Maude Ethel Bell

5 October 1889–13 April 1942 (Age 52)
Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Maude Ethel

When Maude Ethel Bell was born on 5 October 1889, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, John D Bell, was 29 and her mother, Ella Mae West, was 22. She married Robert Earl Pass on 12 December 1909, in Gordon, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and District 849, Gordon, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 13 April 1942, in Gordon, Georgia, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Earl Pass
Maude Ethel Bell
Marriage: 12 December 1909
John Herman Pass
Robert Gordon Pass
Millard E Pass
Mary Ella Pass
David M J Pass

Spouse and Children

12 December 1909
Gordon, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 4

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Age 15

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Maud Pass in household of Robert E Pass, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maud Pass in household of Robert E Pass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maude Pass in household of Earl Pass, "United States Census, 1910"

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