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Bell, Alberta 1869-1928


Posted By: Geo Clinton (email)
Date: 11/4/2016 at 11:43:51

Dec 26, 1928 - Carroll Times - Sadness and deepest grief came to C.F. Bell and relatives and many friends in this city when Mrs. C.F. Bell died at her old home at Irving, Iowa, Monday afternoon, December 24, at 3:30 o'clock following an eight days illness with flu and complications.

Mrs. Bell had not been in good health for two years and had consulted many doctors in regard to her condition. Wednesday morning, December 16, Mr. and Mrs. Bell left in their car for Iowa City, where it had been decided that Mrs. Bell undergo a complete examination at the clinic. They spent the night at her old home at Irving, where her sister, Mrs. Margaret Hoover and a brother, Joseph Weymer, live. The next morning although Mr. Bell was coughing and felt a cold coming on, he insisted in continuing the trip as he was anxious to have Mrs. Bell through the clinic and home before the holiday season.

When they had driven two miles one of the chains came off of a wheel and Mr. Bell got drenched and chilled while replacing it. It was then necessary to return to Irving. Mr. Bell was ill for several days with the flu and on Sunday, December 16, Mrs. Bell took to bed with it. From the first her condition was serious and it was feared that she would not be able to overcome the disease and the complications which arose. She was very brave during the trying days and was conscious almost to the end of life.

Mrs. Bell, as Alberta Weymer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Weymer, both deceased, was born in Scott county, Iowa, in October, 1869. She received her education in Davenport and Irving and was married at Irving May 17, 1891, to C.F. Bell.

Since 1901 they have been residents of this city, where Mrs. Bell took a prominent part in the Methodist church, which she joined as a young girl. She was socially prominent in the city and was a member of the Eastern Star, the Rebekah lodge, and a number of social clubs. Mrs. Bell has filled many positions in the Sunday school and church and was a willing and untiring worker. She was a most sincere friend and was faithful and dependable in the fulfillment of any duty.

While Mr. and Mrs. Bell had no children of their own, they raised a niece, Leola Weymer, now Mrs. E.V. Stone of Oelwein, on whom Mrs. Bell showered a mother's love and devotion.

Mrs. Bell was of a family of ten children, six girls and four boys, and is survived by her husband, two brothers and three sisters: Jacob Weymer of this city; Joseph Weymer of Irving; Mrs. Catherine Younkin Arnburg, Davenport; Mrs. A.D. Twogood, Carroll, and Mrs. Margaret Hoover, Irving.

Funeral services will be held at the home, 627 North East street, this city, Thursday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. Arthur M. Eastman of the Methodist church will officiate. Relatives present besides the brothers and sisters, are Mrs. E.V. Stone of Oelwein. 


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