Memorable Manitobans: Richard Joseph Bell (1859-1939)
Born in Ontario on 1 June 1859, he came to Winnipeg in 1877. He and his family operated Bell's Bakery at 813 Main Street for many years. He and wife Minnie Elizabeth “Mary” Yates (1866-?) had four children: Clara Anderson Bell (1893-1983), Richard James “Dick” Bell (1896-1969), Viola Esther Bell (1898-1992), and Wilford Douglas Bell (1909-1978). He died at Winnipeg on 16 January 1939 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Clara Bell, Richard James Bell, Viola Esther Bell, Wilford Douglas Bell], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 17 January 1939, page 15.
Obituary [Richard James Bell], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 June 1969, page 29.
Obituary [Wilford Douglas Bell], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 1978, page 40.
Obituary [Clara Anderson Bell], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1983, page 42.
Obituary [Viola Esther Bell], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 November 1992, page 59.
“815 Main Street - R. Bell Block” by Christian Cassidy, Winnipeg Places, 8 March 2023.
This page was prepared by Lois Braun.
Page revised: 11 March 2023