Rose Edna Bell

13 April 1923–22 June 1995 (Age 72)
Transylvania, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rose Edna

Rose Edna Bell was born on 13 April 1923, in Transylvania, North Carolina, United States. She died on 22 June 1995, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

James Wilbur Edwards Jr.
1920–1985
Rose Edna Bell
1923–1995

Spouse and Children

    James Wilbur Edwards Jr.

    Male1920–1985Male

    Female1923–1995Female

World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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  • Rose Edna Bell in entry for James Wilbur Edwards Jr., "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"
  • Rose Edna Bell in entry for James Wilbur Edwards Jr., "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
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