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  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1875
    British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1875
    textmystery  28 Nov 1875,     This is a quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by R. Miller, Minister, and dated November 28, 1875. It was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who ...
    textmystery  28 Nov 1875,   This is a quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by R. Miller, Minister, and dated November 28, 1875. It was in the possession of the Rick ...
    Brock University Archives
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1874
    British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1874
    textmystery  16 Aug 1874,     Minister Walter Hawkins was Superintendent of the Conference for the British Methodist Episcopal Church (Brant Co.)This excerpt from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online describes his role in reestablishing the BMEC in Canada following a period of reunion with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, an initiative spearheaded by Richard Randolph ...
    textmystery  16 Aug 1874,   Minister Walter Hawkins was Superintendent of the Conference for the British Methodist Episcopal Church (Brant Co.)This excerpt from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online describes his role in reestablishing the ...
    Brock University Archives
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1879
    British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1879
    textmystery  1 Aug 1879,     A first quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by W. Grayson, Minister, and dated August 1, 1879. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who ...
    textmystery  1 Aug 1879,   A first quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by W. Grayson, Minister, and dated August 1, 1879. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick ...
    Brock University Archives
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1884
    British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1884
    textmystery  17 Feb 1884,     A third quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by the Minister, and dated February 17, 1884. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who settled ...
    textmystery  17 Feb 1884,   A third quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by the Minister, and dated February 17, 1884. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell ...
    Brock University Archives
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1889
    British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1889
    textmystery  24 Nov 1889,     A second quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Rev. P. Brooks, Minister, issued on November 24, 1889. This ticket was in the possession of the Richard Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. The Bell family ancestry includes former Black American slaves who settled in Canada.
    textmystery  24 Nov 1889,   A second quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Rev. P. Brooks, Minister, issued on November 24, 1889. This ticket was in the possession of the ...
    Brock University Archives
  • William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]
    William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]
    textmystery       Handwritten marginalia (original spelling and punctuation):"Do remember me very kindly to all my enquiring friends _ I but seldom hear of late from St. Catherines"The street number printed in the original advertisement (374) has been crossed out in black ink and a handwritten "832" has been inserted.William Still was an ...
    textmystery     Handwritten marginalia (original spelling and punctuation):"Do remember me very kindly to all my enquiring friends _ I but seldom hear of late from St. Catherines"The street number printed in the ...
    Brock University Archives
  • St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate to Bessie Bell, December 1910.
    St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate to Bessie Bell, December 1910.
    textmystery  8 Dec 1910,     The certificate reads:"Bessie Bell is this day entitled to receive this public expression of approbation for Industry, Good Conduct and Regular Attendance, for the week ending December 8th 1910. Parents are particularly requested to enquire for a card of this kind at the close of each week."
    textmystery  8 Dec 1910,   The certificate reads:"Bessie Bell is this day entitled to receive this public expression of approbation for Industry, Good Conduct and Regular Attendance, for the week ending December 8th 1910. Parents ...
    Brock University Archives
  • W.W. Tyrrill receipt, June 1888
    W.W. Tyrrill receipt, June 1888
    textmystery  2 Jun 1888,     There are various spellings of the Tyrrill name within the Bell family archive. Other forms of the name include Tyrell, Tyrrell, and Terrell.
    textmystery  2 Jun 1888,   There are various spellings of the Tyrrill name within the Bell family archive. Other forms of the name include Tyrell, Tyrrell, and Terrell.
    Brock University Archives
  • Bell Family Bible, Deaths, 1862-1916
    Bell Family Bible, Deaths, 1862-1916
    text       The handwritten entries appear to read as follows:"John William Taylor, died April 30thAnne Domini 1862; aged 52 years.Jess J Bell died April 11th 1872O Mary Franices Bell died August 20th 1872.Mrs. Susan Hall. Died May, 24th, 1898 Born January 1st 1829 age. 69William B Bell died March 19th 1897Richard Jones ...
    text     The handwritten entries appear to read as follows:"John William Taylor, died April 30thAnne Domini 1862; aged 52 years.Jess J Bell died April 11th 1872O Mary Franices Bell died August 20th ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Bell Family Bible, Family Record, 1853-1897
    Bell Family Bible, Family Record, 1853-1897
    text       The Family Record page from the Bell Family Bible providing information on the births of Bell ancestors. Relatives of the Bell family include former American slaves who later settled in Canada. This Bible was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario.
    text     The Family Record page from the Bell Family Bible providing information on the births of Bell ancestors. Relatives of the Bell family include former American slaves who later settled in ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Bell Family Bible, Marriages, Tyrell - Gains, 1849
    Bell Family Bible, Marriages, Tyrell - Gains, 1849
    text  1849,     The Marriages page from the Bell Family Bible listing the marriage of Lewis Tyrell to Jane Gains on Aug. 31, 1849 at Culpepper Court House, Virginia. This Bible was in the possession of the Richard Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Ancestors of the Bell family include former American slaves ...
