|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1846|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1932|
New York, USA
Edwin Merville Bell (4/6/1846-1/18/1932) was born the son of Worthy Bell & Juliana Bell Renner (9/10/1826-7/28/1902). Juliana later married Henry Renner (6/6/1826-4/19/1878) on 7/28/1902.
He had at least one brother: Maurice G. Bell (1848-1890)and two half sisters Maud Renner (1860-).Maud Renner (1860-12/31/)Smith (Dr. Smith) and Lessette Renner (1862-6/15/1862).
He married Ellen "Nellie" C. Bell (1845-1927). She listed as occupation: Keep House. They had three known chidlren: Cora May Bell Hoff (1872-)(Daniel Hoff)and Carl Bell (1874-).
Bradford Era 2/22/1892
Deeds-Feb. 8-Edwin M. Bell to A.F. Eaton, Cashier, Foster Township 2000.
E. M. Bell
Funeral services for E. M. Bell, who died January 18th, were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Dewey on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. H. w, Stevens of the Community Church officiating.
Burial was in Limestone, N.Y. and services at the grave were conducted by Henry Renner Lodge, F. & A. M., of the place. The lodge bears the name of Mr. Bell's stepfather, Henry Renner.
Edwin Merville Bell was born in April 6, 1846, at Lennox, Pa. He received his schooling at Limestone academy and Bryant & Stratton Business College in Buffalo. In 1869 he married Ellen Christine Beardsley, who died here on May 27, 1927.
Before his marriage he and his brothers opened a store in Limestone under the firm name of Bell Bros. the store burned in 1888, and he then entered the firm of Stickney, Bell & co. at Smethport, Pa. He was manger of J. B. Weed & Co. in Bradford and Slate run, Pa. for 15 years. In 1910, Mr. and Mrs. Bell went to North Tonawanda to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. D. H. Dewey, and family moved to Castile with them in 1915.
Mr. Bell was a very active man in spite of his advanced age and took part in many community and industrial activities here until last April, when he suffered an attack of pneumonia. His geniality and courtesy stamped him as a gentleman of the old school, and his character won a host of friends for him in this community.
When a young man, Mr. Bell united with the Methodist Church of Limestone and was superintendent of the Sunday school there for 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Limestone.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. D. H. Dewy of Castile; a son C.W. Bell of Yatesboro, pa.; four granddaughters: Mrs. Charles Milner, Erie, Pa.,; Mrs P. G. Wellenkamp, Radburn, N. J.; Mrs. G. E. Underwood, Hamburg: Miss Ellen Dewey, castile and three great grandsons; Robert Penman, Erie, Pa.; David and Jeremy Wellenkamp, Radburn, N.J. (Perry Record, Perry, NY 1932)
Thanks to MSue, Family Search.org, Old Fulton NY, Postcards, and Limestone Cemetery.
Juliana Renner (1826 - 1902)
Ellen Christine Beardsley Bell (1845 - 1927)
Edwin M Bell (1846 - 1932)
Maurice G Bell (1848 - 1890)*
Lessette Renner (1862 - 1862)*
Note: PHGS cemetery records
New York, USA
Maintained by: Betty Hicks
Originally Created by: MSue
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
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Added: Nov. 3, 2010