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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 a photo in our archives, she appears to have been married to Harry Bell, Jr. at some point, though, either the hand-written label on the photo is a joke, or it must have been a very short marriage, because in October 1922 she married Will Ewell, son of Mrs. J.C. Rhodes.

"The Rev. Voyles, of Leesville, tied the knot. Papa Belohradsky gave the bride away, and Miss Gertrude West and Mrs. Sanders acted as bridesmaids and Frank Newman and Harry Bell as best men to the bridegroom. The happy pair are favorites with all the colonists and have the best wishes of all for a happy married life. Ice-cream and cake were served to celebrate the event. The cream was made of peanut milk and delicious as well as highly nutritious. You bet, we had a good time."


Pre-Colony History:

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In November 1922 she was working as one of the "stenogs" in the colony office. At that time she had been an office fixture, on part and whole time, for several years.

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 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, October 14, 1922, November 11, 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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