Leonora Bell

1923–23 September 1953 (Age 30)
Saint Mary, Jamaica

The Life of Leonora

When Leonora Bell was born in 1923, in Saint Mary, Jamaica, her father, James Alexander Bell, was 51 and her mother, Albertha Hamilton, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 September 1953, in Port Maria, Saint Mary, Jamaica, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Bell
1872–1940
Albertha Hamilton
1888–1966
Florence Bell
1911–1990
Alexander Bell
–1979
Vincent Bell
–2008
Arnold Hope Bell
1913–1997
James William Bell
1917–1997
Irene Lureta Bell
1919–1986
Jasper George Bell
1921–2005
Leonora Bell
1923–1953
Maud Josephine Bell
1924–1931
John Beecher Bell
1924–
Jane Ann Bell
1927–1927
Joseph Bell
1930–2007

Parents and Siblings

    James Alexander Bell

    Male1872–1940Male

    Female1888–1966Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (1)

1944

Age 21

Universal adult suffrage introduced. new constitution providing for a popularly-elected House of Representatives promulgated.

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 (2)

  • Lenorah Bell in entry for Gweneth Maud Anderson, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Leonora Bell, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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