Biography of Emory W. Bell
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





EMORY W. BELL, farmer and lumberman for many years in Clearfield county, Pa., and the owner of a fine residence at Ansonville, is one of the well known and highly respected men of Jordan township. He was born August 25, 1853, in Greenwood township, Clearfield county, Pa., and is a son of William and Martha (Hoover) Bell.

William Bell was born also in Greenwood township, and was a son of Greenwood Bell, the Bells being early settlers here as were also the Hoovers. He married Martha Hoover. who was a daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Price) Hoover. She died when their son, Emory W., was three weeks old. William Bell was married secondly to Julia Armigust. and they had three children: John Henry, Annie Laura and Mary Emma, twins, the former of whom died; the latter married Ernest Shaftner. William Bell and wife were rnembers of the Baptist church.

Emory W. Bell had few educational opportunities in his youth. He has always been a hard working man and farming and lumbering have both claimed his attention. In 1878 he was married to Miss Mary Deihl, a daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Smith) Deihl, natives of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Bell had the following brothers and sisters: Urella, wife of William Tate; Thomas; Grant; William; Edward; Gertrude, wife of Harry Chesney; Minnie, wife of Lewis McDarnold; and Lola, wife of Daniel Stitzman. Mr. and Mrs. Bell have one daughter, Nannie, who is the wife of Charles Strong, who is at Ansonville, in the meat business. Mr. and Mrs. Bell attend the Baptist church. He gives his political support to the candidates of the Democratic party.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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