Mary Jane Bell ("May") (1855-1875)

LINE: A1 William Bell | B2 John Bell | C2 William Bell | D1 William Stevenson Bell | E1 William Steven Bell

Photograph thought to be Mary Jane Bell
From a Tintype
F1 Mary Jane Bell ("May"), born February 23, 1855, died of Tuberculosis April 17, 1875.

Source: William Steven Bell Family Bible - Births Deaths

OBITUARY: (Western Reserve Chronicle, Warren, Ohio)
Miss May BELL died April 17, 1875 in Warren, Ohio at the residence of her grandfather, Mr. Hugh LOVE, after a long illness. Miss May BELL, age 20 years, daughter of late Wm. BELL, Greenfield, PA. Miss BELL graduated high school last year and appointed teacher in 3rd ward school, which position she was filling with fine promise at beginning of her sickness.

BELL-On the 17th inst., May Bell, daughter of
the late Wm. Bell, of Greenfield, aged 20 years.

Source: William Steven Bell Family Bible - Memorandum

Dearest May is gone to that heavenly rest
   Where trouble and sorrow are known no more,
She is calmly resting on Jesus' breast,
   And waiting for us on the other shore.

   Yes, May is waiting in that glorious home
Waiting to welcome us in;
   Waiting to crown us with an angel's crown
Where there is no more sin.

'Twas very hard to part with one
   So dear and loving, kind and true;
But our Savior called her to His home,
   For he had work for her to do.

For six years Miss Bell has been living with her grandfather Mr Hugh Love. In the latter part of May, hoping that a change would be beneficial to her health, she returned to her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Bell. She was an earnest, active Christian ever rejoicing and bearing her cross. Just as the sun was setting on last Wednesday evening her soul, guided and lighted by the Son of Righteousness entered in triumph into the "better world".

The William Bell Family Tree is a collection of information gathered by Eric & Liz Davis, Mary Eleanor Bell, and Alice Erma Bell.
This HTML version was iniated in 1998 by Eric and Elizabeth Fisher-Davis.
Tree outline of Bell Generations