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George Petty Bell
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1910
Valley County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1984
Nebraska, USA

George was an Office Manager for an agriculturally related county service and a farmer in Mira Valley south of Ord, Nebraska. He and his wife were also avid family genealogists. He was a very nice man.

George was born in Mira Valley, and grew up there, and attended Valleyside (District 10) school there, through grade 10. He attended the high school in Ord for the last two years, being graduated in Ord in 1928. He attended Hastings College in Hastings, NE for one year, but then the Great Depression hit and he left school and found work where he could, mostly with Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph, with telephone line construction. And did farmhand work. In 1936 he was working his grandparents' farm in Mira Valley. He married that year, and then he and Mary lived on the former Oliver P. Bell place, directly west of what was then the Wilson Presbyterian Church. In that home all four of their children were born.

As a young man George became involved in raising purebred Hereford cattle, and interest that stayed with him all his life. In addition to raising those cattle and farming, George wired a lot of farm homes for electricity as Rural Electification Authority (REA) began to bring electrical power to the rural areas. He also served on the local school board.

In 1947 he and his family moved to his parents' farm, which was directly north of the old Wilson Presbyterian Church (though by then the church has closed and been torn down). He lived on that farm, then, for the rest of his life.

In 1964 George became the manager for the Nance County ASCS (a governmental conservation program) in Fullerton, Nebraska. He retired in 1973 to resume full time farming and working with registered cattle.

George was a good singer, often asked to sing solos for funerals and other events. He and his family had transferred the membership at Wilson Presbyterian Church in Mira Valley to the Presbyterian Church in Ord, when the Wilson church was disbanded in about 1936.

George was a gregarious person; loving to mix and visit with people. He was an avid reader.

George and Mary had four children: George Clement Bell, Wendell Allen Bell, James Richard Bell, and Patricia Louene Bell.

Family links: 
  Adam Wilson Bell (1874 - 1946)
  Louisa Margaret Petty Bell (1875 - 1939)
  Mary Celina Clement Bell (1906 - 1994)
  George Clement Bell (1939 - 1939)*
  James Moore Bell (1908 - 1982)*
  George Petty Bell (1910 - 1984)
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
North Loup
Valley County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: Nebord
Originally Created by: RobMinteer57
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91933330
George Petty Bell
Added by: Nebord
George Petty Bell
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