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 Gabriel Bell

Gabriel Bell

Borden, Clark County, Indiana, USA
Death 13 Mar 1909 (aged 68)
Pawnee, Harrison County, Missouri, USA
Burial Hatfield, Harrison County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 14504180 · View Source
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Source: Bethany Republican, March 25, 1909, page 5

Death of Gabriel Bell

Once again the death angel has visited our midst and called home another highly respected citizen and friend, Gabriel Bell. He was born November 22, 1840, at Borden, Clark County, Ind., and died March 3, 1909, at the home of his son Mark Bell, in Pawnee, MO. He was 69 years 4 months and 9 days old. He was married to Indiana Baggerly, January 10, 1861 at Borden, Indiana. To this union ten children were born, seven sons and three daughters. One son and one daughter died in infancy. Six sons and two daughters survive him; George and David Bell of Wray, Colorado; Mark Bell of Pawnee, Missouri; Mrs. Ida Daum of Hatfield, Mo; Jason and John Bell of Pawnee; Virgil Bell of Hatfield, Missouri; and Mrs. Lulu Thraikill of Pawnee, Missouri. Four sons and one daughter were at his bedside. Lulu was sick and was unable to be there, and George and David were unable to be there from Colorado.

He moved, with his family, from Indiana to Taylorsville, Ill., in 1875 and remained there until 1876; then he moved to Pawnee, Mo. In 1900 he began to carry the Star Mail from Hatfield to Eglinth. Then he moved to Hatfield, making it more convenient for his business. He lived there seven years. After quitting the mail route, he returned to the farm. In 1870 he united with the Christian Church. In later years he changed his membership to Saint Church and lived a Christian until death called him home. He was loved by all who knew him and was always so cheerful. It seemed as though he tried to look on the bright side of life. It was only ten months ago that his darling companion preceded him to the beyond. He was only sick about two weeks with pneumonia. He told them all that he did not want to get well and that he was prepared to go. He called the children to his bedside a few hours before his death and told them all to live so as to meet him in a better world, and that he wanted all things straightened up and to always remain loving brothers and sisters and not to have any trouble. His last words were of Lulu, who was unable to be at his bedside.

It seemed since his wife's death that he was always longing to be with her. He has only one brother living, and he resides in Indiana, but was unable to be there. He leaves six sons and 2 daughters and 1 nephew, Thomas Bell, of Pawnee, Missouri, and several grandchildren to mourn his death. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 o'clock at the hall by Elder Snively, where a large congregation assembled to pay their last tribute of respect and show something of the esteem in which he was held in the community in which he lived. He was laid to rest in the Payne Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones in the hour of trouble. Thus one by one we are passing on and one by one we are crossing the silent river to the great unknown - Yet while life's chain is never really broken and each link must fall away in death, we must turn thought and hope to the land where parting is unknown.

(Written by Evelyn Shackleton)

Son of Elias E (b: 9 Jan 1808 in North Carolina)and Jemima McKinley Bell (b: 8 Mar 1807 in Kentucky).

Married to Indiana Baggerly on 10 Jan 1861.

1. George William Bell b: 5 May 1862 in Clark Co., Wood Twp., Indiana
2. David Max Bell b: 31 May 1868 in Borden, Wood Twp., Indiana
3. Elias Mark Bell b: 19 Feb 1871 in Clark Co., Indiana
4. Jason Briggs Bell b: 6 Sep 1873 in Clark Co., Indiana
5. John Almy Bell
6. Ida May Bell b: 4 Mar 1880 in Pawnee, Missouri
7. Virgil Gabriel Bell b: 16 Oct 1882 in Hatfield, Missouri
8. Lula Maude Bell b: 4 Sep 1885 in Hatfield, Missouri
9. Infant Son Bell
10. Infant Daughter Bell

Information below the obituary is courtesy of J. Craven on RootsWeb.

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