|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1840|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1916|
Published January 30, 1916 in the Columbus Commercial
PROMINENT CONFEDERATE VETERAN CALLED BY DEATH
CAPT. F. M. BELL PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME ON TUSCALOOSA ROAD
Capt. F. M. Bell, one of the most highly respected citizens in this section, died at his home, seven miles east of Columbus on the Tuscaloosa road, at five o'clock Friday morning. Deceased was 75 years old, and death resulted from a complication of ailments incident to his advanced age.
Capt. Bell was a Confederate veteran, having fought throughout the entire progress of the civil war as a member of the Virginia army which during a large portion of the great internescene struggle was under the immediate command of Gen. Robert E. Lee. He was a brave soldier, and since the close of the war had manifested a keen interest in the Confederate veterans and their welfare.
Deceased is survived by his widow, four daughters, three sons and other further removed relatives. The daughters are Mrs. John Harris, of Steens; Mrs. Lillian Waller, of Meridian; and Misses Annie Maude and Minta Bell, who reside with the family, while the sons are Mr. W. M. Bell, who lives near this city, Dr. Gid Bell, of Canton, Miss., and Mr. J. S. Bell, of Opelika, Ala. One brother, Mr. B. F. Bell, of the Ethelsville neighborhood, survives deceased.
Capt. Bell was a conscientious Christian, having for many years been a faithful and consistent member of the Presbyterian church, and had numerous friends who join the Commercial in extending sympathy in the profound sorrow which his death entails.
The body was interred in Beersheba cemetery, the funeral having taken place there at one o'clock yesterday afternoon.
William Bell (1793 - 1883)
Mary Crews Bell (1804 - 1863)
Mary Lillian Steen Bell (1855 - 1928)
Sallie Mae Bell Harris (1876 - 1946)*
James William Bell (1823 - 1863)*
Mary Ann Bell Wharton (1825 - 1904)*
Jonathan Crews Bell (1830 - 1915)*
Thomas Jefferson Bell (1832 - 1862)*
James Newton Bell (1837 - 1910)*
Francis Marion Bell (1840 - 1916)
Benjamin Franklin Bell (1842 - 1922)*
Dorothy Antoinette Bell Gann (1844 - 1893)*
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