George H. Bell Grant County, New Mexico

George H. Bell, owning and controlling a ranch near Silver City, was born in Dayton, Ohio, October 4, 1858, and spent his boyhood days there and in London, Ohio. He came to New Mexico in 1880, and for a time conducted a saloon in Silver City, but about seven years ago purchased a cattle ranch and now has one of the finest ranching properties in this part of the country. It is stocked with a high grade of cattle and his annual sales reach a large figure. Moreover, he has contributed to the substantial improvement of Silver City through the, erection of two large business blocks, and he has been interested in mining to a greater or less extent during the entire period of his residence here.

Mr. Bell served as a member of the militia during the troubles with the Apache Indians. He has also taken an interest in politics as an advocate of the Democracy, and he belongs to Silver City Lodge No. 413. B. P. O. E.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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