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Alden A. Bell
b.BET 1862 AND 1863
 
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Name Alden A. Bell
Gender Male
Birth[1] BET 1862 AND 1863
Reference Number? JWH #431

431.ALDEN A. BELL: (322 John) Born 1862 or 63; was for some time Judge of the Probate and Criminal Courts of Fort Worth, Texas, where he lived from 1900 to 1906. Upon returning to Virginia, he represented Culpeper in the Virginia House of Delegates from January 8, 1908, until March 27, 1908, and from January 12, to March 17, 1910, and from January 10, to March 15, 1912. He served four terms as mayor of Culpeper. When war was declared on Germany in 1917, he voluntarily enlisted as a private in the expeditionary army, but the recruiting officer declined to consider his application because of his age (55), and it was necessary to obtain a ruling from the U. S. War Department before he was allowed to go to camp. The War Department raised the age limit, in his case, so as to permit his enlistment, and he served at Verdun and in the Argonne with the 29th Division. While overseas, he lectured in Paris, London, Rome, and other cities.

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  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
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    431.ALDEN A. BELL: (322 John) Born 1862 or 63; was for some time Judge of the Probate and Criminal Courts of Fort Worth, Texas, where he lived from 1900 to 1906. Upon returning to Virginia, he represe nted Culpeper in the Virginia House of Delegates from January 8, 1908, until March 27, 1908, and from January 12, to March 17, 1910, and from January 10, to March 15, 1912. He served four terms as ma yor of Culpeper. When war was declared on Germany in 1917, he voluntarily enlisted as a private in the expeditionary army, but the recruiting officer declined to consider his application because of his age (55), an d it was necessary to obtain a ruling from the U. S. War Department before he was allowed to go to camp. The War Department raised the age limit, in his case, so as to permit his enlistment, and he se rved at Verdun and in the Argonne with the 29th Division. While overseas, he lectured in Paris, London, Rome, and other cities.