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William Nathaniel Bell
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1817
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1887
King County
Washington, USA

William Nathaniel Bell, one of the founders of Seattle, was born in St. Clair county, Illinois, on March 11, 1817. His early life was spent on a farm, coming west in 1851 as part of a wagon team destined for Oregon. He joined up with the Dennys to come to Seattle, where he established a donation claim just north of town. When his house was burned down by the Indians in 1856, he moved with his family to California and remained there until 1870.
After the death of his wife Sarah, he returned to Seattle and reestablished himself in several Seattle businesses. His donation claim, today known as Belltown, had become valuable in his absence. Virginia and Olive streets were named for his daughters. The Austin A. Bell building was named for his son, after his untimely death. Today it is a historic building of Seattle, used for retail and condominiums.
William had his wife Sarah re-interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Sarah A Bell (1819 - 1856)
  Laura K. Bell Coffman (1842 - 1887)*
  Mary Virginia Bell Hall (1847 - 1931)*
  Austin A Bell (1854 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Born Edwardsville IL
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Feb 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5209114
William Nathaniel Bell
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William Nathaniel Bell
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William Nathaniel Bell
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2013
Rest In Peace.
- Carolyn Farnum
 Added: Nov. 20, 2007
Born Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinios came to Puget Sound 13 Nov 1851. His information is on the same stone as Sarah A Bell
- Karen Sipe
 Added: Oct. 3, 2006

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