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Dr. James Eugene Bell
© Cheyenne Star
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Dr. James Eugene Bell of Cheyenne, Oklahoma was born in Sherman, Texas, May 27, 1920 and died in Cheyenne, Oklahoma November 14, 1973 at the age of 53 years, 6 months and 18 days.

He was interred in Springfield, Missouri with Masonic Graveside rites.

He was married to Doris Ann Culver in Wheeler, Texas March 31, 1972.

He was a Chiropractor Doctor and attended the Baptist Church.

He was a member of the Ponca City Masonic Lodge and also a member of the professional organizations that referred to this profession.

The survivors are his wife, Doris Ann Bell; two sons, Jeffrey Scott of the home; and Christopher Adrian of Dickeson, Texas; two daughters Jessie Lea and Sherrill Ann; and one brother, Tom Bell of Springfield, Missouri.

Dr. Bell was a member of a pioneer family. His great grandfather came to the Indian Territory from Arkansas.

He was a Baptist preacher and as such he learned to communicate with the Indians with whom he became a great friend that they gave him 640 acres of land near Woodville.

His son Robert Scott Bell, grandfather of Dr. Bell was also a preacher and friend of the Indians. Due to his ability to get along with the Indians when the Indian Territory became a part of the United States he was appointed a judge by the president.

He and his family helped build the town of Woodville on which newspaper Dr. Bell's father worked before moving to Texas.

Dr. Bell had a compassionate interest in people.

Because of his profession he had been able to make many friends in his short stay in Cheyenne. These friends as well as his loved ones will miss his gracious and lovely presence in the community.

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