Morley Myers Bell

Morley Myers Bell

Served during the following dates: 1945-12-19;1955-05-25

BELL, Q.C., MORLEY MYERS, lawyer; b.14 January 1894 in Tryon, son of Donald Bell and Eva Myers; m. 21 June 1922 Floyde "Flora" Lena Robinson, and there were no children; United; d. 2 July 1976 in Summerside.
Bell, a Liberal, was first elected in a by-election held 19 December 1945 for 5lh Prince. He was re-elected in the general election of 1955. He was defeated in the general election of 1959. He was a member of the Summerside Town Council from 1940 to 1943.
He received his early education at Tryon Consolidated, and later attended Prince of Wales College. He served with the 10,h Overseas Battalion from 1918 until his discharge one year later. Bell articled at Bell and Tanton, under the supervision of his uncle John H. Bell*, who was premier from 1919 to 1923. Bell was admitted to the Bar in 1918 and later became a partner in his uncle's law firm. From 1926 to 1973, he practised law without a partner. In 1973, at the time of his retirement, Bell was the oldest practising member of the province's Law Society.
Bell involved himself in a number of community activities. He served as president of the Summerside Curling Club from 1949 to 1950. He was a trustee of the Prince County Hospital and served on its board for over 45 years. Bell was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Summerside YMCA, and served as president of the Summerside Rotary Club. In 1964 he was appointed to the National Library Advisory Committee by the federal Cabinet. Morley Bell died 2 July 1976.
Floyde "Flora" Bell, the daughter of G. W. Robinson of Summerside, died 20 April 1965.

References: CPC 1956; Elections PEI; Guardian 20 April 1965. 3 July 1976; PARO: RG 6.1 series 19 Bar Admittances; Bell Family File. Guide to abbreviations

Photograph courtesy of PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Reference Number Acc3177/191