Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County--Billings McCormick, Alice. Dentists--Montana. Pilots and pilotage--Montana--Billings. Billings Logan International Airport (Mont.) Flight--History.
Came to Billings in 1903. Married Alice McCormick of Billings on January 17, 1905. Pilot of an early biplane in May of 1913- see Monoplanes with Cruising Speed, Billings Gazette, November 26, 1933, p. 8. Local dentist for over fifty years - See Local Dentist Was Among First Fliers, Billings Gazette, September 27, 1953, p. 31 J.K. Ralston painting, First Flight, depicting Bell's flight at Billings Logan Airport - See $600,000 Airline Terminal Ins Major Milestone, Billings Gazette, June 15, 1958, p. 28. See Montana and the Sky by Wiley and Pieces & Places of Billings History by Jensen. Member of the Billings Rotary Club, BPOE, and St. Patrick's Church. Members of The Early Birds, a pilot's association pre-1916. Died in November 1957 - See Prominent Local Dentist Dies, Billings Gazette, November 6, 1957, p. 1. He was survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Catherine Fowler of Washington, D.C., and a son, Dr. Norman J. Bell. Their son, Frank Bell Jr, died in 1918. Interred at Mountview Cemetery, 1957.
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