Nancy Bell

Nancy Bell

Female 1861 - 1941  (80 years)

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  • Name Nancy Bell 
    Born 8 Feb 1861  Survey, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Nanny Binger 
    Died 2 Mar 1941  Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Contributed By stephensennab · 23 July 2014 · 0 Comments

      NANNIE BELL
      My Grandmother
      SHE WAS THE 8TH CHILD IN A FAMILY 0F 14 LIVING CHILDREN
      Born: 8 Feb. 1861 Survey,Iowa Co. WI
      Died: 2 March 1941 In Redfield ,SD in my mothers arms.
      She was the mother of 12 living children all born at home without a doctor,only a midwife. She never was in a hospital.

      Most of my memories of Grandma Nannie are after she made her home with us.

      When we lived in Tulare (after they moved into town) Grandpa would call my mother and frantically say; Nan is having a sinking spell. She would go down and settle her down then I had to spend the rest of the day as a go-fer. I never did know what the sinking spells were.

      I remember her English type of humor-she loved to tell jokes. Another nice thing about having grandma there I got to know many of my great aunts and uncles,who came to visit her. Conseqently I am sure that is when my interest in Family History was born. Aunt Sadie ,Aunt Etta and Uncle Will helped me with many records until they passed away. I remember Uncle Will and Aunt Sadie as very snappy dressers.

      The Christmas of l936, Orpha ,Olga and I were all pregnant in lieu of Darlys,Gary and Dona. We had Christmas dinner at Mothers in Redfield. Mother got a new toaster as a gift so Lucy& Nannie made toast...ate it ...minus dentures...then. proceeded to do a jig...the more we laughed,the harder they danced. We all tears of joy running down our cheeks. At the time My Nannie was 75, I am now 76.

      The day Launa was born she held her and said: oh what a beautiful baby-if I were younger I could adopt her.

      The last time I went from Salem,SD where Joe and I were living to visit on her 80th birthday, Launa was a year old and an armfull
      --she said ,Ruth she is too heavy for you to be carrying around, don’t raise a houseful of babies like I did,women are smarter today.

      When she was living with Mom in Redfield and Dona and I were living there too,that was before Joe and I were married, she used to call downstairs for Dona to bring her a spoon to take her medicine,Dona would take a big berry spoon and hold the small one behind her back---their little game.

      Grandma had long black hair,mixed with gray ones. Each night she would braid it and in the morning brush it and wear it in a bun,we used to think this was very tiring for her and tried to get her to cut it,.but she would say no,August liked it long. I had a dream one night about a month before she died,I saw her setting on the side of her bed and Grandpa was watching her, then he said, 'Nannie you never cut your hair" as he ran his hand over it, she smiled, then he arose to walk away and she said, "take me with you August", he said not yet Nannie not yet, then left.
      Why do we seem to lose those we love near our birthdays?
      She died the 2nd of March,5 days before Moms birthday---Joe died
      November 26th ;4 days before my birthday.

      From her obit it says her father and brother came to SD in 1882 to file a claim on land here. In the spring of l833 she followed them and in Oct. she was married to August Binger who had previously come west to homestead. They started their married life on his homestead one mile north of Tulare and remained there for 50 years when they retired and moved into Tulare.

      When grandma lived with us she had her own room with her furniture. She had a little wooden rocker she rocked In every day back and forth,back and forth,little small tap tap taps.

      -Ruth Bernice Wood (Dulany) [1]
    Person ID I195  Thorin Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 

    Father John Thomas Bell,   b. 2 Feb 1824, Freiston, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1892, Tulare, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Caroline Rule,   b. 20 Feb 1830, Barripper, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1895, Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1851  Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F407  Group Sheet

    Family August Binger,   b. 8 Feb 1861, Mecklenburg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1931, Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin August Binger,   b. 9 Aug 1884, Spink, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Binger,   b. Nov 1885, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lucy Mae Binger,   b. 7 Mar 1887, Tulare, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1969, Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Alice Binger,   b. Sep 1888, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alma Binger,   b. Apr 1890, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Clarence Binger,   b. May 1892, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Clyde Thomas Binger,   b. 1895, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1942, Spink, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     8. Mannie Binger,   b. 1895, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Belle N Binger,   b. 1897, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Callie Binger,   b. 1898, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Reuben Earl Binger,   b. 1901, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Harold Binger,   b. 1903, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Leigh Binger,   b. 1905, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S178] Nannie Bell (Written by her Granddaughter Ruth Dulany Wood), familysearch.org.