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Louise (Belorahdsky) Bell Alternate spelling Belohradsky

Birth: She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1905.  

Family Information:

Daughter of Josephine "Josie" and Alois Belohradsky.

Sister of Rose and Mary Belorahdsky.

From photos in our archives, she appears to have been married to Harry Bell, Jr., but the Belohradsky family left the colony in the early 1920's and there is no further mention of Louise, so perhaps she went with them. By 1929 Harry had re-married.


Pre-Colony History:

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Other Info:

In 1922 Harry Bell, Jr. was the manager of the Newllano Theater. In April of that year he performed the ditty "I Love a Lassie" in one of the theater programs assisted by a bevy of lovely girls consisting of Louise Belorahdsky, Rose Matz, Maxine Gaddis, Vinita Thurman, and Mildred Seelye.

Later that month he did another sketch assisted by the Misses Louise Belohradsky, Gertrude West, Rosa Matz and Maxine Gaddis and Comrades Frank Newman and Bill Beavers. "It was a one-act melodrama, and a scream indeed. Harry sang: "They all go wild over me" -- but that [wa]s just his conceit. He [wa]s not the only pebble on the beach. There [we]re others."

Post-Colony History: In 1930 she was living in Los Angeles, California with her second husband, William Ewell and working as a typist.

Her last residence was at Los Angeles, California.  

Death: She died in 1978 at Los Angeles, California.  

Sources: Illinois Birth Certificates: Cook County; Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": April 15, 1922, April 22, 1922; US Census: 1930; US SSDI; California Death Index  

Myrtle Kemp, Mildred Seelye, Rose and Louise  Belorahdsky.
Myrtle Kemp, Mildred Seelye, Rose Belorahdsky and Louise.

Louise and Mildred.
Louise and Mildred.

Rose, Mildred and Louise.
Rose, Mildred and Louise.

Louise Belarodsky Bell and Harry Bell, Jr.
Photo is labeled "Louise Belarodsky Bell and Harry Bell, Jr."

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