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 John Porter Bell

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John Porter Bell

Birth
Death
25 Nov 1916 (aged 74)
Burial
Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID
15414960 View Source

JOHN PORTER BELL
b. Jan. 13, 1842
d. Nov. 26th, 1916

He was a veteran of the Civil War. On May 30, 1861, he enlisted as a private and served three years in Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Regiment. He was wounded at the Seven Days Battle before Richmond and spent 40 days in Libby Prison.
He was married April 13, 1865, to Millie J. Waterman of Westmoreland county, Pa.

The Baldwin Ledger, Friday, Dec. 1, 1916, Pg. 1
Vol. XXXIV, No. 14

John Porter Bell was born in Indiana county, Penn., Jan. 13, 1842, and died at his home in Baldwin, Nov. 26, 1916, aged 74 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

He was married April 13, 1863, to Millie J. Waterman of Westmoreland county, Pa. In September of that year they moved to Kansas. He purchased from the government what is now the family homestead in Palmyrn township near Black Jack.

To this union were born four children: Frank and John, Mrs. Jennie Fuhs and Mrs. Eva D Skinner, who with their mother, survive him.

He was converted in the Old Stone church at Black Jack and, together with Mrs. Bell, united with the Presbyterian church near their home. His membership has continued with this church ever since.

In 1906 they moved from their farm to Baldwin, where he presided at the time of his death.

He was a staunch citizen, a noble husband, and a good father. He was active in all the development of this county through the years.

The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church on last Tuesday afternoon and the church was crowded with friends and neighbors who had come to testify to the high esteem in which he was held.

Source: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/John_Porter_Bell.htm

JOHN PORTER BELL
b. Jan. 13, 1842
d. Nov. 26th, 1916

He was a veteran of the Civil War. On May 30, 1861, he enlisted as a private and served three years in Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Regiment. He was wounded at the Seven Days Battle before Richmond and spent 40 days in Libby Prison.
He was married April 13, 1865, to Millie J. Waterman of Westmoreland county, Pa.

The Baldwin Ledger, Friday, Dec. 1, 1916, Pg. 1
Vol. XXXIV, No. 14

John Porter Bell was born in Indiana county, Penn., Jan. 13, 1842, and died at his home in Baldwin, Nov. 26, 1916, aged 74 years, 10 months, and 11 days.

He was married April 13, 1863, to Millie J. Waterman of Westmoreland county, Pa. In September of that year they moved to Kansas. He purchased from the government what is now the family homestead in Palmyrn township near Black Jack.

To this union were born four children: Frank and John, Mrs. Jennie Fuhs and Mrs. Eva D Skinner, who with their mother, survive him.

He was converted in the Old Stone church at Black Jack and, together with Mrs. Bell, united with the Presbyterian church near their home. His membership has continued with this church ever since.

In 1906 they moved from their farm to Baldwin, where he presided at the time of his death.

He was a staunch citizen, a noble husband, and a good father. He was active in all the development of this county through the years.

The funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church on last Tuesday afternoon and the church was crowded with friends and neighbors who had come to testify to the high esteem in which he was held.

Source: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/civilwar/John_Porter_Bell.htm


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  • Maintained by: KOHLS
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 18 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 15414960
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15414960/john-porter-bell: accessed ), memorial page for John Porter Bell (13 Jan 1842–25 Nov 1916), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15414960, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by KOHLS (contributor 48572538).