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    WA: Colin Albert Bell; dob 10/6/1917; date found: 4/20/1996

    https://claimus.org/cases/325#

    Mr Bell is under the jurisdiction of the Spokane County ME's office in Washington State.

    claimus case 325.

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    Name: Colin A. Bell
    SSN: xxx-xx-xxxx
    Last Residence: 99005 Colbert, Spokane, Washington, United States of America
    Born: 6 Oct 1917
    Died: 20 Apr 1996
    State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)


    A California ship passenger/crew list shows him being born in Great Falls, Montana.

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    Mr. Bell attended Vancouver High School in 1937. I am not sure if that is helpful or not but it does list names of classmates.

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    1920 United States Federal Census about Colin A Bell
    Name: Colin A Bell
    Age: 2
    [2 3/12]
    Birth Year: abt 1918
    [abt 1917]
    Birthplace: Montana
    Home in 1920: Great Falls, Cascade, Montana
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Name: William F Bell
    Father's Birthplace: Nebraska
    Mother's Name: Catherine B Bell
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    William F Bell 36
    Catherine B Bell 36
    Colin A Bell 2
    [2 3/12

    After this census, Mr. Bell is listed on many ships. It looks like he was employed by them for many years, since he was a teenager.

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    addresses

    Colin A Bell
    Birth Date: 6 Oct 1917
    Address: 3003 N E St, Spokane, WA, 99205-3966


    Colin Bell
    Birth Date: 6 Oct 1917
    Address: 100 E Dalke Ave Apt 106, Spokane, WA, 99208-1016


    One of the ships he worked on:
    Colin Bell
    Arrival Date: 27 Sep 1936
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: 6 Oct 1917
    Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana, United States
    Gender: Male
    Ship Name: Santa Rosa
    Port of Arrival: Los Angeles, California
    Port of Departure: Cristobal, Canal Zone
    Archive information (series:roll number): m1764:72

    I wonder if the union (isn't there one for people who work on ships?) would have any information

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    no family trees, so can't prove the family knows or doesn't.

    On the ship manifest, he was 18 and his address was in Walnut Grove, CA. A PO Box.

    An Alexander Brown had the same address. Alexander was 21.

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    Looks like the father William F. Bell lived in Wyandotte Kansas in 1910, (he was about in what seems like a boarding house (several people with different names living in the same house). A James E. Bell was his father born in about 1877 and mother was Vena Bell, born in about 1876. Both born in Missouri. An Agnes A. Ekwwad or EKlind (?) who was 18 owned it. She is listed as a niece and single. She was born in Missouri also, and her parents were from Sweden.

    Two seemingly unrelated people: Edmond Porte who is 26 years old Described as married and born in Austria. And Katie Ethel Henze who was 17 and born in Germany and single.

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