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Landon C. Bell letter

Landon C. Bell letter, 1924 Jan. 8
Landon C. Bell letter
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1924 Jan. 8
Letter, 8 January 1924, from Landon C. Bell (1880-1960) of Columbus, Ohio, to Mary F. Cooksey Yates (1861-1945) of Lunenburg County, Virginia, wishing he kept in better touch with friends and family in Lunenburg County; discussing a family photograph he sent to Mrs. Yates; detailing his daughter's trip to Virginia and concerns over her health; mentioning his family, including his son Hardy's death (1916-1922); expressing concerns over the Yates' financial situation; and inviting Mrs. Yates to visit
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Landon Covington Bell was born 14 September 1880 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, to Isaac Bonaparte Bell (1847-1919) and Etta Wilburn Hardy Bell (1859-1916). Bell attended private and public schools in Lunenburg County, then Milligan College in Carter County, Tennesse, from where he graduated in 1900. Bell attended the University of Virginia law school from 1900 to 1902, and was admitted to the bar in 1902. After practicing law in Lunenburg County for about a year, he moved to Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, to practice law. In 1908 he became a lawyer for W. M. Ritter Lumber Company and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. In 1913, Bell moved to the company's main office in Columbus, Ohio, and served as its legal council. Bell retired in 1946. Bell also was an author, writing and editing several books on Lunenburg County, Virginia, and United States history, including THE OLD FREE STATE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF LUNENBURG COUNTY AND SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA. Bell married Mary Walden "Johnnie" Williamson (1890-1974) 19 October 1912 and they had seven children. Bell died in Columbus, Ohio, 8 August 1960 and was buring in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.
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