Roy Lee Bell

17 November 1913–16 March 1989 (Age 75)
Texas, United States

The Life of Roy Lee

When Roy Lee Bell was born on 17 November 1913, in Texas, United States, his father, Marvin Lucian Bell, was 24 and his mother, Fannie Myrtle Garner, was 21. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Parker, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 16 March 1989, at the age of 75, and was buried in Scurry, Kaufman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marvin Lucian Bell
1888–1977
Fannie Myrtle Garner
1892–1986
Ruby Bell
1911–
Roy Lee Bell
1913–1989
Lucian Ballars Bell
1916–1990
Fay Bell
1921–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Roy Bell in household of Marvin L Bell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Bell in household of Marvin Bell, "United States Census, 1930"

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