Victor B. Bell, one of the founders of the Long-Bell Lumber Company, was born at Princeton, Mo., in 1857, removing to Kansas City in 1873. After graduating at the University of Missouri in 1873 Mr. Bell graduated at the Harvard law school in 1878.
Mr. Bell was connected with the old Kansas City Savings bank as cashier after his graduation. This bank is now the National Bank of Commerce of Kansas City, one of the city’s prominent financial institutions.
Mr. Bell became interested with R. A. Long in the lumber business in 1875 and is now a large stockholder in the Long-Bell Lumber Company. Aside from his interest in the lumber business Mr. Bell is the largest individual holder of Kansas City real estate.