Museum the New Llano Colony

Harry Bell, Sr.



Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Father of Harry Bell, Jr..

He married Ida (Pickett Fuller West) Bell in 1922 and she joined him and his family in the colony.


Job in Colony:  

Home in Colony: The couple lived in one of "portable houses" (bottom photo shows their home with the sawmill in the background).


Other Info:


Post-Colony History: Sometime before Harry's death in 1933, they had moved to Angola, Indiana.  

Death: He died in 1933 and was buried in Angola, Indiana.  

Sources: Photo Archives; Vernon Parish, Louisiana Marriage Certificate: May 29, 1922; "Albert Lea Evening Tribune": January 29, 1937  

Left: (Standing L to R) Harry Bell, Jr., Alma Wilson Bell, Kitty Bell, Bert Bell; (Front L to R) Harry Bell, Sr., Mrs. Ida Bell - was Ida Pickett Fulton West; Labor Day 1929

Top Center: Photo is labeled "Daddy (Harry Sr.)Bell - Grandmother (Ida) Bell".

Bottom Center: (Top) Ida (West) and Harry Bell; (Bottom) Gertrude (West) and Frank Newman.

Right: Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated May 20, 1922