|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1893|
Son of John S. and Zipporah (Cock) Bell. He graduated from Dayton Central high School in 1859. After the war, he came to Nebraska in 1867,settling in Nemaha County, Brownville. He pursued farming for two years then moved to the town of Johnson where he ran a brick yard. After a year, he began serving Nemaha County as a Deputy-Clerk and Sheriff for three year. In the spring of 1875, Andrew moved to Crete in Saline County where he worked at the harness trade. In 1876, he moved to York where he was employed at the County Clerk's office until the fall of 1879. At that time he was elected to Clerk of the District Court for York County. He was married to Lucy A. Young (born in Illinois) in 1878.
From The Sherman County Times, December 15, 1893, page 4, transcribed by Linda Berney:
Taken From the York Republican -
An Old Resident Gone -
A. J. Bell died last Friday morning, between the hours of two and three o'clock. He had been suffering from diabetes for some months past, and his physicians had told him that there was no help for him. Those who were intimate with him realized that his time on earth was short, though no one anticipated that the end was so near at hand. On the Wednesday before his death he was taken with a severe attack of the grip, which hastened the fatal termination of his sickness. He was buried on Sunday at two o'clock by the Grand Army and the Knights of Pythias, both of which orders he was a respected member. The funeral was from the residence, and the services consisted of appropriate remarks by Messrs E. A. Gilbert and C. L. Melaher and the ritualistic ceremonies of the two orders at the grave in Greenwood, where he was buried.
He leaves a wife and two children to mourn for him, and a large number of friends who will sorely miss him on the streets, in business circles and in their lodge rooms.
Mr. Bell enlisted in the Union army when only a boy, and served till the close of the war. He came to Nebraska among the pioneers in this part of the state and for a time resided at Exeter. He was an expert accountant and scribe, and during F. W. Liedtk's term in the clerk's office of this county, he secured a position as assistant, and moved to York. He was subsequently elected clerk of the District Court, and with the exception of a short time, during which he was employed in a bank at Loup City, he has resided here continuously for about 17 years.
He was outspoken and fearless, true to his convictions, and a friend who could always be relied upon. Generous to a fault, the hand of need was never extended to him in vain, and he has been the author of many unheralded acts of human kindness and christian-like charity. Peculiar in his religious views, and outspoken concerning them, he was misunderstood by many who were not intimate with him, but when the lives of men stand revealed in the last great day, there will be found many of much greater pretensions whose life work will not compare with that of A. J. Bell. - York Republican
Andrew J. Bell was at one time a resident of Loup City, holding a position with the First National Bank, and served one term as village trustee. He was a fine gentleman and all who became acquainted with him were his friends.
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