Fremont County, Iowa
Orphan Train Riders

Bella Quince
Bella Quince was born in October, 1892 in New York. New York daughter of William Quince (born 1854 New York, died November 10, 1937 in Richmond County, NY) and  Margaret Purley (born 1865 England and died betwen 1897-1904) In the 1900 census for New York,  Bella and her siblings William (born October, 1890) and Alice (born 1894) were inmates of the Five Points House of Industry. In 1904, Alice and Bella were sent via the Orphan Train to Sidney, Iowa. Bella is listed as having gone to the home of G. T. Hatten.

Per the 1910 census for New York, it appears that Bella is back in New York state working as a servant for William and Estelle Prillipper, in Livingston, Columbia county, New York.

Bella married a Clarence C. Jones (born November 2, 1891) in Leavenworth, Kansas about 1912.  They had two children, Margaret born 1913, and Elmer born in 1915.

According to the Social Security Death Index, Clarence died December 12, 1996 in Bonner Springs, Wyandotte county, Kansas. According to the same source, Bella died October, 1976; in Shawnee Mission, Johnson county, Kansas

Source: Lilly and Scott Brady family tree,

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