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Behan; Stephen (1891-1967)

  • Person
  • 1891-1967

Stephen (christened Francis) Behan (born 26 December 1891 died 1967, was an Irish republican who was father of writers Brendan, Brian and Dominic Behan.

Bell Family

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Edmund Armstrong of Gallen (1754-1827), eldest son of Andrew Armstrong (1730-c.1786) and Constantina Maria Pigot, was born 14 December 1754. On 4 February 1783 he married Elizabeth Trench of Woodlawn, County Galway. From 1785-1800 they had three daughters and five sons. Edmund Armstrong died 12 December 1827, two years after the passing of his wife Constantina.

Sir Andrew Armstrong, 1st Baronet of Gallen (1785-1863), eldest son of Edmund Armstrong of Gallen (1754-1827) and Elizabeth Trench, was born 19 October 1785. On 1 Jan 1835, he married Frances Fullerton (1814-1890). Between the years of 1836 and 1858 they had thirteen children. Sir Andrew Armstrong died in 1863. Frances Fullerton Armstrong died in 1890.

Frances Georgina Armstrong (1841-1911) was the third daughter of Sir Andrew Armstrong, 1st Baronet of Gallen (1785-1863) and Frances Fullerton (1814-1890). On 3 Nov 1864 she married John Alexander Bell (1829-1901), son of Thomas Bell (1798-1872) and Sarah Alexander (1803-1853). They had three children: Frances Sarah Alexander Bell (1865-1947), Georgina Emma Alexander Bell (1866-1944), and Marmaduke Alexander Thomas Bell (1867-1944). John Alexander Bell died on 30 August 1901 in Queensland, Australia. Frances Georgina Bell returned to Dublin, Ireland, where she died in 1911.

Georgina Emma Alexander Bell (1866 -1944), also known as Nina, was the second daughter of Frances Georgina Armstrong (1841-1911) and John Alexander Bell (1866-1944), born 28 September 1866 in Queensland Australia. On 7 Nov 1895 she married Robert Leslie Badham (1859-1989) in Booterstown, Dublin, Ireland. On 22 September 1896, their first child, Emily Frances G. Leslie Badham, was born in Blackrock, County Dublin. On 10 January 1899, their second and final child, Robert Alexander Armstrong Badham, was born. Nina Badham died in Manchester, England in 1944.

Bell, David Charles

  • Person
  • 4 May 1817 - 28 Oct 1902

David Charles Bell, son of Alexander Bell (1790-1865) and Elizabeth Colville (d. 1856), was born in Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland on 4 May 1817. He married Ellen Adine Hyland on 19 October 1840 in Perth, Scotland. They had eleven children: Alexander Bell (1841-1843); Robert Bell (1842-1849); Esther Alicia Bell (1844-1850); Laura Jane Bell (1853-1949); Lewis Knox Bell (1857-1909); Charles James Bell (1858-1929); Sophie Bell; William Bell; Aileen Bell; Elizabeth Bell; and Chichester Bell. David Charles Bell became a Professor of Englsih Literature and Elocution at Dublin University in Ireland where he taught George Bernard Shaw. In [date] he followed his brother Melville Bell and immigrated to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife Ellen and four of their children.

On 3 August 1876, Professor Charles Bell paticipated in the first successful test of his nephew Alexander Graham Bell's telephone. From the Brantford telegraph office, he receited lines from Shakespeare's Hamlet to his nephew, who was waiting at the A Wallis Ellis store in the neighbouring town of Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada. Alexander Graham Bell was able to hear his uncle's voice emanating from his receiver housed in a metal box. Thus, David Charles Bell was the first voice to be heard over a telephone. In 1880, David Charles Bell and his family immigrated a second time, from Ontario to the United States. David Charles Bell died on 28 October 1902 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. He was buried at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia.

Bell, Ellen Adine

  • Person
  • 1816-1907

Ellen Adine Hyland, daughter of John Hyland and Sophia Kelly, was born in 1816 in Dublin. She was baptised at Saint Michael and John's church, Dublin City, Ireland. She married David Charles Bell on 19 October 1840 in Perth, Scotland. They had eleven children: Alexander Bell (1841-1843); Robert Bell (1842-1849); Esther Alicia Bell (1844-1850); Laura Jane Bell (1853-1949); Lewis Knox Bell (1857-1909); Charles James Bell (1858-1929); Sophie Bell; William Bell; Aileen Bell; Elizabeth Bell; and Chichester Bell. In [date] she moved to Brantford, Ontario, Canada with her husband and four of their children. In 1880 she immigrated to the United States with her husband. David Charles Bell died on 28 October 1902. After her husband's death, Ellen Adine Bell lived in Georgetown, Virgina for a short while before moving to Stoneleigh Court, where she died in 1907. Ellen Adine Bell is buried with her husband at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, District of Columbia.

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