Robert Richard Bell

10 July 1898–2 March 1977 (Age 78)
Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert Richard

Robert Richard Bell was born on 10 July 1898, in Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. He married Hilda Nixon in 1927, in Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 March 1977, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Robert Richard Bell
1898–1977
Hilda Nixon
1905–1988
Marriage: 1927
John Walton Bell
1929–
June Bell
1934–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1927
Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

    John Walton Bell

    Male1929–Male

    Female1934–2003Female

World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 6

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 10

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 23

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

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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