Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers

Andrew Yuill Bell (1858 - 1928), and Alice Emma Lipscombe (1864 - 1943)

Married: 11 Feb 1886, Invercargill, New Zealand

Coll Bell
Born: 19th c.

Janet Yuill
Born: 19th c.

Andrew Yuill BELL
Born: 5 Jan 1858, Canada
Died: 23 Oct 1928, Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand
Buried: 26 Oct 1928, Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand

Coll Campbell John Bell
Born: Dec 1886, Invercargill, New Zealand
Died: 15 Oct 1957, Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried: 17 Oct 1957, Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand

Alice Emma Isabell Jeanette Bell
Born: 1891, Larrikins, Kumara, Westland, New Zealand
Died: 1971, Christchurch, New Zealand

Isabella Emma Bell
Born: 1893, Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand
Died: c.1953, ?New Plymouth, New Zealand

Leonora Agnes Bell
Born: 21 Apr 1895, Kaniri, Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand
Died: 16 Jul 1968, Westport, Buller, New Zealand
Buried: 18 Jul 1968, Westport, Buller, New Zealand

Margaret Ellen Bell
Born: 1897, Kumara, Westland, New Zealand
Died: 5 Aug 1932, Greymouth, New Zealand
Buried: 7 Aug 1932, Greymouth, New Zealand

Agnes Mary Lipscombe Bell
Born: 10 Jan 1901, Billy-goat Flat, Kumara, Westland, New Zealand
Died: 1 Sep 1989, Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried: 5 Sep 1989, Bromley, Christchurch, New Zealand

John Lipscombe
Born: 27 Apr 1840, Medstead, Hants, England
Christened: 3 May 1840, Medstead, Hants, England
Died: 3 Jun 1911, Carlton North, Vic, Australia
Buried: Coburg, Vic, Australia

Emma Isabella Stroud
Born: 12 Feb 1843, Port Lewis, Mauritius
Died: 1928, Carlton, Vic, Australia


Born: 31 Aug 1864, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants, England
Died: 30 Jul 1943, Lyttleton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried: 2 Aug 1943, Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand


A.Y. Bell

A.E. Lipscombe
Source: Birth - England & Wales Free BDM Birth Index: 1837-1983 [AL]. Death - Death certificate [GB].

Marriage source: Marriage certificate [GB].  

Story: Andrew Yuill Bell (1858 - 1928)

From Geoff Bell, added to this site 20 Jan 2009

The following was taken from the Grey River Argus, 24 October 1928:


Mr Andrew Bell, of Blaketown, was fatally injured at Ogilvie and Coy's sawmill at Gladstone Siding yesterday morning. Deceased, who was employed at the mill as a carpenter, failed to notice the approach of a mill locomotive while crossing the tramway, and he was knocked down by the locomotive. At the time of the accident Mr Bell was carrying a sheet of iron on his shoulder, and his view of the line was obstructed by a stack of timber in the mill yard. Both his legs were badly fractured and he also received injuries to his left arm. The injured man was placed on a stretcher and conveyed to the Grey River Hospital, but he died shortly after admission.

The late Mr Bell was 70 years of age and was well known and much respected throughout the district. He had been employed at Ogilvie's sawmill for the past 16 years. He is survived by his widow, two sons (Coll, of Nelson Creek, and Yuill, of Greymouth), and five daughters (Mrs Pepper, of Nelson Creek; Mrs Williams, of Westport; Mrs Lawrence, of Christchurch; Mrs Boyes, of Gisborne; and Miss Agnes Bell, of Greymouth).

An inquest will be held at Greymouth this morning.

(Note: Two sons are mentioned above. Yuill was Isabella's son and officially adopted by Andrew and Emma in 1923).

Story: Alice Emma Lipscombe (1864 - 1943)

From Geoff Bell, added to this site 20 Jan 2009

Andrew and Alice were married at the home of Alice's parents, John and Emma Lipscombe, and Alice's brother and sister, John and Agnes, were the witnesses.

Their first child, Coll, was born in Invercargill, but they soon moved to the goldfields of the West Coast, where the rest of their children were born. Andrew was a carpenter and worked on building various structures required for the day to day running of a goldfield.

In the early 1900's the family moved into Greymouth where Andrew took a job with Ogilvie and Company, sawmillers. The company also constructed movable houses, where Andrew was employed.

Alice was a successful business woman. She was a women's tailoress, manufactured clothing and had a shop in Albert Street, Greymouth. Her daughters worked in the business and the talent was passed down through the family. Even the grandchildren had a part in the business. Alf Boyes commented that he had to get on his hands and knees and pick up pins from between the floorboards.

Andrew was tragically killed on 23 of October, 1923. One quirk of fate happened when Andrew's accident was reported in the newspaper, the column next to the report had an advert for Alice's shop.

Alice Bell (nee Lipscombe), taken in the 1920s

Alice Bell (nee Lipscombe), taken in the 1920s

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