William Leslie Bell

20 Jun 1898 - 24 Mar 1984


William Leslie Bell

20 Jun 1898 - 24 Mar 1984
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A History of Amanda Christina Sandgren, written by her son, Hyrum Victor Bell, her eldest son. Amanda Christina Sandgren was born 31 Aug. 1867 in Edsvara, Skaraborg, Sweden. They were a family of very little means and the children had very few clothes to wear. Amanda went bare-footed most of her chi
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William Leslie Bell


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


May 31, 2011


May 30, 2011

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A History of Amanda Christina Sandgren Bell

Contributor: Holle.Boykin Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

A History of Amanda Christina Sandgren, written by her son, Hyrum Victor Bell, her eldest son. Amanda Christina Sandgren was born 31 Aug. 1867 in Edsvara, Skaraborg, Sweden. They were a family of very little means and the children had very few clothes to wear. Amanda went bare-footed most of her childhood days and when she got older and large enough to work, she took the place of a hired man. She said the bottom of her feet were like sole leather. Mother's parents were goodly parents and she respected them very much. Her father was Victor Johnson Sandgren born 10 Feb. 1837 at Frindera, Skaraborg, Sweden and her mother was Christina Larsen born 6 July 1836 in Torpa, N. Kedum, Skaraborg, Sweden, by whom two girls were born, Victoria Josefina and Amanda Christina. Her parents were polygamists and her father's 2nd wife was Louisa Rebecca Johnson by whom were born 5 children - Amelia Rebecca, Ida Louisa, Victor Mansel, George Edward, and Annie Melinda Sandgren. When mother was eleven years old, they immigrated to America and settled in Pleasant Grove, Utah. On their way over, quite a storm arose and mother was playing quorts, a boat game, and she slid under the rail of the boat and a steward caught hold of her dress and saved her from falling into the ocean where she might have been drowned. She stayed with her parents until she was 25 years of age when she became acquainted with my father, Hyrum Bell, and was married 31 Aug. 1892. She traveled to Salem, Idaho from Pleasant Grove, Utah in a covered wagon and team. She lived in a log house with the ground for a floor until father was able to get out logs and get them sawed for a floor. Mother wove carpets out of rags and put them on the floor with straw underneath them to make it soft and warm. They would white wash the walls to make them look cleaner. The roof was made of lumber and dirt, and when it would rain, she would have to get pans to put on the floor to catch the rain that would run through the roof. On the 3rd of June 1895, mother gave birth to my sister Grace Christina and on the 30th of April 1901, Grace died of scarlet fever. Mother was always full of life and when they went to parties, she was the life of the parties and there wasn't ever a dull moment. Mother was good at weaving and sewing and knitting so she made most of her clothes as well as clothes for the children and socks for Father. She would go out and help on the farm also. I can remember mother knitting a complete dress for herself. She also did all her canning. On the 4th of Dec. 1896, mother gave me birth. On the 20th of June 1898, Wm Leslie was born. On the 3rd of Aug. 1900, Melinda Jane was born. On the 23rd of Mar. 1902, Clarence Mansel was born. On the 26th of Mar. 1904, Ida was born. On the 14th of April 1906, Albert Milton was born. On the 6th of Sep. 1908, Percival Sandgren was born and on the 18th of Feb. 1911, Melvin Edward was born. Mother was very good at getting along with horses and cows and she would drive some very high-spirited horses and milk some very mean cows to kick without any trouble. Mother was very good in taking care of the sick and brought a good many babies into the world. When the Dr. would find out she was going to help at the time of a birth, he wouldn't show up until after it was all over. At one time when there was an epidemic of diphtheria around, Bro. Charles Virgin's family got down without help. She went and stayed with them for a week until they were on their way to recovery. It seemed if there was any sick in the town, she was called out to help them and she was very good to bring them to recovery. About 1908, Father got enough lumber to build a new house, which she appreciated very much. In 1911, Father was called on a mission to the North Western States and Mother insisted that he should go. Mother worked very hard while he was gone and finally her health broke down. She would go out and pitch hay and grain in the stack like a man. She was very eager to teach by word and example all people she came in contact with. One time while father was on his mission, she hitched one of the horses that had never been broke to work single, to a single buggy to go to town. When she started out, the buggy wheel went over a bump and frightened the horse and she ran with Mother and Ann Jacobson (who was a neighbor) and ran one wheel astride a post and threw them out of the boggy and Mother lit on one side of her face and peeled the whole side of her face. While father was on his mission, she would go to the 160-acre dry farm which was on Moody Creek and help with the crop. "Prior to father's return (from his mission), mother's health broke down and she suffered from Rheumatism and heart trouble until her death. Father took her to Oregon to see if her health wouldn't improve, but it did not, so we gave up the farm out there. She also suffered with erysipelas on her face and legs until the time of her death. About three weeks before her death she was stricken with rheumatism and father took her out of her bed and sat in her chair while he straightened her bed. All at once she called to father and said, "Oh Hyrum, I'm going!" and she fell to the floor. The rheumatism went to her heart and she passed out. Father picked her lifeless body up off the floor and laid her on the bed and administered to her and her spirit came back to her body and she opened her eyes and asked Father why he had brought her back again, that she was in such a beautiful place. Everyone was dressed in white and appeared to be very busy. She also said, "Now I'll have to lay and suffer a little longer," and that it was her time to go and rear the two children that died in their infancy. She told us children to be good and to remember she will always be watching over us. Then she got erysipelas and it spread all over her body until she was one solid sore and she was unconscious most of the time for the last week she was alive. It seemed she could not pass away until we were ready and willing to let her go when on the 14 Mar. 1917 she was dedicated to the Lord for she was suffering terribly and we decided it was best for get to go than to suffer any longer and a peaceful look came over her face and she passed away.

