B. 8 Dec. 1844- Reading, Pa.
d. 9 June, 1917- Reading, Pa.
M. Margaret Ruth
b. 31 May, 1846
d. 9 June, 1924- Reading, Pa.
Father- William Arthur Wells - Manager a fire brick est. on Canal St.
b. 1810- Delaware
d. 14 Nov. 1855- Reading, Pa.
Mother- Lydia Moore- sister of Dr. William Moore of Womelsdorf, Pa.
b. 1817 reading, Pa.
d. 10 June, 1884- Reading, Pa.
Lived at 329 N. 2nd St. Reading, Pa.
Was a private 42nd Pa. "Co. C"
Was a Private 46th Pa. Vet. Vol. Co. "E"
Worked as a machinist with the P&RR Shops in Reading, Pa.
Buried at Charles Evans Cemetery.
Margaret was born 31 May, 1846, and died 6 January, 1924 at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lydia Mull wife of John Mull.
Margaret's maiden name was RUTH, and at the time of her death she was survived by 2 brothers, George W. Ruth, and Harry Ruth.
Margaret and William lived on 329 N. 2nd St. , and is buried at Charles Evans, Lot 127, Sec. B1.
William and Margaret Wells had the following children:
Lydia Wells Mull- 11/13/1867- July, 1955.
Dan R. Wells-09.12.1869-01/06/1949
Anna Wells -02/12/1873- 08/15/1873
William M. Wells -11/05/1875- 08/02/1942
Esther R. Wells-08/01/1877-08/17/1900
Dr. Margaret Wells-10/18/1879-09/?/1952
Taught in N.Y.C.
I don't have much information on Dan R. Wells, except for his wife's name and one child. Same for Dr. Margaret Wells. She never married, and
are all buried at Charles Evans with their parents.
Rebecca was born 5 October, 1838 at 6.53am. Baptized 03/13/ 1839 Christ Episcopal Church by R.U. Morgan. Married William H. Andrews 5 July, 1859, Died 9 /9/1860.
William H. Andrews was born c. 1837 and died at Antietam, Sharpsburg, Md., 09/17/1862.
He enlisted in the Pa. 1st Reg., Co. G mustered 04/20/1861, and the 128th Pa. Inf. Reg., mustered 08/13/1862.
This particular unit was very inexperienced when engaged in one of the most horrible battles of the Civil War. I did not know he was buried at Charles Evans until recently. I also think it is pretty amazing that his body was sent back to Reading after his death. The Wells' had hardly the money to get by, so maybe his family had something to do with it.
not been able to find information on the Andrews family. He and his family are all buried in the plot owned by Jacob Knabb, who was born 1818 and died 1889. His estate records contain 70 pages, so he must have been someone important. He is also the same age as William Moore Wells, and Rebecca Wells mother, Lydia Moore Wells(1817-1884), so they must have been friends.
Aug.,1943. My father always said he went to Germany at high school age to study music. When he returned he ended up in New York City where he was first cellist with Walter Dameroch in the New York Symphony. I don't have the dates.
He and his wife Virginia Eckelberry(from Ohio) moved to Columbus, Ohio c. 1921, where he taught music for private students, and at Ohio Wesleyan, Capital University, Otterbein, and Muskingum Colleges. My father William Moore Wells is their only child. It is thought that these pictures were taken in Germany.
After leaving N.Y.C. they moved to Columbus, Ohio where he completed school and started a medical practice in Newark, Ohio.
I was born 06/23/1950 in Newark, Ohio; and my son was born 07/14/1986 in
|Dr. William M. Wells|
Thomas and Esther had 8 children. Their births are all recorded in the bible. As follows.
Mary Moore- b. 15 March, 1809; d. 17 Sept., 1890. Never married. Lot13,M.Dr. Wm. Moore- b. 28 July, 1810; d. 23 May, 1872. Womelsdorf. 6 children.
