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William Bell
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Birth: 1803
Scottish Borders, Scotland
Death: Sep. 6, 1885
Ontario, Canada

"The death of Mr William Bell. This old and well known resident of Galt died at the home of his son-in-law Mr John Gourlay on Sabbath evening last. Some few days previously the old gentleman was seized with paralysis while sitting in front of the house, and although he rallied so far to recover consciousness to a certain extent the shock was too severe for one of his age, and he gradually sank until he passed to his rest on the evening mentioned. Mr Bell was a native of Roxboroughshire, Scotland, and came to Canada in 1857. He at once took up his residence in Galt, where he has resided continually ever since. He was a quiet, unassuming citizen, full of old time memories of his beloved Scotland and during his long residence in Galt never made an enemy.He leaves a large family, of whom Mr John Bell resides in Winnipeg; Andrew in Manitoba near Winnipeg; William and Adam in Galt; Mrs Fenwick in Toronto; and Mrs Gourlay and Miss Elsie Bell in Galt. The deceased gentleman was aged 82 years and 6 months at the time of his death. His funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, a large number of mourners attending, notwithstanding the inclement weather, to show the last token of respect to their old friend". (Galt Reporter; September 11, 1885).
Family links: 
  Janet Whitson Bell (1806 - 1867)*
  John Bell (1832 - 1896)*
  William Bell (1834 - 1911)*
  Andrew White Bell (1835 - 1911)*
  Adam Bell (1838 - 1905)*
  Elspeth Bell (1838 - ____)*
  Euphemia Bell Fenwick (1839 - 1900)*
  Alison Bell (1842 - 1925)*
  Jane Bell Gourlay (1845 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: As noted on the deed, the six grave Bell Plot at Range 15 Lot 32, was purchased on the day of William Bell's death. He does not, however, have a grave stone on the plot.
Mountview Cemetery
Waterloo Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Range 15 Lot 32
Created by: Janet Whitson
Record added: May 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110352152
William Bell
Added by: Janet Whitson
William Bell
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Rest in peace.
- Janet
 Added: Dec. 6, 2015

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