Miriam Frances Bell

F, ID# 14851, b. 1878, d. 1882
  • Last Edited: 30 May 2002

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming James Robert Bell as her father).
  2. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), p. 280, (naming James Robert Bell as her father).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Mary Eliza Pullen as her mother).
  4. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," above, (naming Mary Eliza Pullen as her mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," above.

Frank Cochran Bell

M, ID# 14852, b. 1890, d. 5 May 1957
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2004

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming James Robert Bell as his father).
  2. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), p. 280, (naming James Robert Bell as his father).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Mary Eliza Pullen as his mother).
  4. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," above, (naming Mary Eliza Pullen as his mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," above.
  7. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  8. [S749] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  9. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1957, vol. 1, p. 354, file 24969.

John M. White

M, ID# 14853
  • Last Edited: 27 Oct 2001

Family: Carey McNelly Bell b. 1874, d. 25 Apr 1923

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  2. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming John M. White as her father).

Janie Bell White

F, ID# 14854, b. September 1906, d. May 1934
  • Last Edited: 27 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming John M. White as her father).
  2. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Carey McNelly Bell as her mother).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.

Willie Emily Baylor

F, ID# 14855, b. September 1881, d. 27 April 1955
  • Last Edited: 28 Feb 2004

Family: James Robert Bell Jr. b. 3 Nov 1882, d. 26 Mar 1961

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming William Baylor as her father).
  2. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (naming William Baylor as her father).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Rhoda Mariah Burks as her mother).
  4. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (naming Rhoda Mariah Burks as her mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above.
  7. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (stating that she died in 1955 in Cotulla, Texas).
  8. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  9. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1946-55, vol. 2, p. 699, file 19209 (giving the date, county, and state).
  10. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Willie Emily Baylor as his mother).
  11. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (naming Willie Emily Baylor as his mother).
  12. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (naming Willie Emily Baylor as her mother).
  13. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Willie Emily Baylor as her mother).

William Baylor

M, ID# 14856
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2002

Family: Rhoda Mariah Burks

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming William Baylor as her father).
  2. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (naming William Baylor as her father).

Rhoda Mariah Burks

F, ID# 14857
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2002

Family: William Baylor

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Rhoda Mariah Burks as her mother).
  2. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (naming Rhoda Mariah Burks as her mother).

James Baylor Bell

M, ID# 14858, b. 1 January 1908, d. 10 June 1972
  • Last Edited: 9 May 2004

Family: Virginia Curtis b. 18 Jun 1908, d. 15 Jun 2005

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming James Robert Bell as his father).
  2. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (naming James Robert Bell, Jr. as his father).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Willie Emily Baylor as his mother).
  4. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (naming Willie Emily Baylor as his mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 9 May 2004 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (not giving the date).
  9. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1972, vol. 1, p. 104, file 46415.
  10. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 9 May 2004 (stating that he died in Jun 1972 without naming the place).

Amanda Burks Bell

F, ID# 14859, b. 17 July 1913, d. 17 December 1996
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2002

Family: Frank Moffett Newman b. 26 Jun 1903, d. 14 Sep 1972

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming James Robert Bell as her father).
  2. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (naming James Robert Bell, Jr. as her father).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Willie Emily Baylor as her mother).
  4. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (naming Willie Emily Baylor as her mother).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  6. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  7. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (giving only the year and not naming the place).
  8. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (not giving the date).
  9. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Cotulla, Tex. when she died).
  10. [S579] Texas Death Records, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.

Gertrude Joan Grunder

F, ID# 14861, b. 9 August 1889, d. 27 November 1944
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2016

Family: John York Bell b. 11 Mar 1885, d. 9 Apr 1946

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Victor J. Grunder as her father).
  2. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Augusta Keller as her mother).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John York Bell, memorial no. 93104213, viewed on 11 Jun 2016.
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Gertrude Joan Grunder as his mother).
  6. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 281-82. (naming Gertrude Grunder as his mother).

Victor J. Grunder

M, ID# 14862
  • Last Edited: 27 Oct 2001

Family: Augusta Keller

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Victor J. Grunder as her father).

Augusta Keller

F, ID# 14863
  • Last Edited: 27 Oct 2001

Family: Victor J. Grunder

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Augusta Keller as her mother).

John Junior Bell

M, ID# 14864, b. 15 May 1910, d. 24 January 1963

John Junior Bell's tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, Tex., courtesy of Cindy S. Munson.
  • Other Names*: John Bell.
  • Note*: He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1936 and returned to his hometown of Cuero, Texas to practice law. He was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1937 to 1947, of the Texas Senate from 1947 to 1954, and of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 to 1957 but failed to win nomination for another term. He was a private in the U.S. Army from May 1944 to March 1945, was president of a company operating compresses in Cuero and other area cities, and was a rancher and farmer. His picture and detailed biography, and a picture of his wife, appear on page 281 of The History of DeWitt County, Texas.9,10

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2016

Family: Mabel Claire Breeden b. 22 Nov 1916, d. 18 Feb 1983

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  2. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 281-82. (naming John York Bell as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John York Bell, memorial no. 93104213, viewed on 11 Jun 2016 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Junior Bell, memorial no. 6814637, viewed on 11 Jun 2016 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Gertrude Joan Grunder as his mother).
  6. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," above (naming Gertrude Grunder as his mother).
  7. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  8. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  9. [S687] Biography of John Junior Bell, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, online at http://bioguide.congress.gov, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.
  10. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," above.
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Junior Bell, memorial no. 6814637, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Junior Bell, memorial no. 6814637, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (not giving the date).
  13. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, memorial no. 93103860, viewed on 26 Apr 2014.
  14. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (stating that he died in Jan 1963 and not naming the place).
  15. [S687] Biography of John Junior Bell, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, online at http://bioguide.congress.gov, viewed on 27 Oct 2001, (giving the date without naming the place).
  16. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1963, vol. 1, p. 91, file 1949 (giving the date, county, and state).
  17. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Junior Bell, memorial no. 6814637, viewed on 26 Apr 2014.

