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Bertha Elizabeth Onken Bell
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1881
Audubon County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1946
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Atlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, IA
August 10, 1946

MRS. H. H. BELL, 64
FORMER RESIDENT
HERE, SUCCUMBS

Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Bell, 64
wife of the late Henry H. Bell
and a former resident of Atlantic
died at 10:15 Thursday evening at
her home in Des Moines, where she
had lived the last twenty years.
Mrs. Bell had been in ill health
several years and bedfast the last
two weeks.

She was born in Audubon coun-
ty Oct. 26, 1881, the daughter of
Wilhelm and Elizabeth Onken,
and grew to womanhood there.
Following her marriage to Henry
H. Bell in 1900, the couple lived
in the Oakfield vicinity for a num-
ber of years and then moved to
a farm near Atlantic. They resided
here several years and later at
Leon and Lorimor, prior to moving
to Des Moines, where Mr. Bell
died in 1942.

Surviving are three children,
Henry C. and Glen R. Bell of At-
lantic, and Miss Lowene Bell of
Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs.
George Hastings and Mrs. Kath-
erine Brewer of Atlantic, Mrs.
George Andersen of Anita and
Mrs. Peter Leander of Marne; a
brother, Henry Onken, of Orient,
and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held
at the Hamilton funeral home in
Des Moines Monday afternoon at
1:30, followed by graveside serv-
ices at the Atlantic cemetery at
4:30. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Wilhelm Christian Onken (1848 - 1913)
  Elizabeth Hardwick Onken (1856 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Henry Harrison Bell (1874 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Clarence Bell (1901 - 1964)*
  Glen Robert Bell (1906 - 1973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Emelie Onken Leander (1875 - 1948)*
  Annie Louise Onken Hastings (1877 - 1955)*
  Amalia Fredricka Onken Kraack (1879 - 1939)*
  Bertha Elizabeth Onken Bell (1881 - 1946)
  William Rhinehart Onken (1883 - 1923)*
  Henry Carl Onken (1886 - 1954)*
  Alfred Christian Onken (1891 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Atlantic Cemetery
Atlantic
Cass County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Karen Brewer
Record added: Jan 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46997603
Bertha Elizabeth <i>Onken</i> Bell
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- Karen Brewer
 Added: Sep. 17, 2013
 
 
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