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British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1875 
TextMysteries:  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...
British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1874 
TextMysteries:  16 Aug 1874,   A quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Walter Hawkins, Minister, issued on August 16, 1874. This ticket was in the possession of the Richard Bell Family of St. Catharines. Minister Walter Hawkins was Superintendent of the Conference for the British...
British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1879 
TextMysteries:  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...
British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1884 
TextMysteries:  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...
British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1889 
TextMysteries:  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...
William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    Original advertisement for William Still's Boarding House, No. 832 South Street, below 9th, south side Philad'a [sic]. Not dated. The advertisement includes handwritten marginalia, possibly by William Still, on the left-hand side referring to St. Catharines. There is a small embossed stamp on the...
St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate to Bessie Bell, December 1910. 
TextMysteries:  8 Dec 1910,   A St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate presented to Bessie Bell, dated December 8, 1910 and signed by G. E. Lounsbury, Teacher. This certificate was in the possession of the Richard Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. The certificate reads: "Bessie Bell is this day entitled...
Bell Family Bible, Deaths, 1862-1916 
Text    A single page from the Deaths section of the Bell Family Bible listing the names and dates of death for various members of the family. The handwritten entries appear to read as follows: "John William Taylor, died April 30th Anne Domini 1862; aged 52 years. Jess J Bell died April 11th 1872 O Mary...
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.
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...
Bell Family Bible, Deaths, Tyrrell, 1886-1908 
TextMysteries:    The Deaths page from the Bell Family Bible listing the deaths of Jane Tyrrell in 1886, William C. Tyrrell in 1898, and Lewis Tyrrell in 1908. This Bible was in the possession of the Rick Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family were former Black slaves from the United...
Bell Family Bible, Miscellaneous, 1895 - 1918 
Text    A page from the Bell Family Bible entitled "Miscellaneous" recording the dates and places of birth of the children of Charles and Mary Bell. The birth dates for the eight children listed range from 1895 to 1918. There is also a single entry under the heading "Age of Children of Delbert Bell"....
Photograph of Rev. and Mrs. Wright and Family signed to Mrs. Mary Bell [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    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...
Cabinet Card by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    An unidentified young woman is featured in this black and white cabinet card by photographer C. Arthur, of St. Catharines, Ontario. The address of Mr. Arthur's studio is printed along the bottom of the photograph. This photograph was among the family memorabilia owned by Iris Sloman Bell of St....
Photograph of Unidentified Woman by C. Arthur, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    An unidentified young woman is featured in this undated black and white studio photograph by C. Arthur, Photographer, of St. Catharines, Ontario. This small cabinet card photograph was in the possession of the Iris Sloman Bell family of St. Catharines. Relatives of the Sloman - Bell families...
Photograph of Girl by Edwin Poole, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    This unidentified girl is featured in a photograph taken by St. Catharines photographer Edwin Poole. This cabinet card was among the memorabilia in the possession of the Rick Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. The Bell family is descended from Black slaves from the United States who settled...
Photograph of Young Woman by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    Undated black and white cabinet card portrait of an unidentified young woman. This photograph was taken by R. F. Uren whose studio was located at 79 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, Ontario. This item was among the memorabilia in the possession of the Rick Bell family of St. Catharines. Relatives...
Photograph of Two Girls by R. F. Uren, Photographer, St. Catharines [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    Two unidentified girls are featured in this black and white cabinet card style photograph by R. F. Uren, of St. Catharines. The photograph is not dated, however, the address of the photographer is printed at the bottom of the cabinet card. This photograph was in the possession of Iris Sloman...
Photograph of Bell Family Relative [n.d.] 
TextMysteries:    Small black and white photograph mounted on black card of an unidentified Bell family relative, possibly a sibling of Irene Bell, whose photo is similarly featured. This undated photograph was in the possession of the Rick Bell family, whose relatives include former Black slaves from the United...
Photograph of Irene Bell age 16 years, 1909 
TextComments:Mysteries:  Aug 1909,   An unidentified girl, believed to be Irene Bell, is featured in this small black and white portrait photograph. Handwritten inscription on the reverse indicates the photo was presented in August 1909. The name of the recipient is illegible. This photo was in the possession of the Rick Bell...
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Black / African Canadian History


Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University c.1850 to 1950.