Museum the New Llano Colony

Louise (Belorahdsky) Bell Alternate spelling Belohradsky

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


Pre-Colony History:  

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 was married had re-married.


Job in Colony:  

Home in Colony:  

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:  


Sources: Cook County, Illinois Birth Certificates; Photo Archives; "Llano Colonist": April 15, 1922, April 22, 1922  

Left: Photo: Rose, Mildred and Louise

Right: Louise Belarodsky Bell and Harry Bell, Jr.

Louise Belarodsky Bell and Harry Bell, Jr.