|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1913|
JOHN MARION BELL, Township Trustee, Died at Home on Sturges Avenue. John Marion Bell, one of Mansfield's leading citizens, and for many years occupying positions in public life, died at his home, 54 Sturges Avenue, at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Although he had been in poor health for some time past it was only during the past few weeks that he has been confined to his bed. He had been gradually growing weaker and death finally came as a relief to his sufferings. Practically all the seventy-six years of his life has been spent in Richland County.
He was born in this county, February 6, 1837. He served two terms as county-treasurer and has been trustee of Madison Township, holding this office up to the time of his death. Mr. Bell was the oldest member in years of membership of the First Lutheran Church. He has been an active member of this church for more than fifty years. Mr. Bell was a member of Mansfield Lodge No. 35, F and A. M., having been a member of that body since 1869 and one of the oldest members. He was also a member of Mansfield Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar.
On August 26, 1857, Mr. Bell was united in marriage to Elizabeth Wallace, and Mr. and Mrs. Bell celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary last year.
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mr. A.B. Shull, of Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. S.H. Croft, of Denver, Colorado, Miss Dora Bell and Mrs. Charles Matthes, of this city, and one son, A.W. Bell, of Mansfield. One sister, Mrs. James Campbell, of Mansfield, also survives.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, the time and place to be announced later.
(The Mansfield News, Tuesday, March 4, 1913)
Elizabeth Wallace Bell (1839 - 1927)*
Dora Electa Bell (1868 - 1954)*
Mary Myrtle Bell (1873 - 1906)*
Harry F. Bell (1876 - 1944)*
John R. Bell (1886 - 1906)*
Note: Age 76 Years
Created by: Judy Farst
Record added: Nov 14, 2011
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