Today’s post involves my 4th Great Uncle Joseph James Bell. The son of William Bell and his wife Eleanor née Snead/Sneed/Sneyd/Sneid (see more posts here, here, here, here, here and here). Joseph was born in 1853 and died on the 27 August 1928 at Cootamundra District Hospital from Erysipelas. In 1875 he married Mary Ann Jane Williams and together they had ten known children. The Memoriam notice for him was placed in the newspaper by his daughter Ellen McDonnell née Bell and her family.
BELL. - In loving memory of our dear father and grandfather, Joseph James, who passed away August 27, 1928.
The midnight stars are shining,
On a grave not far away:
Where they laid our darling dad
Eight years ago to-day.
- Inserted by his loving daughter, son-in-law, Ellen and Norman McDonnell, and grandchildren.