- Birth*: James Ritchie Bell was born on 27 May 1857 at Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.1
- He was the son of James Ritchie Bell and Elizabeth Ross Walker.1
- [S56] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQLH-N79 : accessed 18 Aug 2012), James Ritchie Bell, 27 May 1857; citing reference , FHL microfilm 6035516.
James Ritchie Bell1
Mother*: Elizabeth Ross Walker1 b. c 1825