Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday's Child: Anna Stiff Bell

Manassas Journal
March 16, 1917


Young Daughter of Mr. G. W. Bell Succumbs to Illness of Months

Miss Anna Stiff Bell, youngest daughter of Mr. George W. Bell, died Sunday morning at her home in Manassas after a long illness.  She was eighteen years old and a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services took place Monday afternoon at Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, the pastor, Rev. J. Halpenny officiating.  The hymns sung were "Meet Me There" and "My Heavenly Home is Bright and Fair," which she had selected.  Interment was in the cemetery at Bradley.

Surviving members of the family are her father, three sisters, Mrs. J. I. Randall and Miss Myrtle Bell, of Manassas, and Mrs. Maximillian Goldrose, of Hillsdale, Md., and two brothers, Messrs. Charles W. Bell, of Chester, Pa., and Frank Bell, of Wellington.

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