Soldier Dies of Smallpox in Philippines in 1899

(07/03/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/7/1899.

Henry Bell, who once lived in this county and was a brother to ex-Sheriff, John W. Bell, I.N., J.D. and M.H. Bell, died in the U.S. army, of small pox Jan. 11th, in the city of Manila, Philippine Islands.  He belonged to Co. C, 1st Colorado.  He was about 50 years old at the time of his death.