George W. Moore - b.12 March, 1814; d. 21 January, 1887. 2 children. Lot13 Lydia Moore- b. 21 Feb. 1817; d. 13 June, 1884. (my GGGrandmother.)
Lot 13 Catherine Moore- b. 6 April, 1819, d. 17 June, 1894. Lot 13. John Moore- b. 4 Nov., 1821 d. bef. 1884--no other info. James Moore- b. 17 Jan., 1825; d. bef. 1884- no other info. Elizabeth(Lizzy) Ann Moore- b. 12 Nov. 1829; d. 25 Feb. 1886-m. David E.
Evans-b. 1814 in England, d. 5 Nov. 1881. 8 children.
Catherine Moore married Jacob Arnold on 03/22/1848, but died 03/22/1851. Pretty strange because Jacob was born 03/23.1820. He is buried at Zion Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery in Womelsdorf.
They lived in Womelsdorf at 436 S. 4th St. George was a brickmaker.
They had 2 sons: Thomas-b. c.1851, d. 12 Sept., 1857
William-b. ?. 1858,d. 21 March, 1890.
William Arthur was known as "Squire Wells", he was a pioneer in the manufacture of fire brick . His establishment was on Canal St., He also held the office of Justice of the Peace. His home was at 33 S. 4th St. (This information is from Lydias obituary pasted in the bible). Unfortunately I have no known pictures of these 2 that I know of, unless they are included in the unknowns.
Lydia Moore b. 21 Feb., 1817 d. 10 June 1884
Children:1. Olivia-b. 31 Mar., 1837- d. 9 Dec., 1859@4:00am
2. Rebecca- b. 5 Oct., 1838- d. 9 Sept., 1860-m. 5 July, 1859 to William H. Andrews.
3. Matthew Richards- b. 1June, 1840- d. 1 Oct., 1840
4. Stillborn son-1 Oct., 1841
5. Mary- 4 Aug., 1842- d. 18 Aug., 1859
6. William M. Wells- b. 8 Dec., 1844- d. 9 June, 1917.
7. Arthur Allston- b. 28 Dec., 1847- d. 11 Aug., 1918-m. Ellen McDonald Aug.1872.
8. James M.- b. 18 Oct., 1949- d. 28 Aug., 1876
9.Esther(Ettie)- b. 19 July, 1852- d. 31 Mar., 1870
10. Thomas McDowell- b. 18 Nov., 1854- d. 13 Feb.,1942. Worked at the Post Office.
The 8th child of Thomas and Esther Moore was Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ann, b. 12 Nov., 1829, and d. 25 Feb., 1886. She married David E. Evans, b. 1814 in England, and d. 5 Nov., 1881. They are buried at Charles Evans, Lot#10, Sec. N. I have no pictures of these markers, and there are 7 other Evans' buried with David and Elizabeth. They resided at 303 Chestnut St, Reading, Pa. David and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Mary E.-b. 1853-d.1880- Lived at 3d& Chestnut St.
2. Esther M. b. 1861-d. 1941
3. Rebecca A. b. 1862-d. 1942
4. William Moore-b. 1864-d. 1935 m. Laura-d. 1942
5. Kate Moore- b. 1866-d. 1899- Lived at 206 Douglas St.
6. Margaret(Maggie)- b. 1873-d. 1902- Lived at 206 Douglas St.
I don't know who Miranda James is, nor I cannot figure out who the man is unless it it either my GGrandfather William, or his brother James E. Wells (18 Oct., 1849- 28 Aug., 1876). If it was James in 1865
he would have been 16 years old, but his other brother Arthur Allston Wells joined when he was only 14, so it's possible. Their father(William Arthur Wells) died young, at 45 years, so the family was in need of
Lizzy was born 1849 and
died 1915. Her husband James was born 28 Sept. 1846 and died 2 April, 1894. Both are buried at Womelsdorf Zion Union Cemetery, Section 2, Row 11. James was a R.R. Station agent.