Alfred Bell was born to Samuel Bell and Carolina Oakley on 5 April 1872 in Cardiff, Wales. He immigrated to the United States in or around 1888. On 24 November 1894, he married Ella Clark in Tooele, Utah Territory. She died in 1936, after which he married Iona Hayslip. Bell was a mining engineer and moved to Eureka, California, in 1936. He died there on 3 May 1961.
 “Alfred Bell,” Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 1961, 2D; Albert Bell and Ella Clark, marriage license, 24 Nov. 1894, “Utah, Tooele County Records, 1855–1956,” database with images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q9-928K?i=499&cc=1992424&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQPQN-12D9.