Edythe Lenore Bell

30 January 1898–24 May 1985 (Age 87)
Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

The Life Summary of Edythe Lenore

When Edythe Lenore Bell was born on 30 January 1898, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, her father, Charles Bell, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ella Shurtleff, was 23. She married Norman Clarence McDonald on 16 June 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 24 May 1985, in Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Clarence McDonald
Edythe Lenore Bell
Marriage: 16 June 1926
Norman Charles McDonald
Rollo Douglas McDonald
Robert Bruce McDonald

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1926Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 2
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Age 3
    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
    Age 23
    Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isabel .English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (24)

    • Edythe Bell McDonald in household of Norman Clarence McDonald, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Edith Lenore Bell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Edith Lenor Bell McDonald in household of Norman Clarence McDonald, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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