James Ashton Bell

7 December 1910–18 December 1994 (Age 84)
Tasmania, Australia

The Life of James Ashton

When James Ashton Bell was born on 7 December 1910, in Tasmania, Australia, his father, James Bell, was 24 and his mother, Emily Stanton, was 24. He married Lila Elaine about 1931, in Australia. He died on 18 December 1994, in his hometown, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cornelian Bay, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

James Ashton Bell
1910–1994
Lila Elaine
–1987
Marriage: about 1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1931
Australia

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1911

Age 1

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.
1914

Age 4

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.
1939

Age 29

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

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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  • James Ashton Bell, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

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