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Thomas Curl Bell
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1859
Estill County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1898
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Succumbed After a Determined Battle
of Two Months Against Death;
Funeral to Be Held This Afternoon.

City Auditor Thomas C. Bell died at his home, 2010 Prospect avenue at 4:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after an illness of two months with typhoid fever. His wife, mother, and two brothers were with him when the end came. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the South Prospect Christian church, at Twenty-second and Prospect. Burial will be at Union cemetery.
Mr. Bell's little 8-year-old daughter was taken to California by her aunt two weeks ago, when it was thought that her father was already on the road to recovery.
Thomas C Bell was a man of immense enthusiasm and his energetic canvass for nomination and later for election as city auditor during the last campaign undermined his constitution. He was really sick when elected and though he transacted the business of the office for a couple of weeks after his election, his physician, Dr. George O. Coffin, advised him to take a rest. He went to Bean lake on a fishing trip and there it is supposed he contracted the disease from impure wate, his enfeebled condition making him fall an easy victim to an attack which would otherwise undoubtedly have been repelled. He returned to the city and had been confined to his home for the past eight weeks. His great latent vital powers bore him up through the long illness until the vital resources were exhausted from the persistency and debilitating effect of the unusually severe attack.
Mr. Bell suffered a serious relapse last Wednesday but as this was only one of many which had preceded it and as he revived from the backset, it was thought that he could rally successfully. His condition two weeks ago ws so favorable that his little daughter was taken to California by Mr. Bell's sister.
During the past five weeks Mr. Bell was unconscious practically all of the time. He mad a game fight and only succumbed when his system was completely exhausted by the ravages of the disease.
Mr. Bell was on of the most popular young men in the city and his death will be regretted by an exceptionally large circle of friends. He was one of the leading sporting writers in the West and was for several years sporting editor of The Journal, being a recognized authority in all branches of sport and athletics. The only political office he ever held was that in which he was elected last spring. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, and was a prominent member of the Kansas City Cyclist Club and also of the Kansas City Bowling Club. He leaves a widow, mother, one daughter, Mildred, 8 years old, and two brothers, Clarence H. and Clayton Bell.
Family links: 
  Clayton C Bell (1822 - 1890)
  Olivia Moseley Bell (1838 - 1918)
  Clarence H Bell (____ - 1928)*
  Thomas Curl Bell (1859 - 1898)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Slant-face gray granite replacement gravestone is in good condition but leaning sharply forward. (20 Jan 2012)
Union Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section C Lot 47 Moseley-Bell Family plot
GPS (lat/lon): 39.07379, -94.58118
Maintained by: J F-B
Originally Created by: Deb Frantz
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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