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Fyffe, Fyfe, Bell in Canada, New York, Iowa, Missouri

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Fyffe, Fyfe, Bell in Canada, New York, Iowa, Missouri

Posted: 17 Sep 2007 2:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fyffe, Fyfe, Bell, Kinnear, Stewart, Easson, Richardson, Ludwig, Kennedy
I believe my Great Great Grandfather brought the name Fyffe here from Scotland. Grace Forbes Fyfe (b.1849) and Alexander Stewart Fyffe (b.1852) Dundee Scotland were brother and sister. Both were married in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1873 to Scottish partners, who both may have traveled with them to Canada from Scotland about 1872. Grace and Alexander’s parents were Alexander Fyfe (a sailor) and Jannet Stewart (b. 1827 in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland.) I know nothing of Alexander Fyfe senior. Alexander married first in 1873 to a Miss Jessie Kinnear, born 1850 Monikie, Scotland to William Kinnear and Ann Easson. Grace Fyfe married John Bell, born in 1850 Aberdine, Scotland to Peter Bell and Helen Crichton. Alexander and Jessie had one daughter Anna in 1874 and then Jessie was killed in a horse and buggy accident in 1879. Grace and John had several children (8) from 1876 to 1892 (in Canada), John, Edward, Robert, Alexander, Edward, Catherine, Florence, and Henry(?) They moved to New York about 1900 after John Bell Sr. died. Alexander moved to Michigan about 1881 with his daughter and remarried. His new wife was English, name of Nyda Kennedy (born 1861 Michigan) daughter of Benjamin and Jennie Kennedy. They moved to Illinois for a time and had Harry Alexander Fyffe (b.1883) and Alexander Stuart Fyffe (b. 1885). They moved to Des Moines, Iowa and had more children, Grace, Grace, Nyda, Nyda, and Jessie. One Grace and one Nyda survived. Grace married Alvia Richardson, and Nyda married Walter Ludwig. Alexander Stuart Fyffe and the Richardsons moved to California. Harry and Nyda Ludwig lived in Kansas City, Missouri. Alexander Stewart Fyffe died in 1904 in Des Moines. His family all moved to Kansas City, Missouri at that time. Nyda Kennedy lived until 1942. I have just begun studying the Grace Bell family of New York. Several sons were married but I have no information about spouses at this time. Written from memory so there might be some mistakes. I have more information, dates etc. Would love to hear from any relatives Fyffe, Bell?
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aquaman10 17 Sep 2007 8:22PM GMT 
lesleybrown81 21 Jan 2008 1:05PM GMT 
larrysback200... 22 Feb 2011 1:54AM GMT 
aquaman10 22 Feb 2011 2:07AM GMT 
aquaman10 22 Feb 2011 2:14AM GMT 
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