William J Bell

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William J Bell

  • Birth 1 Dec 1875 Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 1952 Knox County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 92544909

Funeral Rites Held for William J. Bell

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Hengstler Chapel for William J. Bell. The Rev. H.F. Beebe, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Burns, John Scheer, Fred Hasenpflug, R. E. Noyer, Guy James and Leo Hasenpflug.

Mr. Bell met his death Monday, April 14 when the car he was driving plunged into a ravine near Niobrara and he was pinned in the car under water. Death was caused by drowning.

William J. Bell, son of Samuel and Martha Bell, was born Dec. 1, 1875 in Wisconsin. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death.

Mr. Bell was united in marriage to Miss Emma McMillen. No children were born to this union.

He was a mason by trade and had lived in Creighton for many years.

Surviving are one foster daughter and son-in-law, Sfc. and Mrs. Elmer D. Hull and six grandchildren, Davida, Leland, Bernard and Sherry Hull, Geraldiene Johnson and Sharon Fredrickson.

Extracted from: The Creighton News 17 April 1952

Bios contributed by Find A Grave Member #47075564

Family Members

Gravesite Details Compiled by the Creighton Historical Center





  • Created by: Mr. Knox
  • Added: 25 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92544909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J Bell (1 Dec 1875–14 Apr 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92544909, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Mr. Knox (contributor 46914277) .