|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1862|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1913|
WALTER BELL was born in Wysox Township, November 18, 1862, and died at his home in Milledgeville, July 3, 1913 at the age of 51 years, 7 months and 3 days.
He married Emma McElhaney December 23, 1885. The first ten years of their married life was spent in Morris County, Kansas. They then returned to this community where he has since lived. Mr. Bell in his parents' home [Charles and Maryetta Bell] had a goodly heritage. He received his early education in the country schools of his neighborhood.
At the age of sixteen he was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He has lived a faithful Christian life, faithful to his church. For many years he sang in the church choir and during the last three years has served on the Board of Stewards. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge and for some time has held the office of clerk. He was a true brother. The death of Mr. Bell is a loss to the whole community. Few men have the respect of as large a portion of the people as he had. A man of integrity with decided convictions as to right or wrong and not afraid to take his stand for what he believed to be right, modest, unassuming and absolutely free from all bad habits, leading a clean life. Perhaps his life can best be told in these words - "He was a Christian Man".
Funeral services were held at the M.E. church Sunday at 11 A.M., conducted by Rev. Hewitt, local M.E. Pastor, assisted by Rev. Z.T. Livengood of the Brethren church. Brief services at the house preceding. The Modern Woodmen and the men's S.S. class of the M.E. church accompanied the remains from the home to the church where a large congregation of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects to the departed. Rev. Hewitt preached a very appropriate sermon taking his text from James 4 - 14 "What is Your Life". The regular church choir furnished the music for the occassion singing some of the deceased's favorite pieces - "Nearer My God to Thee," "O God Our Help in Ages Past" "Face to Face'. The pall bearers were: Wm. Calkins, Wm. and Sidney Milroy, Homer Olmsted, Andrew Peters adn T.N. Fleming. Beautiful floral offerings were given as a token of esteem for the departed. Interment in Bethel cemetery.
Created by: Dave & Pam Jindrich
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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