Joseph E Giroux

M, #76964, b. 22 July 1902, d. 11 April 1985
  • Reference: W999 ID580
  • Birth*: 22 July 1902; Gagetown, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1935; Bride=Mary Eliza Wells
  • (Witness) Burial*: 11 April 1985; Grand Blanc, Genesee Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: Apr. 20, 1916
    Michigan, USA
    Death: May 27, 1990
    Flint
    Genesee County
    Michigan, USA

    From The Flint Journal, Tues., May 29, 1990, Section C, page 5.
    Provided to me by raogk-genesee county michigan

    Giroux, Mary E. -- Age 74, died Sunday, May 27, 1990 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 31, 1990 at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta. Fr. Phillip Schweda officiating. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at Brown Funeral Home after 7 P.M. this evening. Scripture Service 7:30 P.M. Wednesday.
    She was a member of Freeman School Senior Citizens and Carman Ainsworth Senior Citizens Center.
    Surviving are 2 daughters and their husbands; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Annabelle Militzer and husband Charles of Toledo, Ohio, Lenora Teller of Caro, Michigan, Betty Mietz and husband Leo of Port Charlotte, Florida; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph in 1985.



    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Henry Wells (1874 - 1937)
    Lillie E. Byington Wells (1886 - 1954)

    Spouse:
    Joseph E. Giroux (1902 - 1985)


    Burial:
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Grand Blanc
    Genesee County
    Michigan, USA

    Created by: sec412
    Record added: Apr 11, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 88399251
  • (Deceased) Death*: 11 April 1985; Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan, USAG

Family: Mary Eliza Wells b. 20 Apr 1916, d. 27 May 1990

Robert Sherman Wells

M, #76965, b. 12 November 1918, d. 15 May 1978
  • Reference: W999 ID580
  • Birth*: 12 November 1918; Indianfields Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 May 1939; Lake Orion, Oakland Co., Michigan, USAG; 3 children born to marriage; Bride=Veronica May Lyman
  • (Deceased) Death*: 15 May 1978; Lapeer, Lapeer Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: Nov. 12, 1918
    Michigan, USA
    Death: May 15, 1978
    Lapeer County
    Michigan, USA

    From Mayville Monitor, published May 18, 1978:
    ROBERT SHERMAN WELLS
    1918 -1978
    Robert Sherman Wells, age 59, of Mayville, died suddenly Monday, May 15, at Lapeer County General Hospital.
    Robert Wells was born November 12, 1918 in Indianfields Twp., the son of Joseph H. and Lilly (Byington) Wells. He married Veronica May Lyman in Lake Orion on Nov. 23, 1939 and has always lived in this area. Mr. Wells was head custodian at the Mayville High School for 18 years and also at the Caro Regional Center. He was a former member of the Village Council, an inactive member of the Mayville Fire Department and a member of the Retired State Employees Association.
    He leaves his wife; two daughters; a son; 7 grandchildren and 5 sisters.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Blackmore and Tubbs Funeral Chapel. Rev. Donald Lichtenfelt of Disco United Methodist Church of Utica will officiate and burial will be at Dawn Memorial Estates Cemetery, Lapeer.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Henry Wells (1874 - 1937)
    Lillie E. Byington Wells (1886 - 1954)

    Spouse:
    Veronica May Lyman Wells (1919 - 2004)*

    *Calculated relationship


    Burial:
    Dawn Memorial Cemetery
    Lapeer
    Lapeer County
    Michigan, USA
    Plot: Hope 26; graves 1 & 2

    Created by: sec412
    Record added: Sep 06, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 76102824

Family: Veronica May Lyman b. 27 May 1919, d. 19 Nov 2004

Veronica May Lyman

F, #76966, b. 27 May 1919, d. 19 November 2004
  • Reference: W999 ID580
  • Married Name: 23 May 1939; Mrs. Wells (Lyman)

Family: Robert Sherman Wells b. 12 Nov 1918, d. 15 May 1978

Martha J Wells

F, #76967, b. 9 January 1856, d. 30 December 1930
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 29 October 1879; Mrs. Smith (Wells)

Family: Sylvester Larned Smith b. 27 Mar 1857, d. 21 Apr 1930

Sylvester Larned Smith

M, #76968, b. 27 March 1857, d. 21 April 1930
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 27 March 1857; Michigan, USAG
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 29 October 1879; Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; Bride=Martha J Wells
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 April 1930; Millington, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: Mar. 27, 1857
    Michigan, USA
    Death: Apr. 21, 1930
    Millington
    Tuscola County
    Michigan, USA

    Sylvester Larned Smith, son of David Smith and Catherine A. (__?__) Smith, was born 27 March 1857 in Michigan. He married Martha J. Wells, daughter of William Nelson Wells and Mary J. Thompson, on 29 October 1879. He died on 21 April 1930 in Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan.

