Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell

Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell

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  • Name Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell  [1, 2
    Birth 1904  Brunswick, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death 9 Mar 1904  Brunswick, Western Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gastroenteritis - Duration 14 days. 
    Death 9 Mar 1904  Brunswick, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Arthur was 3 months old at the time of his death. Cause of Death Gastroenteritis.
    Western Australia, Death Certifacate For Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell
    Western Australia, Death Certifacate For Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell
    Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell died 9th March 1904 at Brunswick, Western Australia, aged 3 months. Cause of Death Gastroenteritus. He was buried 10th March 1904 in the Anglican Section of Bunbury Cemetery, Western Australia, Australia.
    Burial 10 Mar 1904  Anglican Cemetery, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • History - original Bunbury Public Cemetery
      Bunbury Cemetery was gazetted on 27 August 1847. Although the lot had been set aside during Assistant Surveyor H M Ommaney’s 1841 survey, it was not allocated a dedicated lot number and was simply known as the ‘Burial Ground’. A later map, drawn by Mitchell and Taylor in 1863, referred to it as ‘the Old Burial Ground’. Located on the western side of what was named ‘The Russell Esplanade’, the site took up a large area between Simmons Street (as it was named in the first survey, now Symmons Street) and Wellington Street, and extended towards Rocky Point.

      The original Bunbury Cemetery was officially used between 1847 and 1925 as a Protestant Cemetery vested with the Church of England. Health concerns and impending overcrowding prompted the Church to transfer control of the cemetery to the Bunbury Council, who later voted to close the cemetery and open a larger one on the ‘outskirts’ of town (now part of suburbia) in 1914.

      Council campaigned for all graves and headstones to be relocated to the new cemetery (off Forrest Avenue) but all costs were to be borne by relatives. However the harsh economic times, followed by World War I, made it impossible for many to achieve this. The headstones remained at Prinsep Street throughout the 1940s, and Council made a concerted effort for all remains to be cleared from the old cemetery in the 1950s. The majority, but not all, were relocated at this time and in 1985, Council addressed the issue of the remaining graves. By this time, the remaining headstones had been vandalised and Council moved them to the new cemetery.

      The headstones from the Original Bunbury Cemetery are now located in rows of ‘pioneer headstones’, placed side by side on an elevated embankment, at the new Bunbury Cemetery.

      The old Bunbury Cemetery is now public open space named ‘Pioneer Park’ in recognition of its former use as a burial ground for many of Bunbury’s first settlers. A timber plaque near the Wellington Street entrance reminds visitors of the earlier use. There is now also a commemorative structure which includes a list of names of people believed to have been buried at the site
    Person ID I178  Tucker Family Tree | Duffield Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2024 

    Father Lionel Edward Bell,   b. 8 Nov 1884, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 06 Oct 1960, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Alice Warburton,   b. 23 Apr 1886, Benger, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Nov 1948, Northam, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Marriage 09 Sep 1903  Benger, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Southern Times Newspaper, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia, Marriage of Elizabeth Alice Warburton and Lionel Edward Bell
    Southern Times Newspaper, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia, Marriage of Elizabeth Alice Warburton and Lionel Edward Bell
    This article reporting on the marriage of Elizabeth Alice Warburton and Lionel Edward Bell was published in The Southern Times Newspaper, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia, Saturday 12 September 1903, on page 6, titled Orange Blossoms.
    Family ID F3325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S665] David Bell, 19 Dec 2023 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S373] Death Certificate, 9 Mar 1904, 1 (Reliability: 3).
      See attached copy of Death Certificate of Arthur Wesley Lionel Bell.

    3. [S21] Department of the Atorney General, W.A. Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1903 (Reliability: 2).
      Surname Bell, Given Name Lionel Edward, Sex Male, Event Marriage, Index Year 1903, Spouse Surname Warburton, Spouse Given Names Elizabeth Alice, Place of Registration Place Benger, Registration Year 1903, Registration Number 2010

    4. [S665] David Bell.


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