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Robert Washington Bell
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1894
Lincoln Township
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1984
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

ROBERT WASHINGTON BELL Sr. was the out-of-wedlock son of Lucy Minerva MOORE-OGLINE 1873-1900 (d/o Elizabeth MOORE 1839-1900 & Josiah OGLINE 1852-1910) AND consort frind Leonard Jesse BELL 1872-1967 (s/o William 1829-1901 & Lydia GERIIFITH-BELL 1837-1895. RWB's 1894 birth was documented by recording in the Book of Births, Somerset County Courthouse, Somerset, PA.

ROBERT's mother, Lucy Minerva MOORE-OGLINE had also been an out-of-wedlock child, the daughter of widow Elizabeth Lucy SHAULIS-MOORE (1839-1900) and Josiah Joseph OGLINE, s/o Hiram & Harriett OGLINE. Her mother Elizabeth had been a starved for attention & affection widow with 3 children that had lost her husband OLI in 1865. A civil war soldier, Oliver MOORE 1838-1865 died of disease a prisoner in the Confederate Army Prison Camp located in Salisbury, North Carolina 21 Jan 1865. Josiah Joseph OGLINE 1852-1910 7 years after Minerva's birth married Elizabeth's oldest daughter Mary Ellen 1859-1940 in 1898.

ROBERT WASHINGTON BELL's mother was also the 1/2 sister of Joanna Kimmel 1875-1942, another out-of-wedlock daughter of Elizabeth Lucy SHAULIS-MOORE. Joseph Paul KIMMEL s/o Samuel & Harriett STERN-KIMMEL 1836-1916 & Elizabeth had had a consort relationship several years after Minerva was born resulting in Annie's 1875 birth. Annie (Joanna would marry Phillip Henry OGLINE 1872-1940 in Nov 28, 1897 becoming the loving caring parents of ten (10) children.

ROBERT WASHINGTON's mother Lucy Minerva MOORE-OGLINE would marry John Samuel HARTMAN 1860-1909 at the Somerset Coourthouse June 30, 1895. The short marriage ended in 1900 when she became ill with consumption suffering for six months until dying 2 days after Robert's 6th birthday.TB)

After the death of his mother his grandmother Elizabeth MOORE enjoyed caring for her young grandson, unfortunately she died suddenly September 11 1900. The Federal Census enumerated June 1, 1900 docuemnts that Robert WASHINTON BELL & ELIZABETH MOORE were living in the same abode.

Aunt ANNIE (Joanna) KIMMEL-OGLINE, daughter of Elizabeth Moore and 1/2 sister of Minerva MOORE OGLINE-HARTMAN that had married Phillip Henry OGLINE took over care and custody of Robert Washington BELL from Age six (6) raising him as one of her own until he reachd the age of majority going off on hia own.

ROBERT WILLIAM BELL would marry the former Cora A. GAUMER becoming the proud father of six (6) children. His wife Cora would die July 13, 1971.

Surviving children on date bio written:
+ Rosemary BELL b: 02/01/1921
+ Robert W. BELL Jr. b: 04/08/1924 Susan PERIAN
+ Margaret (Betty) BELL b: 07/08/1927

Deceased Children:
+ Kenneth BELL 3/27/1917-1/9/1998 Florence Hostetler, Kansas
+ Mellicent BELL 4/19/1919-01/20/2008 BOWSER, died Lancaster Co PA
+ Dorothy J. BEll 11/12/1929-12/31/2000
....Md William Ray Griffith

ROBERT WASHINGTON BELL's OBITUARY was published in the Somerset Daily American Newspaper December 3, 1984. Final arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home, Somerset. Burial & final internment in Jenner Crossroads Cemetery, Jenners, Somerset County, PA.

BIOGRAPHED & MEMORALIZED by Charles Ogline. Inquiries, comments and photographs to enhance this memorial are encouraged communicated via internet e-mail to
Family links: 
  Leonard Jesse Bell (1874 - 1967)
  Minerva Lucy Ogline Hartman (1873 - 1900)
  Cora Alice Gaumer Bell (1888 - 1971)*
  Rosemary Bell (1921 - 2015)*
  Robert Washington Bell (1924 - 2010)*
  Robert Washington Bell (1894 - 1984)
  Harry Leonard Bell (1909 - 1994)**
  Elmer Griffith Bell (1916 - 2005)**
*Calculated relationship
Jenners Crossroads Cemetery
Jenners Crossroads
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: G. Charles Ogline Lantay...
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51191545
Robert Washington Bell
Added by: G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)
Robert Washington Bell
Added by: G. Charles Ogline Lantay (aka Gregory P. Lantay)
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