William Robert Bell
William Robert Bell (28 May 1845 – 17 February 1913) was a militia officer, farmer, and businessman who was born in Brockville, Ontario.
Bells military history is connected with the Fenian raids of 1866 and 1870 where he achieved the rank of Major.
Bells most important contributions to history were in the field of agriculture. He was involved at one time in a large-scale agricultural operation, known as the Bell-Kelso Farm, and located in Minnesota. Building on that experience he began a model farm in what is now Indian Head, Saskatchewan. Started in 1882 and encompassing 55,000 acres, it was known as Bell Farm.
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- Saskatchewan and its People
- Manitoba Historical Society - William Robert Bell
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