    text  1849,   The Marriages page from the Bell Family Bible listing the marriage of Lewis Tyrell to Jane Gains on Aug. 31, 1849 at Culpepper Court House, Virginia. This Bible was in ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Bell Family Bible, Deaths, Tyrrell, 1886-1908
    Bell Family Bible, Deaths, Tyrrell, 1886-1908
    textmystery       The handwritten entry appears to read as follows:"Jane Tyrrell, died March 1st 1886 age 64 yrs.William C. Tyrrell died January 15th 1898 by accident in Albany N.Y. age 33 yrs 3 monthsLewis Tyrrell died September 25th 1908 at his late residence VineWelland Ave. St. Catharines age 81 yrs 5 months."There ...
    textmystery     The handwritten entry appears to read as follows:"Jane Tyrrell, died March 1st 1886 age 64 yrs.William C. Tyrrell died January 15th 1898 by accident in Albany N.Y. age 33 yrs ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Bell Family Bible, Miscellaneous, 1895 - 1918
    Bell Family Bible, Miscellaneous, 1895 - 1918
    text       The handwritten entries appear to be as follows:"Ages of the children of Charles and Mary Bell areWilbert Otto Bell born November 7th 1895 Erie Pa.Edna Beatrice Bell born May 25th 1897 Erie Pa.Lewis Terrell Bell born April 8th 1899 St. Catharines Ont.Gertrude Bell born November 26th 1902 St. Catharines Ont.Charles ...
    text     The handwritten entries appear to be as follows:"Ages of the children of Charles and Mary Bell areWilbert Otto Bell born November 7th 1895 Erie Pa.Edna Beatrice Bell born May 25th ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Rev. and Mrs. Wright and Family signed to Mrs. Mary Bell [n.d.]
    Photograph of Rev. and Mrs. Wright and Family signed to Mrs. Mary Bell [n.d.]
    textmystery       An undated black and white studio portrait of Rev. and Mrs. Wright and family presented to Mrs. Mary Bell. The photograph is mounted in a decorative board frame and bears the handwritten inscription "Mrs. Mary Bell from Mrs. and Rev. Wright" on the reverse. This photograph was included in memorabilia ...
    textmystery     An undated black and white studio portrait of Rev. and Mrs. Wright and family presented to Mrs. Mary Bell. The photograph is mounted in a decorative board frame and bears ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Cabinet Card by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    Cabinet Card by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    textmystery       Charles A. Arthur is listed as a photographer in St. Catharines from 1880 - 1883 and Charles P. Arthur (possibly a son?) was a photographer in the same city in 1898.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
    textmystery     Charles A. Arthur is listed as a photographer in St. Catharines from 1880 - 1883 and Charles P. Arthur (possibly a son?) was a photographer in the same city in ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Unidentified Woman by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    Photograph of Unidentified Woman by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    textmystery       Two photographers by the name of Arthur are listed as working in St. Catharines, Ontario in the second half of the 19th century. Charles A. Arthur was a photographer from 1880 - 1883, while Charles P. Arthur (possibly a son?) is listed as a photographer in 1898.Source: Phillips, Glen C. ...
    textmystery     Two photographers by the name of Arthur are listed as working in St. Catharines, Ontario in the second half of the 19th century. Charles A. Arthur was a photographer from ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Girl by Edwin Poole, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    Photograph of Girl by Edwin Poole, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    textmystery       Edwin Poole was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1877 - 1900.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
    textmystery     Edwin Poole was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1877 - 1900.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Young Woman by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    Photograph of Young Woman by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    textmystery       Richard Frank (R.F.) Uren was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1886-1895.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
    textmystery     Richard Frank (R.F.) Uren was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1886-1895.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990.
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Two Girls by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    Photograph of Two Girls by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.]
    textmystery       Richard Frank (R.F.) Uren was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1886-1895.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990."Cabinet card photographs were first introduced in 1866. They were initially employed for landscapes rather than portraitures. Cabinet cards replaced Carte de visite photographs as ...
    textmystery     Richard Frank (R.F.) Uren was a photographer in St. Catharines from 1886-1895.Source: Phillips, Glen C. The Ontario photographers list (1851-1900). Sarnia: Iron Gate Publishing Co., 1990."Cabinet card photographs were first ...
    Brock University Archives
  • Photograph of Bell Family Relative [n.d.]
    Photograph of Bell Family Relative [n.d.]
    textmystery       According to the 1911 Census of Canada, Irene Bell had the following siblings:Ernest Bell, born 1889Archie Bell, born 1895Allen Bell, born 1901Kenneth Bell, born 1910
    textmystery     According to the 1911 Census of Canada, Irene Bell had the following siblings:Ernest Bell, born 1889Archie Bell, born 1895Allen Bell, born 1901Kenneth Bell, born 1910
    Brock University Archives
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