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 Mary Louisa Bell

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Mary Louisa Bell

  • Birth 22 Aug 1876 Smith County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 9 Oct 1882 Smith County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 18369926

Mary Louisa was a cousin.

She was the second of ten children born to John Wilson Bell (1848-1914) and Mary C. Sells (1857-1953).

She died at the tender age of six years old.

Bell Cemetery

The story of the Bell Cemetery is that the Bell Family marked off a corner of their farm for a cemetery. Any relative could be buried there. Also, anyone in the community that could not afford a plot or funeral could use it. The land belonged to Roy and Mary Bell. They, however, are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center, KS. It is assumed that Roy and Mary thought that after they were gone the cemetery would be abandoned. Roy did want his daughter Katharine Bell Heide and her cousin, Dorothy Lee Cochran Chase to assume the care for the cemetery. However, due to the ill health of these women, it wasn't possible for them to do so. Roy's son, Roy Dean Bell, has assumed the care of the cemetery and may now receive a stipend from Smith County for the care and upkeep of the cemetery.


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  • Created by: Candice xo
  • Added: 12 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18369926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Louisa Bell (22 Aug 1876–9 Oct 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18369926, citing Bell Cemetery, Smith Center, Smith County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Candice xo (contributor 13003043) .