Rena A Nokes

16 September 1878–
Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rena A

When Rena A Nokes was born on 16 September 1878, in Logan, Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel Alvin Nokes, was 42 and her mother, Amanda M Gallaher, was 32. She married George W Bell on 7 March 1897, in Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Corwin Township, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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George W Bell
Rena A Nokes
Marriage: 7 March 1897
Hazel W Bell

Spouse and Children

    George W Bell



7 March 1897
Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States


    Hazel W Bell


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Alvin Nokes


    Amanda M Gallaher




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: variant of spelling Noakes .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pena Bell in household of Amanda Nokes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irena A Nokes in household of Daniel A Nokes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rena Nokes, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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