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Frederick Samuel Bell (1840–1926)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Frederick Bell, n.d.

Frederick Bell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1926

Mr. Frederick Samuel Bell, an old resident of the Denman district, died on Friday last at his residence. Haling, Kent Road, Rose Bay at the age of 86 years. He was born at Carinda, Singleton, which was a grant to his father (the late Mr. Archibald Bell) by the Crown in recognition of his discovery of a route to Bell, on the Blue Mountains. Bell railway station, the highest railway station on the Blue Mountains, was named after Mr. Bell's father.

The late Mr. Frederick Bell went to the King's School, Parramatta, in January, 1857, and shortly after leaving school he went with his father to assist in the management of the latter's estate, Pickering, on the Upper Hunter. Mr. Bell was in partnership with his brother Mr. Henry Bell (who survives him), during the whole of his life. In the early sixties, when pleuro first broke out in almost all the herds in New South Wales, Mr. Bell was one of the first to inoculate his cattle against the disease. He was at first adversely criticised by many conservative cattle men for inoculating the cattle. When his father died in 1883, Mr. Bell made his residence at Pickering, and continued there until about 10 years ago, when the property was handed to the family. Since leaving Pickering, Mr Bell had resided at Rose Bay.

In 1873, Mr. Bell, with his brother and the late Mr. Albert Dangar, purchased Noorindoo station, near Surat, Queensland, which was held by the partnership for many years. The late Mr. Bell was recognised as a competent Judge of Shorthorn cattle, and the stud of imported English Shorthorns, started by his father in 1857, he carried on by careful breeding, gradually developing tbem into the well known Pickering pure-bred stud of Shorthorn cattle. In 1879 Mr. Bell married Mai Mackenzie, daughter of the late Mr. W. H. Mackenzie, of Sydney. Mr. Bell is survived by Mrs. Bell and four daughters and three sons. Mrs. George White and Mrs. F. G. Weaver are sisters.

The funeral took place in the Church of England cemetery, South Head. Archdeacon D'Arcy Irvine gave an address, and with the Rev. M. G. H. Garbett conducted the service at the graveside.

The chief mourners were:—Messrs. D. M., R. M., and F. M. Bell (sons), Brindley Bettington (grandson), H. W. Bell (brother), E. R. and H. H. White, H. and G. Bell, Marcus Mackenzie, George Mackenzie, Robert Mackenzie, Hambrook Mackenzie, and Malcolm Mackenzie (nephews). T. H. Mackenzie (brother-in-law).

Others present included:—Dr. Granville Waddy, Messrs. C. C. Capper, H. Marshall, and W. Dixon (representatives of the Farmers' and Graziers' Co-operative Company, Ltd.), J. C. White, Bruce White, G. F. B. Fitzhardinge, R. R. Dangar, W. Young, E. Pearce, L. Bowman, D. Allen, L. G. Rouse, S. Evans, H. Cousins. E. J. Jenkins, F. Dodds, H. L. Harnett. A. W. Thompson, A. and J. Davies, C. Scott, R. Shaw, C. Haydon, C. Doyle, W. Doyle, Frank Jenkins, Webb, C. D'Arcy Irvine, H. Matthews. H. H. Connell, and W. Little.

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Frederick Bell, n.d.

Frederick Bell, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1926

Life Summary [details]


Singleton, New South Wales, Australia


28 May, 1926 (aged ~ 86)
Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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