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William Yancy Bell

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William Yancy Bell, American bishop.

Background

Bell, William Yancy was born on February 23, 1887 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Review John H. and Cordelia (McCoy) Bell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee, 1907. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1915. Bachelor of Divinity, Garrett Biblical Institute, 1915, Doctor of Divinity, 1930.

Doctor of Philosophy Yale, 1924.

Career

Ordained deacon Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, 1912, elder, 1915, bishop, 1938-1958. Senior bishop Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1958. Author: Al-Mutawwakili of As-Suyuti.

Address: 2304 N. Main St., South Boston, Va.

Connections

Married Annabelle Compton, 1913 (deceased).; married second, Ruby May Hall, 1948, children—Esther Mae, Beverly Annual. Children: William Yancy, Bernice M., Grace C.

father:
Review John H. Bell

mother:
Cordelia (McCoy) Bell

spouse:
Annabelle Compton

spouse:
Ruby May Hall

child:
Bernice M. Bell

child:
William Yancy Bell

child:
Grace C. Bell