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Walter Seth Hague Bell
Male 1887 - 1947


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  • Birth  1887  Horsham, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Interests 
    • 1947 - President of the Warracknabeal Chamber of Commerce
    Occupation  1940-1947 
    Manager of the Warricknabeal Branch of the Bank of New South Wales 
    Religion  Presbyterian 
    Residence 
    • 30 years in Western Australia.
      7 years in Warracknabeal, Victoria
    Died  3 Apr 1947  Warracknabeal District hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Warracknabeal Herald
      Friday 4/4/1947 page 2

      The death occurred in the Warracknabeal District Hospital early yesterday
      (Thursday) morning of Mr. W. S. H. Bell, manager of the Warracknabeal branch
      of the Bank of New South Wales. A full report of Mr. Bell's passing will be
      printed in the next issue of the "Herald".



      OBITUARY
      MR. W. H. S. BELL

      As already briefly reported in a previous issue, the death occurred in the
      Warracknabeal District hospital on Thursday morning last week of Mr. Walter
      S. H. Bell, of Warracknabeal, who had been six years manager of the
      Warracknabeal branch of the Bank of New South Wales, was a well-known and
      respected citizen of this town and his sudden death caused deep regret to
      residents of this district. Mr. Bell, who was aged 50 years [sic], was
      admitted to hospital on the previous Saturday night for an appendicial
      operation.
      Deceased, who was the son of the late William and Mary Bell of Stawell, was
      born at Horsham but lived during his boyhood days at Stawell where he later
      entered the banking service. Before coming to Warracknabeal, the late Mr.
      Bell had been in West Australia for some 30 years. In 1914 he married Miss
      Winifred Raybould, of Perth, who survives her husband. Since his arrival in
      Warracknabeal the late Mr. Bell had taken a keen interest in civic affairs
      and supported all moves for the betterment of the town and district. He had
      also been a keen member of the Warracknabeal Chamber of Commerce and this
      year having been President. The late Mr. Bell is survived by an only
      daughter Erna and two sisters, Mrs. Wright (Stawell) and Mrs. Allsop (Kew).
      His only brother Douglas (Stawell) predeceased him.
      The funeral took place to the Warracknabeal Cemetery on Good Friday, April
      4th. Interment being in the Presbyterian portion after a service read by
      The Rev. J. J. E. Scott. Among the many beautiful floral tributes received
      were wreaths from the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Hospital management,
      Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary and the Golf Club. The coffin-bearers were
      Messrs. D. McCombe, W. Story, G. J. Crevar, H. Freeman, A. Hunter and A.
      Heath and pall-bearers, Messrs. A. Featherly, Cameron, Hoskin, W. T. Dally,
      C. H. Main, Murison, Gledhill and C. McCullough. Funeral arrangements were
      carried out by Messrs. W. R. Gardiner and Son.

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    Buried  4 Apr 1947 Good Friday.  Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1944  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified  07 Sep 2010 

    Father  William Hastings Bell,   b. 4 Sep 1856, Geelong, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1919, Stawell, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Jane Holden,   b. 1858, Yowangs, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, "Drumconda", Allen Crescent, Stawell, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Aug 1885  "Overdale", Stawell, Victoria. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage  Thursday 3 September, 1885 
    Pleasant Creek News & Stawell Chronicle  
    Family ID  F578  Group Sheet

    Family  Winifred Raybould,   d. Aft 1947 
    Married  1914  Perth, Western Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Erna Bell
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2006 
    Family ID  F602  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] “transcribed by Elaine Brown from newspaper microfilms in the State Library of Victoria collection, contact Elaine on bmcw2@bigpond.com”.


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