Prominent draft horse judge, importer and breeder.
1854-1912 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born in Bole, Nottinghamshire, England, Samuel Bell and his bother William immigrated to America as young men, settling in Wooster, Ohio.
They imported Shires and Belgian horses, and beginning in 1893, concentrated the Bell Brothers business on Percherons. Samuel Bell was on the board of directors of the American Shire Horse Association and president of the American Association of Importers and Breeders of Belgian Draft Horses.
He was a prominent judge, officiating at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. The latest record indicates Bell was still active in 1932.