Bessie Myrtle Morrell

5 April 1895–13 June 1963 (Age 68)
Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Bessie Myrtle

When Bessie Myrtle Morrell was born on 5 April 1895, in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, David R. Morrell, was 27 and her mother, Charlotte Nicholson, was 25. She married Frederick Earl Bell on 25 April 1916, in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1895 and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. She died on 13 June 1963, in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 68, and was buried in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Earl Bell
Bessie Myrtle Morrell
Marriage: 25 April 1916
George Thane Bell

Spouse and Children

25 April 1916
Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


    George Thane Bell


Parents and Siblings

    David R. Morrell


    Charlotte Nicholson




World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 6

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 42

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 60

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Morel, a diminutive vernacular form of Latin Maurus ( see Moore 3), with the hypocoristic suffix -el.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Morrell in entry for Thaine George Bell and Helen Audry Wetmore, "Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Bessie Myrtle Morrell, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"
  • Bessie Myrtle Morrell, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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