Mary Lou Bell

24 April 1945–1 August 1995 (Age 50)
Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary Lou

When Mary Lou Bell was born on 24 April 1945, in Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Albert Bell, was 36 and her mother, Mary Grant, was 29. She died on 1 August 1995, in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

John Albert Bell
1908–1997
Mary Grant
1916–1987
Mary Lou Bell
1945–1995

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World Events (3)

1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 10

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.
1965 · Postal Worker Strike

Age 20

In 1965, 10,000 postal workers in Ontario and other places around Canada went on strike for higher wages.
1982

Age 37

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

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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