Robert Earle Bell
Also Known As Papa
Born 19 SEP 1901 Chicago, Ill
Died 14 DEC 1969
Buried West Lawn Cemetery, Columbus PA

Leslie Roye Bell S17685
13 DEC 1876JUL 1922
Ethel Inez Wiltfong
187311 APR 1946

Mildred Josephine Sandburg
2 DEC 1902JUL 1980
Married 7 AUG 1926 Corry, PA

Children with Mildred Josephine Sandburg
Sally Bush Bell
16 MAR 193525 FEB 2013

Other Facts
Residence Dunedin, Florida
Education B.A., M.A., PhD, Syracuse Univ., Columbia Univ.
Occupation Supt.of Schools/Educator

Undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. Graduate degrees from Columbia University. Wanted to be a lawyer but couldn't afford the books, so he became a teacher instead. Married at Presbyterian Church in Corry, PA. The marriage was never recorded because minister died before he completed necessary forms. Superintendent of Schools in Westchester County, NY. Created the special education program that became New York State's BOCES organization. Liked to fish, had a goldfish pond. Always drove a modest car when he was superintendent of schools. As soon as he retired, he bought a Cadillac. After retirement from the school district, he taught at Wilson College in Chambersburg PA from about 1956-1964. Developed Parkinson's disease, and later retired to Florida. Robert E. Bell Middle School (formerly Horace Greeley School) in Chappaqua NY is named for him.

S17685 World War I Draft Registration Card