Waco Times-Herald, 1900
Wed., Dec. 5 (5-3): Joseph Daniel Bell, president of Bell Water Co., died at his home, 1305 Washington, yesterday. Born Dec. 22, 1837, in Gainesville. He married 1874 in Georgia to Miss Sallie Henry, daughter of Col. H. E. Henry, and she survives. In 1886, had the first successful artesian well on the side of Bell's Hill. Wife and son Henry and daughter Bertie survive. Funeral from the residence today, Rev. Dr. King and Rev. J. R. Nelson officiating. Masons charge. Burial at Oakwood cemetery.
Thu., Dec. 6 (5-5): Funeral of Capt. J. D. Bell was yesterday, Masons in charge.
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