Edward Price Bell

Male1 March 1869–23 September 1943

Brief Life History of Edward Price

When Edward Price Bell was born on 1 March 1869, in Rosedale, Florida Township, Parke, Indiana, United States, his father, Addison William Bell, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Nancy Price, was 35. He married Mary Alice Mills on 21 December 1897, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1919 and lived in China in 1935 and Beat 3, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 23 September 1943, in Pass Christian, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Price Bell
Mary Alice Mills
Marriage: 21 December 1897
Alice Elizabeth Bell
Edward Price Bell Jr
John Addison Bell

Sources (20)

  • Edward P Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward P Bell in entry for Edward Price Bell and Noelie Clerc, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Edward Price Bell, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1897Montgomery, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · The Tianjin Massacre

    Age 1

    The Tientsin Massacre of 1870 took place in Tianjin, along China's northern coast. Rumors had spread throughout 1870 that Christian baptism caused death; this was because orphanages were experiencing high outbreaks of disease, and the baptisms of children most likely to die were prioritized first. Tensions rose further when three kidnappers were arrested outside Tianjin and one of them claimed to be selling children to the Catholic orphanage. As Chinese officials attempted to meet with French representatives to discuss various issues, anti-Catholic riots began to gather outside the cathedral. Events afterwards escalated and became more confusing, resulting in at least 60 deaths, including two French Consular officials, ten nuns, two Lazarist priests, three Russian traders, and roughly 40 Chinese Christians. In 1871, the Chinese would formally apologize to the French Head of State, but this event led to the Chinese government refusing to accept or endorse foreign missionaries.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 21

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. 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 Isabel .

    English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), 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).

    English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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