Churchill Graham Bell

18 April 1893–31 March 1982 (Age 88)
Westport, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Churchill Graham

When Churchill Graham Bell was born on 18 April 1893, in Westport, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Churchill Bell, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Jones, was 46. He married Juanita La Verne Telford on 27 August 1938, in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico, United States. He lived in Sacaton, Pinal, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 3, Pinal, Arizona, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 31 March 1982, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Churchill Graham Bell
Juanita La Verne Telford
Marriage: 27 August 1938

Spouse and Children

27 August 1938
Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Percy R. Bell


    Aubry Bell


    Rena Bell


    Hugh Bell


    Fannie M Bell


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 24

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • C G Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Churchill G Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Churchill G Bell in household of Sarah Bell, "United States Census, 1920"

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