Ralph Bell

9 July 1905–1985 (Age 79)
Toby, Toby Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ralph

When Ralph Bell was born on 9 July 1905, in Toby, Toby Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Edward Bell, was 26 and his mother, Lulu Blanche Greenawalt, was 18. He died in 1985, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Bell
1879–1960
Lulu Blanche Greenawalt
1886–1979
Leona Goldie Bell
1902–1997
Gertude Bell
1904–1930
Ralph Bell
1905–1985
Clarence Monroe Bell
1907–1998
Janette M Bell
1910–
Russell F Bell
1912–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Female1902–1997Female

    Gertude Bell

    Female1904–1930Female

    Male1905–1985Male

    Clarence Monroe Bell

    Male1907–1998Male

    Janette M Bell

    Female1910–Female

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1927

Age 22

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

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)

  • Ralph Bell in household of George E Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ralph E Bell in household of George E Bell, "United States Census, 1910"

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