Posted By: Rebecca Foster (email)
Date: 8/22/2015 at 10:42:01
George Bell was born in Berwick shire, Scotland. Oct. 17, 1852, and died April 15, 1913. He was the youngest child of Sandlandes and Mary Agnes (Jeffrey) Bell, both natives of Scotland. The parents emigrated to this country in 1S55 and settled in Harrison county, near Bigler's Grove. The following year they moved to Crawford county and settled north of Dow City, where the parents spent the residue of their lives. George spent his boyhood days here and grew to be a fine young man, gentlemanly, sober, industrious and well spoken of in every way. In 1882 he was married to Miss Sophronia Crandall, of Shelby county. To this union were born three children: Charles, who is married and lives near the old home William and Arden, both residing at home. These, with the widow, survive him. Four brothers also survive: Robert, of Paradise township Alex and Henry, of Union township, and Andrew, of Denison. The funeral was held from the home the Thursday following his death, the services being conducted by Rev. Joseph Stephen, a number of relatives coming from Woodbine, Denison and other places to be present.
The body was laid to rest in the local cemetery, a large concourse of sorrowing friends following the remains to their last resting place. Many beautiful floral pieces were in the home and on the casket, the gift of friends and relatives, and serve to show the esteem in which the Bell family is held. The sympathy of many friends po out to the surviving relatives in this, their hour of sorrow.
Source: The Denison Review, Denison, Crawford, Ia., 30 Apr 1913.
George Bell, an old resident of Crawford county, was killed while driving across a Northwestern railroad crossing just north of Dow City as he was returning home. The engine struck the back of his carriage and killed him instantly.
Source: Cresco Plain Dealer May 2, 1913, P-6, C-4
George Bell, an old resident of Denison, was struck by a Northwestern train near Dow City and instantly killed.
From Joy Moore
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