Neosho County

St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, Kansas

John Thomas and Maria Louise Saunders Bell and descendants.


Marriage Records and Death Certificates

Emory_Bell_marriage.gif (25535 bytes) June 13, 1894,  Marriage License for Joseph Emory Bell and Nellie F. Taymans

Homestead and Deed Records

Complete homestead papers for John Thomas Bell.

Gertrude Lee Bell Jarboe Autograph Book

Entries made 1890 to 1913 Gertrude Lee Bell [Jarboe] autograph book.  Entries in the book from many people from the Osage Mission area:  Duling, Volmer, Herman, Duvall, Locke, Roycroft, Taymans, Stepp, Traylor, Karleskint, Walker......

News Paper Articles

Wedding Articles, Obituaries and other articles of interest from Neosho County and Montgomery County Newspapers

Area Photographs

Bell_homestead.jpg (117383 bytes) around 1870 John Thomas Bell homestead near St. Paul, Kansas.  Anna Lou Jarboe was born in upstairs bedroom on the left, March 13, 1904.

The original photo is grainy and appears to have been taken with an old Kodak box camera.  There appears to be one man, four children and three young women scattered around in the yard and all are dressed up.

When the Bell family headed out to St. Paul in a covered wagon the young Willie Bell dropped silverware out the back of the wagon one by one so he could find his way back.   Thus, the Bell family arrived with no silverware.

Photo courtesy of Guy and Roch Buckman.

Bowles_home_9_1950.jpg (52018 bytes) September 19, 1950, the old Bowles home in St. Paul, Kansas
St_Francis_9_1950.jpg (48081 bytes) September 19, 1950, Charles Bowles in front of St. Francis Catholic Church, St. Paul, Kansas
September 19, 1950, Charles and Rose Bell Bowles with Loutie Bell Volmer in front of the O'Dell School

Montgomery County

Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kansas

The family plot of William Nickolas and Mary Alice Bell Beechwood is located here.  They are buried here with three of their children.

This page was last updated on 03/20/18 10:28 AM