Bell, Max (Unknown - June 6, 1931)
THIRD SON OF TOM BELL DIES
IN CAR MISHAP PARENTS AMONG REAL PIONEERS OF EASTERN WYOMING AND WELL KNOWN HERE
Douglas Enterprise - June 16, 1931Max Bell, son of the well-known Tom Bell and his wife, Mrs.Cora Bell, who frequently visits in Douglas and for a time about a year ago operated the Wyoming Hotel in this city, was instantly killed in an automobile accident, happening about seven miles east of Lusk on Saturday evening. A companion, a young ranch hand by the name of Swain, was seriously injured in the same mishap and may not recover, it is stated.
Max Bell was about 30 years of age. Several years he has appeared as a rider in the Wyoming State Fair events and for many years has been employed as a cowhand, his father being one of the early-day owners of a large cattle outfit. He was a chap of very congenial personality and well liked by the many who knew him.
His death came, it seems when driving along a discontinued portion of Highway No. 20, east of Lusk, his car turning over when some loose gravel was encountered. His body and the predicament of his friend were not discovered for some time after the mishap occurred.
Max is the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Bell to died a tragic death, it is recalled. Tom Bell, Jr., was killed when thrown from a horse and Lionell Bell, who accompanied his father to Florida some years ago died as the result of a bite by a poisonous insect.
Mrs. Cora Bell, the deceased's mother was visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hardy in this city when the word came telling of his death and left immediately for that city. A sister, Miss Irene Bell, is a member of the U.S. Senator Robert D. Carey's secretarial staff.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00. Among those of Douglas attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Delahoyde and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hardy, all long-time friends of the Bell family.