|Giltner Gazette, Nov. 6, 1928|
Today, November 3 would be Martha Bell's 170th birthday. It might seem odd on her birth anniversary to post her obituary, but what's interesting here is that the next day is the anniversary of her death in 1928.
Martha was my Great Great Grandmother, Cicero ("C. C.") was my Great Grandfather. Mrs. C. A. Alcorn's name was Laura, but I wasn't named after her. The information here on John Bell was all I knew about him at that point, a clue to work on.
It takes a little bouncing around to read that third paragraph. Marie Dieckmann, one of the "quartette", later married Cicero's son Ben. More about Martha and her family in the next couple of weeks.