James Hugh Bell (1866-1928)

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

Eleanor Rebecca Junkin (1866-1936) F8 James Hugh Bell (1866-1928)
The family of James Hugh Bell and Eleanor Rebecca Junkin, ca. 1912
F8 James Hugh Bell, born September 9, 1866, died September 1, 1928. Married September 7, 1893 Eleanor Rebecca Junkin "at the bride's home Grove City, Pa., on September 7th 1893, by Rev. C. M. Junkin assisted by Rev. McConkey and Rev. McCaslin". Eleanor was born on November 6, 1866, and died June 2, 1936. Nine children.

Source: William Steven Bell Family Bible - Births Deaths Marriages

James Hugh Bell lived his entire life on the family homestead with the exception of two years which were spent at Grove City College. After the death of his father in 1872, the farm responsibilities became his at a very early age. His granddaughter Eleanor June Bell remembers that he would place a funnel and tubing to his ear, as he was very hard of hearing. He also suffered from Tuberculosis.

Eleanor Junkin attended Grove City College, taught for many years in country schools and was Secretary of the School Board in a day when women did not hold office. She was civic minded and instilled upon her children the importance of being useful human beings. She felt it very important to teach her own children public speaking. The Junkin reverence for their religious faith was evident in all that she did. Often, she would quote from the Bible to illustrate a point to any one of her seven children.


Mrs. Ella Bell
Mrs. Ella Bell, 69, widow of James H. Bell, died yesterday afternoon, following several weeks' illness.

She was the daughter of William [sic] and Mary Duff Junkin and was born in Mercer county, November 6, 1866. Mr. Bell preceded her in death several years ago. She was a member of the Unity Presbyterian church and was held in high regard in the community where she had spent many years.

She is survived by the following children: Arthur J., Canton, O.; Lois, at home; J. Ellis, Clairton; Wendell W., New Wilmington; Mrs. Mary Osbourne, Mercer; Herbert, at home, and Alice, Ellwood City; one brother, Rev C. M. Junkin, of Winona Lake, Ind., Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller, Pawnee City, Neb., Mrs. Rupert McFate, New Castle; Mrs. Joseph Cutler, Sharpsville, and Mrs. Jennie McCoy, Grove City.

Services will be held Friday at the residence, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Ferver. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


Children of James Hugh Bell and Eleanor Rebecca Junkin:
Source: William Steven Bell Family Bible - Births Deaths Marriages Memorandum

James Hugh Bell (1866-1928) James Ellis Bell (1898-1987) Eleanor Rebecca Junkin Bell (1866-1936) Lois Rebecca Bell (1896-1965) Alice Erma Bell (1910-2007) Mary Eleanor Bell Herbert Hugh Bell (1906-1995) William Wendell Bell (1901-1995)
The William Bell Family Tree is a collection of information gathered by Eric & Liz Davis, Mary Eleanor Bell, and Alice Erma Bell.
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