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 George W. Bell

George W. Bell

Indiana, USA
Death 21 Dec 1913 (aged 75)
Borden, Clark County, Indiana, USA
Burial Borden, Clark County, Indiana, USA
Plot Row 6-Grave #29
Memorial ID 85150063 · View Source
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Aged 75 years, 8 months, and 1 day

Death Record Book, H-31, Page 74
Records say he died of Tuberculosis.

Son of Elias and Jemima McKinley Bell

Husband of Frances "Fannie" McCutchan
Married: 5 Jan 1864 in Floyd County, Indiana
Marriage Record Book 5, Page 440

The following is compiled from Littell Funeral Home Records: Book 1-Page 97 and Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana (1909) by Captain Lewis C. Baird, pages 709-710.


George W. Bell was born in Wood Township April 20, 1838, the son of Elias and Jemima (McKinley) Bell, the former having been born in 1808 in Pennsylvania, who came to Clark County in 1812, settling in Wood Township. Nine children were born to them, George being the only survivor.

George helped to clear off a great deal of the land on his father's farm when he was young, the country being heavily timbered. He received a limited education in the subscription schools, having never attended the free schools.

Mr. Bell was married to Frances "Fannie" McCutchan on January 5, 1864 in Floyd County. She was born December 11, 1842 in Floyd County, Indiana, to which county her family came from Kentucky in the early days, having the Indians for neighbors. She was the mother of five children, namely: Charles H., born October 3, 1866, lived in Wood Township; William J., born January 21, 1868, married Lulu Brown and had three children, lived in Wood Township; Elias J., born December 1, 1871, married Lilly Morris, had three children, and lived at home with George and Fannie; Ida, born January 13, 1873, married Gilbert Gillispie and had three children, lived in Indianapolis; and George T., born June 10, 1879, married Carrie Scott and lived in Floyd County. Mrs. Bell passed to her rest October 21, 1894.

Mr. Bell had been a farmer all his life on the same place, which he has greatly improved and made it yield abundant crops. He had a pleasant and comfortable home, four miles south of Borden, on the Greenville Road, his land being located in Section 22.

George had been Assessor of Wood Township for five years, giving entire satisfaction to his constituents in this capacity. He had also held some other minor offices in the township. He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian church at Pleasant Ridge. He was known as a man of honesty, industry, and force of character, and he had many friends in this county.

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