Buford R Bell

August 1895–18 November 1949 (Age 54)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Buford R

When Buford R Bell was born in August 1895, in Georgia, United States, his father, Isham T. Bell, was 36 and his mother, Nancy D O’Key, was 38. He married Ada Frances Gladden on 8 January 1916, in Fulton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Union, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States for about 39 years. He died on 18 November 1949, in Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Buford R Bell
1895–1949
Ada Frances Gladden
1899–1948
Marriage: 8 January 1916
Ruby Frances Blackwell Bell
1917–1991
Robert Bell
1919–
Jesse Eugene Bell
1922–1964
Birdie Lee Bell
1925–1979
Raymond Richard Bell
1926–1981
William Bell
1930–1989
Ernest Bell
1932–1989
Allen Edgar Bell
1933–1989
Jerry Bell
1936–1983
Daniel Bell
1937–1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1916
Fulton, Georgia, United States
children

(10)

    Ruby Frances Blackwell Bell

    Female1917–1991Female

    Robert Bell

    Male1919–Male

    Jesse Eugene Bell

    Male1922–1964Male

    Birdie Lee Bell

    Female1925–1979Female

    Male1926–1981Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Isham T. Bell

    Male1858–1910Male

    Nancy D O’Key

    Female1857–Female

siblings

(11)

    John P. Bell

    Male1879–1936Male

    Berry Bell

    Male1880–Male

    Leary Bell

    Female1880–Female

    Dolly Bell

    Female1883–Female

    George Bell

    Male1885–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 11

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Buford Bell in household of Nancy D Bell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Buford Bell in household of Isam L Bell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Buford Bell, "United States Census, 1930"

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