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Bell, John Alexander (1828–1901)

On Saturday last a gentleman who was well known in Ipswich in the early days died at the residence of Mrs. J. Johnson, of Waterstown (says the Ipswich 'Times') Mr. John Alexander Bell was a brother of the late Sir Joshua Peter Bell, and lived for years at Waterstown. Since then a considerable portion of his life was spent in the old country. For the last five years or so, however, he has been on Merrivale Station, out from Mitchell. Here he became seriously ill, and was brought to Ipswich for treatment, but lived for only a week after his arrival in town. The deceased was 72 years of age. For his burial the family vault at the Ipswich Cemetery was opened, and the last sad rights were conducted on Sunday afternoon, a number of representative townspeople following the remains to their last resting place, though many others would probably have attended the funeral had they known of Mr. Bell's death.

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