Carlos Bartlett Bell

M, ID# 14865, b. 17 July 1912, d. 12 June 1943

Carlos Bartlett Bell's tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, Tex., courtesy of Cindy S. Munson.
  • Other Names*: Carlos Bell.
  • Note*: He was a cotton compress superintendent.6

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his death certificate, is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John York Bell, memorial no. 93104213, viewed on 11 Jun 2016 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Carlos Bartlett Bell, memorial no. 93104417, viewed on 11 Jun 2016 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  4. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Gertrude Joan Grunder as his mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S1334] Standard certificate of death (Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 28390 for Carlos Bartlett Bell, filed with local registrar on 1 Jul 1943, John Y. Bell, informant, per copy pictured on memorial for Carlos Bartlett Bell, memorial no. 93104417, http://www.findagrave.com, viewed on 11 Jun 2016.
  7. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (giving the date but not the place).
  8. [S11] Index to Texas Death Records (Austin, Tex.: Tex. Dept. of Health, Bur. of Vital Statistics), typescript, 1941-45, vol. 1, p. 354, file 28390.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Carlos Bartlett Bell, memorial no. 93104417, viewed on 11 Jun 2016.

Basil Bernard Bell

M, ID# 14866, b. 8 November 1917, d. 17 October 1998
  • Last Edited: 28 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming John York Bell as his father).
  2. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (naming Gertrude Joan Grunder as his mother).
  3. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 28 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  5. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 28 Oct 2001 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Houston, Tex. when he died).
  6. [S579] Texas Death Records, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi, viewed on 28 Oct 2001 (giving the date and naming the county but not the town).

Virginia Curtis

F, ID# 14870, b. 18 June 1908, d. 15 June 2005
  • Last Edited: 14 May 2006

Family: James Baylor Bell b. 1 Jan 1908, d. 10 Jun 1972

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 May 2006 (giving the date but not the place).
  3. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (not giving the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 14 May 2006 (stating that she died on 15 Jun 2005; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Dallas, Texas when she died).

Frank Moffett Newman

M, ID# 14874, b. 26 June 1903, d. 14 September 1972
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2002

Family: Amanda Burks Bell b. 17 Jul 1913, d. 17 Dec 1996

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (giving only the date).
  3. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (not giving the date).
  4. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (stating that he died in Sep 1972; not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Cotulla, Tex. when he died).
  5. [S579] Texas Death Records, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.
  6. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (stating that he died in 1972 but not naming the place).
  7. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," above, (stating that he died in 1972 but not naming the place).

Roy Alonzo Sturges

M, ID# 14876, b. 12 December 1912, d. 27 April 1973
  • Last Edited: 31 May 2002

Citations

  1. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (giving only the year).
  2. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.
  3. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (stating that he died in Apr 1973 but not naming the place).
  4. [S579] Texas Death Records, online http://vitals.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (stating that he died in 1973 but not naming the place).
  6. [S750] Margaret Sturges, "James Robert Bell, Jr.," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 280-81, (giving only the year and not naming the place).

Mabel Claire Breeden

F, ID# 14881, b. 22 November 1916, d. 18 February 1983

Mabel Claire Breeden Bell's tombstone, Hillside Cemetery, Cuero, Tex., courtesy of Cindy S. Munson.
  • Other Names*: Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, Mabel Breeden Bell, Mabel Claire Bell, Mabel Breeden, Mabel Bell.
  • Note*: Her picture, in her wedding gown, appears on page 280 of The History of DeWitt County, Texas.13

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her death certificate, is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2016

Family: John Junior Bell b. 15 May 1910, d. 24 Jan 1963

Citations

  1. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," in The Dewitt County Hist. Comm., The History of Dewitt County, Texas (n.p.: Curtis Media Corp., 1991), pp. 281-82. (naming Charles Goodwin Breeden as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, memorial no. 93103860, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (naming Charles Goodwin Breeden as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles Goodwin Breeden, memorial no. 18504603, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (naming Charles Goodwin Breeden as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, memorial no. 93103860, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (naming Mabel Claire Hall as her mother).
  5. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001.
  6. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, memorial no. 93103860, viewed on 11 Jun 2016.
  8. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," above.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Junior Bell, memorial no. 6814637, viewed on 26 Apr 2014 (not giving the date).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Mabel Claire Breeden Bell, memorial no. 93103860, viewed on 26 Apr 2014.
  11. [S686] Virginia Provost, electronic mail to Roger Bartlett, 22 Oct 2001 (giving the date but not the place).
  12. [S312] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/AncestrySSDI, viewed on 27 Oct 2001 (stating that she died in Feb 1983; not naming the place of death but stating that she lived in Cuero, Tex. when she died).
  13. [S752] Rosemary Kokernot, "John J. Bell," above (first bullet).