Winnifred May Procunier 1895-1989
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 31 Aug 2001
Winnifred May Procunier, the daughter of Thomas Henry Procunier & Caroline May Buchner; married Guy Austin Bell on 20 Dec 1914. Winnifred was born 22 Feb 1895 in Garden City, Clark County, S. Dakota; died 17 Nov 1989 in Glendale, California.
Will Austin Bell 1915- married Ruth Ernestine Layton; Children: Jeanne May Bell 1953 & James Edward Bell 1955.
Jeanne married Raymond Allen Reid, three Children: Martin William Reid 1980; Lori Nichole Reid 1982 & Jamie Allen Reid 1984.
Allan Guy Bell 1922- married Barbara Eleanor Baird on 08 Apr 1961 in
La Crescenta, CA;
Children: Bruce Allen Bell 1963 & Gregory Scott Bell. Bruce married Wendy Joy Fritz,
had two Childen Justin Bruce Bell 1992 & Cody James Bell 1995. Gregory married
Linda Susanne Kubat 28 Aug 1993 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada (no issue)
Thomas Clare Bell 1926- married Clarice Smith;
Children: Jacqueline Bell 1951 married Timothy Nugent. children: Daniel Aaron Nugent 1976
Patricia Eileen Bell 1954 married George Ratcliff
Robert Thomas Bell 1958. married Kerry Zwart;
Children Austin James Bell 1990; Dustin Jay Bell 1991; Shane Michael Bell 1955 & Dane Hunter Bell 1996.
Email Barbara Bell
Source: Barbara (Baird) Bell, 1013 N. Glendale Avenue; Glendale CA 91206 818/241-8918
Allan's mother's personal Procunier Family moved to Seattle early in this century, and that she, her mother, father and five sisters lived there for many years. In fact Allan and his two brothers were born in Seattle, most of Winnie's sisters and their families lived there all during their adult lives. Winnifred Procunier met and married Allan's dad, Guy Austin Bell, in Seattle. His folks had migrated up there from Bennet, Nebraska about the same time the Procuniers had arrived there. Not sure exactly when this was. It was Guy, Allan's dad who left there and moved to Glendale, California back in the 30's because he hated that cold weather.
2/11/97 Winnie was a Pisces by birth, being born on Feb 22; She was literally an "Angel", at least in my eyes. She was really, the only person I have known that was really and truly CHRISTLIKE in CHARACTER AND PERSONALITY, AND IN THE WAYS THAT I AM SURE SHE THOUGHT AND ACTED MOST OF THE TIME DURING HER LIFE. And this is especially true since I FIRST KNEW HER. She was a METHODIST and had been all of her life, but never once did I ever hear her try to convert anyone to her way of thinking and worshipping and church going. NO, SHE LIVED AS SHE BELIEVED. SHE HAD THE FAITH THAT IS REQUIRED OF ANYONE WHO CAN TRULY BE CALLED CHRISTIAN, IN IT'S MOST SACRED SORT OF MEANING. HER CHRIST-LIKE GOODNESS, MANIFESTED ITSELF IN THE MANY WAYS SHE "SERVED" OTHERS, FROM THE MOST MUNDANE OF WAY, TO THE MORE SOUL-LIKE, SPIRITUAL WAY.
Allan said he never heard her gossip about or say bad things about anyone. He said that he never heard her say a swear word, (as he often hears me do);
He told me to tell you that just before he was to ship over seas, during WW2 he had come home on leave. On the very day, he had to be in uniform and go to the plane so as to fly back to base, and from there overseas, his mom, felt sad about his leaving BUT SHE TOLD HIM LATER TOO, THAT SHE KNEW INWARDLY, THAT HE WOULD RETURN HOME SAFELY. SHE HAD THE FAITH TO BELIEVE THIS AND OF COURSE HE DID. BEB
Main Source: Barbara (Baird) Bell
The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969.
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittian Bragunier Robinson 1969
First Reformed Church of Hagerstown Maryland church records on LDS micro-film
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1/23/97 email from Barbara Baird Bell
ALLAN'S MOTHER'S PROCUNIER FAMILY MOVED TO SEATTLE EARlY IN THIS CENTURY, AND THAT SHE, HER MOM, DAD, AND 5 SISTERS LIVED HERE FOR MANY YEARS. IN FACT, ALLAN AND HIS 2 BROTHERS WERE BORN IN SEATTLE, MOST OF WINNIE'S sisters and their families lived there all during their adult lives. Winnifred Procunier met and married Allan's dad, Guy Austin Bell, in Seattle. His folks had migrated up there from BENETT OR BENET, NEBRASKA ABOUT THE SAME TIME THE PROCUNIERS HAD ARRIVED THERE. NOT SURE EXACTLY WHEN THIS WAS.
IT WAS GUY, Allan's dad who left there and moved to Glendale back in the 30's because he hated that cold Seattle weather.