Leatrice Merle Bell (1925 - 2011)

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Pacifica, San Mateo County, California

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Rena Bell Lassiter

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Emma and Cread English gravesite

Emma and Cread English gravesite

James Carroll Bell

James Carroll Bell

Evelyn Bell

Evelyn Bell

Susanne Belle (Brummett) Bell

Susanne Belle (Brummett) Bell

Delbert Wiley Bell

Delbert Wiley Bell

Edgar Bell descendants

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Georgia Bell

Georgia Bell

Joseph Thomas Bell

Joseph Thomas Bell

Henry Wesley Bell

Henry Wesley Bell

Delilah Bell

Delilah Bell

Delilah Bell

Delilah Bell

Delilah Bell

Delilah Bell

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Sharon Marie Bell Rena Bell Lassiter Emma and Cread English gravesite James Carroll Bell

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1925 - In the year that Leatrice Merle Bell was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1926 - Leatrice was merely 1 year old when on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

1932 - By the time she was just 7 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

1959 - By the time she was 34 years old, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1991 - By the time she was 66 years old, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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Leatrice Merle Bell died on February 5, 2011 at 85 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Leatrice. She was born on August 1, 1925. We are unaware of information about Leatrice's family or relationships. We know that Leatrice Merle Bell had been residing in Pacifica, San Mateo County, California.

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