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
Ada Frances Gladden
Marriage: 8 January 1916
Ruby Frances Blackwell Bell
Robert Bell
Jesse Eugene Bell
Birdie Lee Bell
Raymond Richard Bell
William Bell
Ernest Bell
Allen Edgar Bell
Jerry Bell
Daniel Bell

Spouse and Children

8 January 1916
Fulton, Georgia, United States


    Ruby Frances Blackwell Bell


    Robert Bell


    Jesse Eugene Bell


    Birdie Lee Bell



+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Isham T. Bell


    Nancy D O’Key




    John P. Bell


    Berry Bell


    Leary Bell


    Dolly Bell


    George Bell


+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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