Ruby Dean Bell

4 February 1929–25 December 1996 (Age 67)
Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ruby Dean

When Ruby Dean Bell was born on 4 February 1929, in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, United States, her father, Albert R Bell, was 36 and her mother, Ersa R Bell, was 28. She had at least 1 daughter with Melvin Jackson Smith. She died on 25 December 1996, in Penton, Chambers, Alabama, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Penton, Chambers, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Jackson Smith
1929–1998
Ruby Dean Bell
1929–1996
Deborah Smith Cox

Spouse and Children

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    Deborah Smith Cox

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 12

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 18

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Ruby Jean Bell in entry for Melvin Wayne Smith and Anita Lynne Kennedy, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Ruby Dean Bell Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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