When Bonnie Lee Ishmael was born on 3 June 1928, in East Prairie, Mississippi, Missouri, United States, her father, Harry Otho Ishmael, was 50 and her mother, Chessie B Zook, was 36. She married Joseph Milton Kell Jr on 13 February 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. She lived in St. James Township, Mississippi, Missouri, United States in 1950. She died on 19 January 1999, in Flat River, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dexter Cemetery, Liberty Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States.
Assyrian/Chaldean, West Indian (mainly Trinidad and Tobago), and African (mainly Nigeria): from the Biblical personal name Ishmael, Hebrew Yishma’el, borne by the first son of the patriarch Abraham and his handmaiden Hagar. The name's meaning in Hebrew is translated literally as ‘God has hearkened’. Compare Esmail , Ismael , and Ismail .