Lura Etta Dyer
Born July 9, 1935 in Perrin, Texas
Died July 15, 1987 in Fort Worth
Father James L . Bell Mother Veda M. Brock
Married Lowell Harold Dyer November 6, 1956
Service Perrin Memorial Garden Perrin, Texas
Survivors; Husband; Lowell Dyer Daughter; Diana Dyer
2 brothers; David and James Bell
Perrin Memorial Gardens
Abbreviation: Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977
Title: The Bells in U. S. A. and Allied Families 1650-1977
Author: Bell, Geta Gina
Publication: privately published, 1977
This appears to be the ultimate source for most of the information about the Bell family in this data base.
It is the work of an amateur historian and somewhat weak on documentation. It deals with 18 families descended from Bells who emigrated to PA, VA and NC from Scotland by way of Ulster in the 17th and 18th centuries and 13 "allied families". It is largely based on information provided the author by members of these families.
Of the Bell family genealogies, only two show evidence of a common ancestor linking them, those of Robert Bell I (Captain Robert Bell) (Ch. 9) and Samuel Bell I (Ch. 13). These individuals are said to be brothers. The connection of the "allied families" to the Bell families is not evident
The author's information about Robert Bell I's descendants apparently comes largely from George Emmett Bell , an insurance broker in Dallas TX about 1920, who corresponded with my grandmother, Mary Caroline Bell. Much information in several other sources appears to be derived from this book.
The author is a descendant of James Bell (not in this data base) dealt with in Ch. 2.
This data base focuses mainly on the descendants of Robert Bell I. It includes only limited information about descendants of Samuel Bell I, apparently because those who initiated the construction of the data base did not regard the claim of filial relation in this source to be convincingly supported (See individual entries for the above).
The material in this source pertaining to Robert Bell I before 1923/26 is based on the work of George Emmett Bell . The material after this date is apparently based on the author's own research.
JDS's copy of this book was purchased from a used book dealer (Epiphanies) in Denison TX 01/05/05. The owner of the shop said she "believed" she acquired it from the Goodwill Industries store in Durant OK. Inscribed on the flyleaf of the book is
"To my cousin Lois (mother's favorite) I love you! G. Gina Bell"
JDS 07/25//08 .
Abbreviation: Social Security Death Index (1937-2009)