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JOHN Bell

Male 1817 - 1897  (80 years)


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  • Name JOHN Bell 
    Born 1817  Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1897  Newton Wamphray, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father ANDREW Bell,   b. Abt 1775, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1818 and 1841, Annan, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Angus,   d. Between 1819 and 1841, Annan, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JANET Dinwoodie Jardine,   b. 1818, Annan, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1906, Plantation Foot, Wamphray, Dumfries, Scot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 3 May 1844  Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Bell,   b. 1851, Annan, Dumfrieshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1931, Wamphray Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Bell,   b. 1851, Annan, Dumfries-shire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1946, Morton, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)  [natural]
     3. Andrew Bell,   b. 9 May 1852, Gretna, Dumfriesshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1914, Garngadhill, Lanarkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     4. MARY Creighton Bell,   b. 10 Dec 1855, Graitney Junction, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1916, 42 Ashlay St, Dundee, Scot Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     5. Janet Bell,   b. 27 Apr 1862, Carlisle, Cumberland,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Detroit, MI, USA? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1817 - Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 May 1844 - Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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    John Bell Obituary
    John Bell Obituary
    DEATH OF A VETERAN STATIONMASTER
    On Wednesday there passed away at Newton, Wamphray, Mr. John Bell, retired stationmaster, at the age of 79. A native of Brydekirk, Mr. Bell entered the service of the Caledonian Railway Company when the line was in course of construction. His sterling qualities led to his gradual promotion. In 1863 he was appointed stationmaster at Wamphray, which position he held with satisfaction to all for a period of 29 years. Through failing strength Mr. Bell was constrained to retire three years ago, but had only been unwell for some ten days before his death. In him there passed away almost the last of the original race of stationmasters in the South of Scotland. Mr. Bell's many kindly qualities gained for him the respect of a wide circle of friends, who will hear with regret of his death. Mrs. Bell, five daughters, and a son survive.

    Headstones
    John Bell & Janet Jardine
    John Bell & Janet Jardine
    John Bell for 29 years Stationmaster at Wamphray who died at Newton January 20th, 1897, aged 79 years, Also Janet Jardine his wife who died at Plantationfoot August 26th, 1906, aged 88 years, Also Margaret Bell daughter of the above who died 17 June 1946 aged 95 years. Wamphray Parish Church Cemetery.

    Histories
    Parish History of Wamphray
    Parish History of Wamphray
    Parish History of Wamphray, J.A.M. Carlyle, 1965-1966 (3 MB pdf)

  • Notes 
    • 1841 census: Brydekirk. Living with brothers and sisters. Eldest brother, Peter appears to be head of household.
      1851 census: High Street, Springfield, Graitney, Dumfries-shire. Lodger with Agnes Steel. Occupation: railway porter. Married.
      1861 census: Bushyhill on Glasgow and Handn Rd, , Cambuslang, Lanarkshire (cluster of houses around station). Occupation railway station(?) master. Living with wife, enumerated as "Jane" and children.
      1871 census: Wamphray station. Occupation: station master.
      1881 census: Wamphray station. Occupation: station master.
      1891 census: Wamphray station. Occupation: station master.

      Obituary text from Dumfries & Galloway Standard, January 23, 1897 (Dumfries Public Library):

      DEATH OF A VETERAN STATIONMASTER
      On Wednesday there passed away at Newton, Wamphray, Mr. John Bell, retired stationmaster, at the age of 79. A native of Brydekirk, Mr. Bell entered the service of the Caledonian Railway Company when the line was in course of construction. His sterling qualities led to his gradual promotion. In 1863 he was appointed stationmaster at Wamphray, which position he held with satisfaction to all for a period of 29 years. Through failing strength Mr. Bell was constrained to retire three years ago, but had only been unwell for some ten days before his death. In him there passed away almost the last of the original race of stationmasters in the South of Scotland. Mr. Bell's many kindly qualities gained for him the respect of a wide circle of friends, who will hear with regret of his death. Mrs. Bell, five daughters, and a son survive.

      Buried: Wamphray Churchyard