John Mason Bell

10 April 1893–1 July 1954 (Age 61)
Colorado City, El Paso, Colorado, United States

The Life of John Mason

When John Mason Bell was born on 10 April 1893, in Colorado City, El Paso, Colorado, United States, his father, John Cunningham Bell, was 24 and his mother, Helen Ellen Burnside, was 24. He married Annie Lamph on 9 September 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Kenilworth, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1930. His occupation is listed as coal miner in Mohrland, Emery, Utah, United States. He died on 1 July 1954, at the age of 61, and was buried in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mason Bell
1893–1954
Annie Lamph
1896–1970
Marriage: 9 September 1914
Ellen May Bell
1915–1981
Zelpha Bell
1917–2009
LuCylle Bell
1919–2011
Dorothy Bell
1921–1999
John Lamph Bell
1922–1987
Joyce Bell
1925–2001

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 September 1914
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, 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).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. 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 Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John M Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John M Bell in household of Thomas Lamph, "United States Census, 1930"

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