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Sunday's Obituary - John Bell (1847-1924)

This weeks obituary is for my 3rd Great Grand Uncle John Bell.  He was born on the 27th August 1847 to William Bell and his wife Eleanor (nee Sneed).  His wife Mary Ann was the daughter of Charles Williams and Elizabeth (nee Hall).  Mary Ann's brother Charles Williams was in a relationship with John Bell's oldest sister Mary Ann Green nee Bell and to further complicate things one of John's younger sisters Margaretta Jane Bell's husband James Baker Worldon was the half brother of Sarah Jane Williams (nee Gltherow), Mary Ann's brother Charles's legal wife (the marriage broke down and both moved on to other relationships without a divorce). So my 3rd Great Grandfather James Baker Worldon's brother in law Charles Williams was legally married to James half sister Sarah but living with James wife Margaretta's oldest sister Mary Ann.  While another brother in law John Bell was living with his brother in law Charles Williams married sister Mary Ann Ball and they say modern families are complicated!  Mary Ann Williams was married to Daniel Ball in 1863 and it looks likely that John and Mary Ann were a de facto couple like their siblings Charles and Mary Ann without ever being legally married. Mary Ann Bell formerly Ball nee Williams had three known children from her marriage to Daniel Ball; Alice Ball (1864-1866), Daniel Ball (1866-1916) and Charles William Ball (1869-1935).  From her relationship with John Bell there were the following known children Mary Ann McKay nee Bell (1874-1934), Ellen Jane Frith formerly Hall nee Bell (1875-1937), Eliza Boehm nee Bell (1877-1969), Sarah Ann Stone nee Bell (1879-1949), Alice Rose Spittles nee Bell (1880-1952), Martha Taylor nee Bell (1883-1919) and Lily Barnes formerly Toohey nee Bell (1885-1962).  Mary Ann died in Cootamundra in 1914, while John died in Parkes in 1924,  both of them were buried in the Parkes Cemetery.


Source: Family Notices. (1924, January 10). Western Champion (Parkes, NSW : 1898 - 1934), p. 13. Retrieved July 7, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113492784

Transcript:


DEATH OF MR. JOHN BELL.

Narrabeen, and came to this district in the person of Mr. John Bell, passed away on Sunday morning last, at the age of 76 years.  Mr. Bell was born at Narrabeen, and come to this district 48 years ago, settling at Blowclear.  A few years since he disposed of his Blowclear property and took up his residence at "Spring Valley." between Parkes and Cookamedgera.  Later on he moved into town.  His wife predeceased him by ten years, and he is survived by five daughters, Mesdames A. McKay, Close street, Parkes ; Mrs C. Frith, Peak Hill; Mrs. R. Boehm, Bogan street, Parkes; Mrs. F. Stone, Tullamore; Mrs. Spitties, Gilgandra; and Mrs. Toohey, Currajong street; Mr. C.W. Ball, of the Molong road- is a step-son, and there are also 44 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, to the Church of England Cemetery, the Ven Archdeacon Howell officiating at the grave.  To the bereaved relatives we join in extending the deepest sympathy.



Source: Family Notices. (1924, January 22). The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931), p. 2. Retrieved November 8, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121770547

Transcript:

DEATH.

BELL.- At his residence, Bogan-street, Parkes, on January 6th, 1924, JOHN BELL, dearly beloved brother of Mrs. J. B. Worldon, of Gundagai, aged 76 years.


NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

1522/1863 BALL DANIEL WILLIAMS MARY ANN BERRIMA
7114/1888 BALL DANIEL LONERGAN ALICE QUEANBEYAN
5829/1894 BELL CHARLES W BOEHM JULINA L PARKES
6990/1895 BOEHM FREDERICK G BELL ELIZA FORBES
5168/1896 MACKAY ALBERT BELL MARY S FORBES
5169/1896 HALL JONATHAN BELL ELLEN J FORBES
1894/1901 STONE CHARLES F BELL SARAH A PARKES
6657/1902 SPITTLES WILLIAM G BELL ALICE R FORBES
10257/1905 TOOHEY PATRICK BELL LILLY PARKES
2112/1905 TAYLOR CHARLES O BELL MARTHA PARKES
9636/1917 FRITH CHARLES T HALL ELLEN J PARKES
1773/1927 BARNES OSWALD J TOOHEY LILY PARKES

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

5668/1864 BALL ALICE DANIEL MARY A BERRIMA
5875/1866 BALL DANIEL DANIEL MARY A BERRIMA
7252/1869 BALL CHARLES DANIEL MARY A YOUNG
10628/1874 BALL MARY ANN   MARY ANN PARKES
9591/1875 BELL ELLEN JANE JOHN MARY ANN CARCOAR
12956/1877 BELL ELIZA JOHN MARY A GUNDAGAI
13963/1880 BELL ALICE ROSE JOHN MARY ANN FORBES
17249/1883 BELL MARTHA JOHN MARY ANN PARKES
19512/1885 BELL LILLY JOHN MARY A PARKES
16477/1889 BALL WILLIAM DANIEL ALICE BRAIDWOOD
15700/1895 BELL MARY J CHARLES W LYDIA PARKES  
24815/1897 BELL WILLIAM G CHARLES W SALMA L PARKES  
29766/1897 BALL JAMES D DANIEL ALICE BRAIDWOOD
15523/1900 BALL EMILY E E CHARLES W SALINA L PARKES
6015/1903 BALL DANIEL R CHARLES W SELMA L PARKES
27540/1906 BALL CHARLES W H CHARLES W LYDIA S PARKES

NSW BDM Death Indexes

3259/1866 BALL ALICE DANIEL MARY A BERRIMA
7679/1889 BALL WILLIAM DANIEL ALICE BRAIDWOOD
2533/1905 BALL DANIEL R CHARLES W SALMA L PARKES
7758/1914 BELL MARY A CHARLES ELIZABETH COOTAMUNDRA
18898/1916 BALL DANIEL DANIEL MARY A GOULBURN
15552/1919 TAYLOR MARTHA JOHN MARY A PARKES
930/1924 BELL JOHN WILLIAM ELENOR PARKES
1773/1934 MCKAY MARY A JOHN MARY A PARKES
6918/1935 BALL CHARLES W DANIEL MARY A PARKES
22781/1937 FRITH ELLEN JANE JOHN MARY ANN PARKES
13312/1949 STONE SARAH ANNIE JOHN MARY ANN PARKES
29049/1952 SPITTLES ALICE ROSE JOHN MARY ANN DUBBO
33353/1962 BARNES LILY JOHN UNKNOWN BANKSTOWN
25784/1969 BOEHM ELIZA JOHN MARY ANN PARKES
64154/1971 BALL JAMES DANIEL DANIEL ALICE GOULBURN

 Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/


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