Earl Robert "Roy" Bell

17 January 1886–5 February 1953 (Age 67)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States

The Life of Earl Robert "Roy"

When Earl Robert "Roy" Bell was born on 17 January 1886, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, his father, Robert Bell, was 37 and his mother, Matilda LaTourelle, was 41. He married Elizabeth Patterson Anderson in 1908. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1920 and Montebello Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 February 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Earl Robert "Roy" Bell
Elizabeth Patterson Anderson
Marriage: 1908
Earl Bell
Walter Robert Bell
Charles W. Bell
Barbara Anette Bell
Matilda Bell
Marion Lee Bell
Earl Bell
Erline Rae Bell

Spouse and Children



    Earl Bell


    Walter Robert Bell


    Charles W. Bell


    Barbara Anette Bell


    Matilda Bell


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Parents and Siblings

    Robert Bell


    Matilda LaTourelle




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Age 18

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)

  • Roy Bell in household of Walter Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Bell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl R Bell, "United States Census, 1930"

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