Bell, Melinda (Anderson) letter of thanks to Albert Bell Transcription

Contributor: Holle.Boykin Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

From---- Mrs. Dean Anderson Roberts Idaho Mr. Albert Bell H.F.A Inf. Blue Plains Washington D.C. Roberts Ida. Dec. 26, 1936 Dearest folks in D.C. Thanks a million for the lovely Xmas presents they were very much appreciated by all. I’m sorry we couldn’t do the same for you but as usual we were broke until the day before Xmas we sold 6 pigs for $36.00 & a list of groceries and clothes as long as my leg had to come out of that. Of course it didn’t reach for half of them, as usual. Most of our Xmas consisted of sox, shirts, dress goods, peticoats & hdkfs. Albert the night your gift came, I felt like it was a gift of Providence, we arrived at the Post Office at 1 minute before closeing time & got your letter, we had two boys on their way to Scout Meet & they had a party on the ones who didn’t have their $1.00 to join had to forfeit a dime. They had their dimes, but for the life of us we couldn’t fig up another penny when those 3 dollar bills fell out of the envelope, they glum faces lit up and they both said in the same voice “Mother, now can we join the scouts.” You can bet I wasn’t long handing them their fee, and we all went on our way rejoicing. The remainder of it went for necessities thanks a lot Albert. The tears sure rolled when we rec’d your dear package to Leslie & Rose. You sure have the Xmas Spirit. It seems like every year we are the receivers & never givers. Xmas Eve I tried to make Daddy happy by giving a supper and while Dean took the smaller kiddies to town Santa came & Vic and Beth, & we opened our presents & enjoyed ourselves till the hour of 2 in the morning. Xmas morning I got up at 9 A.M. made ice cream & cleaned up the mess from the night before. Got us all ready & went to Uncle Axel’s & Aunt Alice’s at 10:30 A for dinner. Aunt Alice had a big turkey roasted the day before & went to get it to warm for dinner & found her son-in-law had stolen it and was gone, nobody knew where, Bob Hodge is some guy. Wait till I see him again I’ll bawl him out. Today I think Doyle is trying to have the measles, it is all over our town. Tomorrow we were all going to our home town Salem to visit Dean’s mother & a few other friends but it all depends on Doyle now, he feels fine tonight, maybe just a cold ??? Let’s hope so anyway. We are sure having the grandest weather here, not at all cold. Snowed on Xmas Day the first we’ve had & to-nite it’s trying to snow again. Vantus is dissolving partner’s ship with Bob Foster, he’s getting on a place of his own. Old Bob Foster is too croocked to lay straight in bed & he has the Devils influence with him all the time Vantus can’t go him any longer. Well kiddoes it is nearing 1 o’clock A.M. again and all the family have been in bed since 8 o’clock so better I get a little shut eye too. Write me a big long letter & send it by mail. I sure love to hear from you. Nite nite & happy dreams Melinda p.s. Albert I never hear any more about your girl is she still in Wash. & do you still keep company, & when is the wedding going to be?

Anderson children letters of thanks to Albert Transcription

Contributor: Holle.Boykin Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Roberts Ida Dec. 24, 1936 Dear Uncle Albert, Please forgive me for not writing sooner but will try to do more. Thanks very much for the money you sent and some of it helped Dell and I to become scouts for 1937. I have enjoyed scouting very much in the past year. On December 22, 1936 they had a party over to the scoutmaster for all registered scouts and we sure had a good time. I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade. I rank 4th & fifth in my class. We play football and other games at school. I am sending you some of my school work and hope you will like it. My (bottom line unreadable but something about who his teacher is) I like him fine for he is a very good teacher. He is also our scoutmaster. We drew names in school and I got a fountain pen, an eversharp, and a small pocket knife all to match. I hope you will like my little gift which I made in school. We have moved twice since we saw you and think we will have to again soon. We are having fine weather here. This will get there late but hope you will excuse me this time. Dec 26, 1936. I am so slow at writing letters it takes me a week to write one but will get it off anyway. I had a fine Christmas. I got a shirt, handkerchief, top, gingerbread man, model airplane, pocket knife, sox, and lots of candy and nuts. I hope you had a fine Christmas too. It is getting late and will have to close. Write soon. Yours Truly, Dorsel Dean Anderson Roberts, Idaho December 24, 1936 Dear Uncle Albert, I have been so busy I just couldn’t find time to write. I decided I wasn’t going to wait any longer. We are all well and I hope you are the same. I am getting along fine in school. I have a good teacher. Her name is Miss Wilkinson. She teaches the fifth and sixth grade. I am in the sixth grade. I’m sorry you can’t be with us for Christmas. I hope Santa will be good to you. It don’t seem like to night is Christmas eve. We drew names at school so each one give and received a present. I got a pretty necklace. Well I will have to get busy so will close. Your Niece, Elaine p.s. Dec. 27, 1936 and haven’t sent this letter yet. I will tell you what I got for Xmas. Uncle Clarence sent me a pretty pair of house slippers, a manicure set, and a bottle of skin tonic. Uncle Leslie sent me a gingerbread boy. Grandpa give me a pretty box of handkerchiefs. Besides that I got a suitcase, a silk petticoat and a pr. of silk stocking. I think Santa was pretty good to me. Your Niece, Elaine

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William Leslie Bell was born on 20 Jun 1898
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William Leslie Bell was 16 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
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William Leslie Bell was 30 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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William Leslie Bell was 41 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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William Leslie Bell was 47 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
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William Leslie Bell was 57 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
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William Leslie Bell was 67 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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William Leslie Bell died on 24 Mar 1984 at the age of 85
Grave record for William Leslie Bell (20 Jun 1898 - 24 Mar 1984), BillionGraves Record 5932 Orem, Utah, Utah, United States