Biography of Ward C. Bell
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

WARD C. BELL, physician and surgeon, with offices in both Lakewood and the West Park district, and residence in the latter, was born on the Bell homestead near Utica, Licking County, Ohio, and is descended from an old family of the state. His great-grandfather, James Bell, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Ohio in 1810 and took up half a section of Government land in Washington Township, Licking County, and there spent the remainder of his life engaged in farming. His son Samuel, grandfather of the doctor, was a lad of ten years when he came with his parents to Ohio. David P. Bell, father of the doctor, was born on the old family farm in 1850, and died in 1892. Like his father and grandfather, he spent his life on the farm. The mother of the doctor, Belle Clutter, was born in Knox County, Ohio, the daughter of John and Rachel (Marlin) Clutter; natives of Pennsylvania, who were early citizens of Knox County.

Doctor Bell was born on July 27, 1880, and spent his boyhood on the farm. He was graduated from the Utica High School in 1900, and took the four years' course at Denison University. After taking the four years' course in medicine at Western Reserve University he then entered the Toledo (Ohio) University, where he was graduated with the Doctor of Medicine degree with the class of 1911. During his last year in college he served as interne in the Toledo City Hospital. He entered the general practice of medicine and surgery in Lakewood in 1911, soon extending his practice to West Park, maintaining his residence in the latter, which is now a part of the City of Cleveland. During the last four years he has specialized in obstetrics in which branch of practice he has been very successful. He served as health commissioner of the then City of West Park for four and a half years.

Doctor Bell married Miss Beulah Allyne, who was born in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Joseph Allyne, a former well-known citizen of this city. To Doctor and Mrs. Bell three children have been born: Robert Allyne, Alison Nora, and George Weightman.

Doctor Bell is a member of Ohio Lodge No. 101, Free and Accepted Masons, and the order of the Modern Woodman, and is a member of the official board of West Park Baptist Church.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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