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Memorable Manitobans: Isaac Hartley Bell (1884-1972)

Civil servant, lawyer.

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 C. H. Campbell, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1907. He married Lillian Ethel Letitia Carson Dunn (1891-1958) at Winnipeg on 16 September 1914; the couple had no children. After practicing law for five years, he joined the Winnipeg Land Titles Office in December 1912, first working as an Examiner, 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, later settling in Vancouver in 1962, and there died on 28 October 1972 with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park at Burnaby.


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.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 March 2015

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