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Name: GRAHAME-BELL, William Henry 'Harry'

Nee: son of Lt.-Col. J.W. Bell

Birth Date: 1.9.1874 Queenstown, S. Africa

Death Date: 26.3.1957 Nairobi

First Date: 1907

Profession: Solicitor, coffee planter and nurseryman. Latterly built up an extensive business in horticulture at Limuru. He was a leading member of the Kenya Horticultural Society and introduced many of the plants and shrubs that beautifed the colony

Area: Closeburn, Kiambu

Married: In Rondebosch 1905 Ella Beatrix Featherstone Cronwright b. 1 Dec 1877 Grahamstown, d. 10.10.1951 Mombasa

Children: Margery Grahame (Lloyd) (1.11.1912 Kitisuru); Robert Grahame (6.3.1909 Kitisuru)

Book Reference: Hut, SE, Gazette, Red 19, Red 12,Gillett, SE, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Leader14, Barnes, Web, Bate

War Service: Boer War 1899-1901 - mentioned in dispatches

School: St. Andrew's College Grahamstown, Kelly College, Tavistock,

General Information:

SE - H. Graham Bell - Feb 1908
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Henry Graham Bell, Planter and General Farmer, Closeburn, PO Nairobi
Red Book 1919 - H. Grahame Bell - Settler - Closeburn, Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - H.C.G. Bell - Kyambu
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Beatrice Featherstone Bell, Married, Closeburn, Nairobi
KAD 1922 - H. Graham-Bell, Committee Member, Kiambu Association
Red 25 - Member of Council, The Coffee Planters' Union of Kenya & EA. Coffee Curer, Fruiterer and Fruit Grower
Red 25 - Solicitor and Coffee Planter; Boer War 1899-1901, medals and clasp, mentioned in despatches.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Kiambu - H. Grahame Bell, Closeburn, Nairobi
Mombasa Mbaraki cemetery - Mrs Beatrice Featherstone Bell, died 10 Aug 1951 age 73, European Hospital, Coronary Thrombosis
Bate - Owned a Bentley standard four and a half litre tourer.
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters List
St Andrew's College Records (Ancestry) son of Lt. Col. J.W.— V.D. C.M.G.; Left March 1891; Day. Form III–IV; Kelly Coll. Tavistock (Eng.) '91–'93; Mat. '95; Lawyer; Boer war Capt.; M. in D.; Attorney in Cape Colony '04 later also in Tvaal; to Kenya '07; since '09 developed Closeburn; Farmer and Coffee planter; Closeburn P.O. Box 906 Nairobi Collection:St. Andrews College RecordsSource:Register of St. Andrew's College Grahamstown Fourth Edition 1855 - 1959
FindaGrave William Henry Grahame “Harry” BELL BIRTH 1 Sep 1874 Queenstown, Chris Hani District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa DEATH 26 Mar 1957 (aged 82) Nairobi, Kenya BURIAL Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.  Inscription in fond memory of / William Henry Grahame Bell / "Harry" / 1st September 1874 - 26th March 1957


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