From Ketchikan Daily News, Thursday, March 17, 1977, page 3
Wilson Bell, Sr., died Wednesday
Wilson J. (Doc) Bell Sr., who was 86, died in Island View Manor Wednesday.He was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., Dec. 4, 1891.
Survivors include a son, Wilson Bell Jr., of Hoquiam, Wash., and a daughter, Geraldine Morrow, of Davenport, Iowa.
Funeral arrangement will be completed after the children arrive here Friday.
From Ketchikan Daily News, Friday, March 18, 1977, page 3
Services for Bell monday at 2 p.m.
Funeral services for Wilson J. (Doc) Bell will be held in First Methodist Church Monday, beginning at 2 p.m.The Rev. Max Cramer will conduct the services.Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.
Mr. Bell, who was 85, died in Ketchikan General Hospital Wednesday.
He was born in Fergus Falls, Minn., Dec. 4, 1891, and came to Ketchikan in 1923.He worked as a machinist for Northern Machine Works and Enterprise Machine Shop, and more recently was a commercial troller.He owned the boat Cupid.
He belonged to the First Methodist Church and the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a son, Wilson F. Bell, of Hoquiam, Wash.; and a daughter, Geraldine Morrow, of Davenport, Iowa, six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorials may be to the Ketchikan Children's Home, Box 6555.