George Ridenour Sr.
Mary Starrett
Aaron Bell
Mary C. Ridenour
(Abt 1844-1886)
Irene May Bell


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1. Harvey Thomas McCoy

Irene May Bell 1 2

  • Born: 22 Nov 1875, Bourbon, Marshall, IN 1
  • Marriage (1): Harvey Thomas McCoy
  • Died: 11 Feb 1944, Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX at age 68 1 2
  • Buried: Walters, Cotton, OK, USA 1 2

   Another name for Irene was Serena May Bell.3

   FamilySearch ID: L5T6-81Y.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 3 Peter Beecher, carpenter, 49, was living with wife Elizabeth, 55; son George A., carpenter, 25; Frank J., laborer, 19; Emma A., 16. Also with them: niece Serena M. Bell, 5; and brothers-in-law William S. Ridenour, physician, 46, and James Ridenour, jeweler merchant, 39. Peter and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Frank, Emma, and Serena were born in Indiana. Everyone else was born in Ohio. Elizabeth, William and James Ridenour's father was from Maryland, their mother from Pennsylvania.

2. Kansas State census in 1885 in Arkansas City, Cowley, KS. 4 Peter Beecher, gardner, 53, was living with Elizabeth, 58; G. A. 29 carpenter; R. F., 22, stone man; Daughter, 20, miliner; S. M. Bill, 10, and W. S. Ridenaur, 50, vineyardist. Peter was born in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth and W.S. in Ohio. [The column to indicate where they were living before Kansas is blank.].

3. Cause of Death: coronary thrombosis, 11 Feb 1944, Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX. 1

4. Residence: on 11 Feb 1944 in Chattanooga, Comanche, OK, USA. 1

Irene married Harvey Thomas McCoy. (Harvey Thomas McCoy was born on 4 Jan 1876 in Walton Township, Sumner, KS, USA,5 died in 1962 5 and was buried in Walters, Cotton, OK, USA 5.)


1 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, (, Irene Bell Mccoy, 11 Feb 1944; citing certificate number 11017, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,703.

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3 1880 United States Census, Kansas, Cowley County, Arkansas City, Family History Library Film 1254377, NA Film Number T9-0377, Page 482C.

4, Kansas State Census (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Kansas, Cowley County, Creswell Township, Roll KS1885_28 Line 9 Family 100 Page H7.

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