Ernest Bell

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Ernest Bell
Ernest Thomas Bell - Queensland Politician.png
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Fassifern
In office
27 April 1913 – 2 May 1930
Preceded by Arnold Wienholt
Succeeded by Arnold Wienholt
Personal details
Born Ernest Thomas Bell
(1880-03-31)31 March 1880
Camboon, Queensland, Australia
Died 2 May 1930(1930-05-02) (aged 50)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party CPNP
Other political
Ministerialist, Liberal, National, Country Party, Queensland United Party
Spouse(s) Pauline Eva Taylor (m.1910 d.1970)
Occupation Pastoralist

Ernest Thomas Bell (31 March 1880 – 2 May 1930) was a Pastoralist and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]


Bell was born in Camboon, Queensland, to parents John Thomas Marsh Bell and his wife Gertrude Augusta (née Norton) and attended Toowoomba Grammar School and Ipswich Grammar School. When he left school he was the manager of Combargno Station, Roma.[1]

He was involved in many agricultural associations over the years including president of the Fassifern Agricultural and Pastoral Association and chairman of the Australian Meat Council.[1]

On the 17th August 1910, Bell married Pauline Eva Taylor[1] (died 1970)[2] in Brisbane and together had one son and three daughters. He died in office in May 1930[1] and his funeral proceeded from St John's Church of England Cathedral to the Toowong Cemetery.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Bell represented the state seat of Fassifern from 1913 until his death in 1930.[1] In that time he represented several parties that were opposed to the Labor Party.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Family history researchQueensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier (22,546). Queensland, Australia. 3 May 1930. p. 14. Retrieved 27 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ Deceased Search — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Arnold Wienholt
Member for Fassifern
Succeeded by
Arnold Wienholt