George Martin Bell
Born 16 AUG 1850 De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., New York
Died NOV 1923 Manlius, NY
Buried 1 DEC 1923 Manlius Village Cemetery, Manlius, NY

Bela Bell Jr. S12323, S12424
24 NOV 181019 MAY 1890
Abby P. Martin S12323, S12424
9 OCT 181821 JAN 1891

Emma Jennie Garlick
1855JUN 1909
Married 1875

Children with Emma Jennie Garlick
Paul Bell
Lillian M. Bell
Leslie Roye Bell S17685
13 DEC 1876JUL 1922

Sarah Gertrude Babcock
Died 3 MAR 1943
Married AFT. 1909

Other Facts
Residence 1880 Henvelton, St. Lawrence, New York
Occupation dry goods merchant

According to the 1880 census, both his parents were born in Canada.

George M. Bell, Manlius, "was born in the town of De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., Aug. 16, 1850, son of Bela Bell, also a native of that county and a farmer. He died in the spring of 1891. His wife, Abby P. Martin, died in Jan., 1892. Ten children were born of this union, eight of whom are now living. George M. was educated in the common schools and the Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary. After leaving school he remained on his father's farm until reaching his majority. He then entered the employ of J. W. Wilson, one of the leading merchants of Ogdensburg, as a clerk, with whom he remained three years. He then spent three years with the firm of D. & A. McGruer of Ogdensburg. In 1877 he became a partner of James E. Chaffee, under the firm name of J. E. Chaffee & Co., and engaged in the hardware business for one year. In 1878 he established a general store in Heuvelton, which he conducted for three years. In 1881 he removed to Onondaga Co., and in partnership with F. P. Emmons bought out the firm of Champlin & Emmons, dealers in general merchandise. This firm existed for eleven years, but in 1892 was dissolved, Mr. Bell buying out the firm of Brown & Monk on the north side of the street in the Seeley block, where he has since continued in business. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., I.O.G.T. and the S.F.I. He has acted as school trustee, is an officer of the M.E. church and has been Sunday school superintendent. In Oct., 1875, he married Gennie Garlick of Potsdam, by whom he has two children: Leslie R., student of Potsdam State Normal school, and Lillian M., a student of Manlius Graded school." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, pp. 172-173.

S12323 Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, pp. 172-173
S12424 Handwritten record of the Martin family, from the home of Mrs. Clarence (Gwen) Hughes, provided by
S17685 World War I Draft Registration Card