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Bell, Charles Franklin 1866-1932


Posted By: Geo Clinton (email)
Date: 11/4/2016 at 11:53:19

April 4, 1932 - Carroll Daily Herald - Charles F. Bell died suddenly this morning at 8:30 o'clock in St. Anthony hospital where he had been taken about half an hour previously suffering with heart trouble. He did not feel well yesterday and was taken seriously ill in the night. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, awaiting the arrival of relatives.

Charles F. Bell was born near Belle Plaine, Dec. 9, 1866, and was married at Irving to Elberta Weymer, May 17, 1891. Ten years later, they removed to Carroll where Mr. Bell was employed as baggageman for the Chicago and North Western railroad company. About 25 years ago he purchased the dray line of William Oldham and built up a prosperous business known as the Bell Transfer company.

Mrs. Bell died Dec. 24, 1928.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A.C. Wood of Plebna, Mont; a brother, L.P. Bell of Los Angeles, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. E.V. Stone of Oelwein and Mrs. John Kintsey of Watertown, S.D.; and two nephews by the name of Coates. One lives in Philadelphia and the other a missionary to India, is home on a furlough and last year gave a talk here at the Methodist church.

The death of Mr. Bell came as a shock to residents of Carroll with whom he had been associated in business and lodge work for many years. He was one of the most active members of the Masonic lodge, being affiliated with Signet lodge, No. 264, of which he was past master, Copestone chapter, where he had served as high priest, Cryptic council No. 38 and Azgad Commandery No. 63, Knights Templar. He was a member of the Methodist church and Sunday school. He was a kindly, unassuming man, intent on his business affairs and devoted to his church and lodge work. Last year he took a vacation from his work and spent three months in the west where he visited his brother and sister. 


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