Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Four Generation Detroit Home of the Bell and Smith Family
This home is located at 1140 Van Dyke, on the corner of Van Dyke and Agnes in Detroit, Michigan. (The address was 258 Van Dyke in an earlier numbering system.) The first of our ancestors to live in the home were Walter Jerome Bell and his wife, Minnie Ramme. Their youngest daughter, Carolyn owned the house after Walter died. The house was sub-divided into apartments for renters. Some of Carolyn's children lived in the apartments when they were married and starting families of their own.