Mose Bell

2 July 1912–July 1984 (Age 71)
Havana, Hale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mose

Mose Bell was born on 2 July 1912, in Havana, Hale, Alabama, United States as the son of Della Bell and Lillie Houston. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Leona Williams. He died in July 1984, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Mose Bell
Leona Williams
Lillie Bell
Delly L Bell
O C Bell
Jimmie Lee Bell

Spouse and Children



    Lillie Bell


    O C Bell


    Delly L Bell


    Jimmie Lee Bell


Parents and Siblings

    Della Bell


    Lillie Houston




    Charty Bell



    Ollie Belle


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 5

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Mose Bell in household of Della Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mose Bell in household of Lilly Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mose Bell in entry for Lillie Bell, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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