BELL, Henry Edward born circ 1855 Isle of Man & died 1902 Isle of Man
Henry Edward BELL
2nd Great Grandfather
Henry Edward Bell was christened in St. Matthews Chapel in
the Parish of Kirk Braddan, Douglas, Isle of Man on the 12th
August 1855, however his actual date of birth is not known.
All censuses indicate his birth occurred circ 1855-56. He had
9 siblings, and he was the second child and eldest son born to
Henry Wesley Bell and Mary Ann (nee Monk).
Henry lost his mother in December 1876 as a result, possibly,
of smallpox or influenza and the following year 3 of his siblings
also died at very young ages within a few short weeks of each other.
Henry’s occupation through most of his life was that of a “Car
Proprietor” and Boarding House Keeper. He would have been
the owner and operator of a horse and buggy pickup service,
probably transporting his guests to and from his boarding house.
Henry married Mary Richardson in the Braddan parish church on
the 27th February 1882 and the couple had 3 children born to them;
Henry Wesley, George Oates and Doris Mamie. Their son George
Oates Bell was born March 10, 1888 and unfortunately died just
one year later on the 22nd March 1889 from Bronchitis.
On the 29th of June 1899, Henry’s wife died due to heart disease
and Henry died just 3 years later on the 21st September 1902 while
a resident of the Ballamona Hospital in Braddan, at 47 years of age.
The cause of Henry’s death was “General Paralysis”. He is buried in
the Braddan Cemetery.