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 Bertha Elizabeth <I>Onken</I> Bell

Bertha Elizabeth Onken Bell

Audubon County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 Aug 1946 (aged 64)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 46997603 · View Source
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Atlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, IA
August 10, 1946

MRS. H. H. BELL, 64

Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Bell, 64
wife of the late Henry H. Bell
and a former resident of Atlantic
died at 10:15 Thursday evening at
her home in Des Moines, where she
had lived the last twenty years.
Mrs. Bell had been in ill health
several years and bedfast the last
two weeks.

She was born in Audubon coun-
ty Oct. 26, 1881, the daughter of
Wilhelm and Elizabeth Onken,
and grew to womanhood there.
Following her marriage to Henry
H. Bell in 1900, the couple lived
in the Oakfield vicinity for a num-
ber of years and then moved to
a farm near Atlantic. They resided
here several years and later at
Leon and Lorimor, prior to moving
to Des Moines, where Mr. Bell
died in 1942.

Surviving are three children,
Henry C. and Glen R. Bell of At-
lantic, and Miss Lowene Bell of
Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs.
George Hastings and Mrs. Kath-
erine Brewer of Atlantic, Mrs.
George Andersen of Anita and
Mrs. Peter Leander of Marne; a
brother, Henry Onken, of Orient,
and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held
at the Hamilton funeral home in
Des Moines Monday afternoon at
1:30, followed by graveside serv-
ices at the Atlantic cemetery at

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  • Added: 22 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46997603
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Elizabeth Onken Bell (26 Oct 1881–8 Aug 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46997603, citing Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Karen Brewer (contributor 46823815) .