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Alphonzo Edward Bell

real estate , farmer.

Alphonzo Edward Bell, American real estate, farmer. Member Phi Gamma Delta.


Bell, Alphonzo Edward was born on September 29, 1875 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of James George and Susan Abiah (Hollenbeck) Bell.


Graduate Occidental College Academy, 1891. Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College, 1895. Student San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1895-1897.


Now deceased), Minnewa Shoemaker (wife of Doctor Rex Lewis Ross), Alphonzo Edward. Began career as farmer, land developer and subdivider, near Santa Fe Springs, California. Then oil wells were developed on farm lands owned by him.

Organized Alphonzo E. Bell Corporation, 1922, and developed residential subdivision, Bel-Air, in West Los Angeles. Also subdivided other acreages between Bel-Air and Pacific Ocean. Interested in ranching, citrus and grape cultivation in Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California.

Has been interested in oil business throughout career, having substantial developments of crude oil in Santa Maria Valley. President Alphonzo E. Bell Corporation. Member of the board of trustees Occidental College, Church Federation of Los Angeles, member of the board of church extension, Los Angeles Presbytery.


Member Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Bel-Air Country, University, California (Los Angeles), Bel-Air Bay (Pacific Palisades).


Married Minnewa Shoemaker, December 25, 1902. Children: Elizabeth Hollenbeck (Mistress.

James George Bell

Susan Abiah (Hollenbeck) Bell

Minnewa Shoemaker

Elizabeth Hollenbeck (Mrs Bell