Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Hartley Bell (1884-1972)
Lawyer, civil servant.
Born at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on 2 July 1884, son of Adam Carr Bell and Anna Henderson, he moved to Manitoba in 1904. He studied law, articled under Attorney-General Colin Howell Campbell, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1907. He married Lillian Ethel Letitia Jane Carson Dunn (1891-1958) at Winnipeg on 16 September 1914. They had two daughters, Anne Henderson Bell (1921-?) and Margaret Bell.
After practicing law for five years, he joined the Winnipeg Land Titles Office in December 1912, first working as an Examiner and Deputy District Registrar, then District Registrar / Registrar General from 1 January 1949 to 31 January 1950.
He and his wife moved to British Columbia around 1951, settling at Vancouver in 1962. He died there on 28 October 1972 with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Burnaby.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“37 years service end for I. H. Bell,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1950, page 3.
[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press,1 February 1950, page 3.
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
We thank Michael Banford for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 9 February 2022