Bell, Mrs. George (1883-1944)

Mrs. George Bell lived at 2056 Beach Avenue in 1919.

It appears that she was Helen Eckron (Ecron) Davidson. She was often called “Nellie.” She was born on March 14, 1883, in Norwood, Ontario. Her father was Andrew Davidson; her mother was Berintha Beech.

Nellie was married to George Robert Bell. He was born on January 4, 1880, in Campbellford, Ontario. His father was William John Bell; his mother was Mary Curle.

It appears that George and Nellie lived in Govan, Saskatchewan about 1910.

By the time of the 1911 Canada census, the family was living in South Vancouver. George was a grocer.

According to the Vancouver directories, George had a series of occupations: he was a barber in 1916, and an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company in 1917 and 1918 (although he was “on active service” in 1918).

In April 1917, George enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

After the war, George returned to Vancouver, where he became a salesman for Woodward’s Department Store. Nellie was a teacher at the Sprott-Shaw business school. Throughout the 1920s to the 1940s, George had a series of jobs including retail sales, a pool hall, and a local grocery store.

Nellie died in Vancouver on February 17, 1944.

George died in Burnaby, British Columbia, on November 17, 1958. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

George and Nellie had the following children

 

John Andrew Bell

John Andrew Bell was born in Vancouver on February 16, 1912, in Vancouver.

He became an accountant.

On July 27, 1935, in Burnaby, British Columbia, he married Janet Mcmillan. She was born in Burnaby on November 14, 1914. Her father was Bernard MacMillan; her mother was Martha Reynolds.

By the early 1908s, he was living on Bowen Island, near West Vancouver, British Columbia. He died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on April 5, 1983.

Janet died in North Vancouver, British Columbia on September 24, 1983.

 

Helen Bell

Helen Bell was born in 1910, possibly in Govan, Saskatchewan. On July 22, 1931, in Vancouver, she married Beverly Wilfrid Corbett. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1908. His father was Samuel Corbett; his mother was Gertrude Ethel Sangster (who lived at 1877 Comox Street in 1919 and 1920). This marriage was dissolved in Vancouver on November 13, 1936. [Further information on the Corbett family appears on the page for Gertrude Ethel Corbett.]

By 1944, Helen was married to Mr. T.H. Rendell. She was living with her parents, George and Helen, at 1302 Southwest Marine Drive.

By 1958, Helen was married to Mr. Chamberlin, and was living in the United States. She may have died in San Diego, California, on May 16, 1964.

 

Sources

George Robert Bell

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M25S-1N8 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), George Robert Bell, 04 Jan 1880; citing Seymour, Northumberland, Ontario, 04 Jan 1880, reference item 3 p 211; FHL microfilm 1845399.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/15PN-MG2 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), George Robert Bell, 1880.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MFF-S36V : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Georg R Bell, X, Saskatchewan, The Territories, Canada; citing p. 18, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DisplayHousehold.jsp?sdid=8956&household=104.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 55 South Vancouver, page 35, family 438, lines 22-24, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63082&highlight=22&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+George+R.+Bell; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001942267.pdf.

Canadian Expeditionary Force, George Robert Bell, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=35936; Name: Bell, George Robert; Regimental Number: 525254; Date of Birth: 04/01/1881;Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 612 – 54; Item Number: 35936

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN57-CHL : accessed 16 Jun 2014), George Robert Bell, 17 Nov 1958; citing Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13239, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033180.

George Robert Bell, death notice, Vancouver Sun, November 19, 1958, page 36; Vancouver Province, November 20, 1958, page 30: “Bell – November 17, 1958, George Robert Bell in his 79 year. Late of 6619 McKay Ave., Burnaby. Served World War I with Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Charter member and Chaplain of Park Lodge, A.F. & A.M. Late member of Royal Oak Branch O.A.P. Survived by a son John, Burnaby, daughter Mrs. Helen Chamberlin, U.S.W., 2 grandchildren, 1 great grand-daughter. Also 2 brothers in Saskatchewan. Funeral service Friday, November 21 at 1 p.m. from the royal Oak Funeral Chapel, Kingsway at Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Rev. G. Struthers officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park. No flowers by request.”

 

Helen (Nellie) Eckron Davidson (wife of George Robert Bell)

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/1L37-R9S : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Berintha Beach, Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada; citing p. , line ; Library and Archives Canada film number , Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN1D-BYH : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Andrew Davidson, Norwood, Peterborough East, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 26; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13240, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375876.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M25H-WC9 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen Eckson Davidson, 1883.

“Ontario, Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MBSF-MZS : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen Eckson Davidson, 14 Apr 1883; citing Norwood, Peterborough, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1845864.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M7BD-ZQP : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen Davidson, Norwood, Peterborough East, Ontario, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148165; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148165-00589.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MFX-DC1P : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Andrea Davidson, B, Peterborough (east/est), Ontario, Canada; citing p. 5, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/pdf/z000095639.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MNP1-CPJ : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen Eckron Bell, 17 Feb 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13182, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983205.

Helen Eckron Bell, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 18, 1944, page 17: “Bell – On Feb. 17, 1944, Helen Eckron Bell, of 1302 S.W. Marine Dr. Survived by her husband, George Robert Bell, 1 daughter, Mrs. T.H. Rendell; 1 son, John Andrew (C.A.O.S.); 2 grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. J.N. Keane, city. Funeral Sat., Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m. from the T. Edwards Co. Memorial Chapel, Granville at 10th. Rev. T.W. Robinson officiating. Cremation. No flowers by request.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN59-9VG : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Nina Hollett Keane, 06 Dec 1948; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13199, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032569. (sister of Helen Eckron Davidson [Mrs. George Robert Bell]).

 

John Andrew Bell (son of George Robert Bell)

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1935-09-426027, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=10c4226d-3ac7-4198-976c-72256090a97a.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5G-9J2 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), John Andrew Bell, 05 Apr 1983; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13629, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073146; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=a1349455-c555-4d04-b760-64c9083044ae

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5G-DS9 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Janet Margaret Bell, 24 Sep 1983; citing North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13633, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2073150; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=11de59a8-505b-4b7e-9261-9569accba3f0

 

Helen Bell (daughter of George Robert Bell)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5T-CVT : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Beverley Wilfrid Corbett and Helen Davidson Bell, 22 Jul 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13762, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074783.

Possible connection: “California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MHW-KK6V : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen D Chamberlin, 16 May 1964; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. Helen  D Chamberlin was born in Canada on April 20, 1910, and died in San Diego, California on May 16, 1964.

“BillionGraves Index”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MKF-NDXS : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Helen D Chamberlin, .: Helen D. Chamberlin died on May 16, 1964, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.

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