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Mamie Mir Bell
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1877
Death: Jan. 26, 1906
New York, USA

Died at 4am of Bright's disease.

Her husband, John Bell, blamed Dr. Charles Wilmot Townsend of New Brighton, Staten Island, NY for the death of his wife. Exactly one year later on Jan. 26, 1907, John Bell entered Dr. Townsend's home through an open window and at exactly 4am shot him in bed next to his wife Emma Walser Townsend, also a physician. Dr. Townsend was unable to identify his killer before he died at age 40. Several clues eventually led to John Bell, including the inscription on his wife's grave: "Revenge Renews Our Happy Love in Heaven Forever".

John Bell was convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair, but was reprieved by Gov. Charles Evans Hughes. Transferred to Dannemora State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, John Bell died in the institution on Jan. 19, 1941 age 62. 
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Locust Grove section
 
Created by: Lee Ashmore
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95415450
Mamie <i>Mir</i> Bell
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Mamie <i>Mir</i> Bell
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Mamie <i>Mir</i> Bell
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