|Birth: ||Mar., 1856|
|Death: ||May 31, 1917|
Los Angeles County
T A. BELL, Recorder for Fresno County, was born in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, in 1856. His father, T. H. Bell, carried on general farming, making tobacco the staple crop. In 1859 be moved to Dyer County, West Tennessee, and there young Bell received his education at the Newbern School, which was chartered as Union Seminary.
He entered the primary department and continued in school until he was eighteen years old. At that time the family moved to California and settled in Fresno County. On King's river his father engaged in wheat farming and stock-raising, remaining there until the administration of President Cleveland, when he was appointed Receiver of the Visalia land office. After his appointment he moved to Selma, and still makes that his home.
T. A. Bell lived with his parents until 1880, when he engaged in the sheep business, making headquarters at Centreville and keeping from 1,500 to 2,500 sheep. This he continued until 1884. In that year he sold his flock and entered mercantile life in Fresno, under the firm name of Harrell & Bell. Two years later he sold his interest and became agent for the Fresno Agricultural Implement Works, and was also in the land business.
In the fall of 1888 Mr. Bell was elected County Recorder, and was reelected in the fall of 1890. He employs, ten deputies, three of whom are official: J. M. Collier, C. C. Elliott and I. N. Hyde.
He was married in San Francisco, in January, 1887, to Miss Emma S. Maddon, a native of Stockton, California. They have two children: Mary Gertrude, born July 9, 1888, and Irma E., born May 5, 1891.
Mr. Bell is a member of Fresno Lodge, No. 247, F. & A. M.; Vineland Lodge, No. 67, K. of P., and Fresno Lodge, No. 3455, Knights of Honor. Of the last named lodge he is a charter member.
Tyree Harris Bell (1815 - 1902)
Mary Ann Walton Bell (1820 - 1881)
Emma S Maddon Bell (1859 - 1894)
Isaac Thomas Bell (1844 - 1914)*
Susan B. Bell Harrell (1848 - 1922)*
Tyree Alexander Bell (1856 - 1917)
John Richard Bell (1858 - 1911)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Aug 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41369229