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Florence Bell

Birthplace Lochee ScotlandPlace of Death Dundee Royal Infirmary Dundee Scotland Date of Birth: May 19, 1897 Date of Death: February 23, 1980


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Florence Bell

Gender: Female

Date and Place of Birth: 19/05/1897 at 6, Gibbs Lane, Lochee (3) (4) 

Date and Place of Death:23/02/1980 at Dundee Royal Infirmary (3)

Nationality: British




Florence was the eldest of seven children . She had two sisters –

                                      Jessie, born 1899,

                                      Elizabeth born 1912

 and four brothers – John born 1903

                                       William born 1905

                                       Robert born 1907

                                       Thomas born 1909            (1) (3)(4) (5)

Parents: Father: William Bell born 1872 in Dundee (1)

                Mother: Elizabeth Meffan born 1875 in Govan, Lanarkshire (1)

Parent’s occupations: Father was  a jute yarn bleacher and dyer (1)

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: n/k

 Occupation: Domestic (2)

Place of residence at Gretna: n/k

Job title at Gretna: n/k

Marital status: single

Spouse name (including male name): 

Date of marriage: 

Place/Parish of marriage: 


Children:     none               

Travels: Emigrated to Canada in 1921 to join her father who had already settled there. Her Mother had stayed behind in Scotland. She is recorded as working as a domestic and intending to stay in Canada. She travelled on the ship “Saturnia “ on 08/07/1921 , from Glasgow to Quebec. She did return to Scotland and lived there until her death.(2) (3)

She worked in the H.M.Factory , Gretna . (3)


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Further links, notes, and comments:

  1. Find my past 1901 census
  2. Ancestry passenger lists
  3. Ancestry Public Member Trees
  4. Scotlands People
  5. 1911 census




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