Robert Discus Bell

1905–6 July 1996 (Age 91)
Oconee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Robert Discus

When Robert Discus Bell was born in 1905, in Oconee, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert Walter Bell, was 35 and his mother, Mollie C. Lay, was 32. He lived in District 225, Oconee, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 222, Oconee, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 6 July 1996, at the age of 91, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States.

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Robert Discus Bell
1905–1996
Frances
1915–

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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 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 1

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1929

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (3)

  • Robert D Bell in household of Robert Bell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • A Discus Bell in household of Robert W Bell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Discus Belle in household of Robert Belle, "United States Census, 1910"

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