    Children of Sylvester Larned Smith and Martha J. Wells include:
    i. Harry A. Smith.
    ii. Howard W. Smith.
    iii. Mable Carolyn Smith.
    iv. Blanche Smith.
    v. Howard Paul Smith.

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Martha J Wells Smith (1856 - 1930)

    Children:
    Howard Paul Smith (1899 - 1981)*

    *Calculated relationship


    Burial:
    Millington Cemetery
    Millington
    Tuscola County
    Michigan, USA

    Created by: Wendell Wilcox
    Record added: Mar 09, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 86474851

Family: Martha J Wells b. 9 Jan 1856, d. 30 Dec 1930

Harry O Wells

M, #76970, b. circa 1890
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Mattie I _____ b. c 1890

Mattie I _____

F, #76971, b. circa 1890
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: before 1914; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Harry O Wells b. c 1890

Bernice L Wells

F, #76972, b. 20 July 1915, d. 13 November 1915
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Birth*: 20 July 1915; Watertown Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG
  • (Deceased) Death*: 13 November 1915; Fostoria, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: Jul. 20, 1915
    Death: Nov. 13, 1915

    Daughter of Harry O. Wells and Mattie I. Wells

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Harry O Wells (1885 - 1921)


    Burial:
    Watertown Township Cemetery
    Fostoria
    Tuscola County
    Michigan, USA

    Created by: Veneita
    Record added: Jan 07, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 83108079

Blanche Wells

F, #76973, b. 1883, d. 1885
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Cecil C Wells

M, #76974, b. 28 August 1902, d. 10 August 1991
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Elkland, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1910 United States Federal Census
    about Syras Wells
    Name: Syras Wells
    [Syrus Wells]
    Age in 1910: 45
    Birth Year: abt 1865
    [1865]
    Birthplace: Canada
    [Canada English]
    Home in 1910: Elkland, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Immigration Year: 1880
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Rebacca Wells
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada
    [Canada English]
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Syras Wells 45
    Rebacca Wells 47
    Sibyl E Wells 18
    Laura L Wells 16
    Olin H Wells 13
    Ogle E Wells 10
    Cecil C Wells 7

    ; Head of Household=Isaiah Cyrus Edwin Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Kingston, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Cecil C Wells
    Name: Cecil C Wells
    Age: 17
    Birth Year: abt 1903
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Home in 1920: Kingston, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Name: Cyrus Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Canada
    Mother's Name: Rebecca Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Cyrus Wells 56
    Rebecca Wells 57
    Olin F Wells 23
    Ogle E Wells 20
    Cecil C Wells 17

    ; Head of Household=Isaiah Cyrus Edwin Wells

Nelson O Towner

M, #76976, b. circa 1890
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Lydia Rose Authier b. 19 Jan 1893

Ervin Robert Wells

M, #76977, b. 1 February 1918, d. 10 December 1999
  • Reference: W999 ID580
  • Birth*: 1 February 1918; Michigan, USA
  • (Deceased) Death*: 10 December 1999; Novi, Oakland Co., Michigan, USAG; Birth: Feb. 1, 1918, USA
    Death: Dec. 10, 1999
    Arizona, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Lydia Rose Authier Wells (1893 - 1981)

    Inscription:
    SGT US ARMY
    WORLD WAR II

    BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER


    Burial:
    Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    Novi
    Oakland County
    Michigan, USA
    Plot: Garden of the Apostles, Lot 2-D, Space 1

    Created by: sec412
    Record added: Feb 27, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85811655

Charles Henry Wells

M, #76978, b. 25 April 1856, d. 9 May 1921
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Watrousville, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age in 1860: 42
    Birth Year: abt 1818
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1860: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Watrousville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 42
    Deborah Wells 36
    Charlotte A Wells 13
    Laura I Wells 8
    Willey I Wells 5
    Charles H Wells 3

    ; Head of Household=Joseph Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age in 1870: 53
    Birth Year: abt 1817
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1870: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Denmark
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 53
    Debora Wells 46
    Charlotte Wells 23
    Laura J Wells 18
    Willie Wells 15
    Charles Wells 13
    Clara Wells 9

    ; Head of Household=Joseph Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 66
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1880: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Deborah Wells
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: Eng.
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 66
    Deborah Wells 55
    Charlotte Ann Wells 33
    Laura Jane Wells 28
    William J. Wells 25
    Charles H. Wells 23
    Clara E. Wells 19; Head of Household=Joseph Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Wells
    Name: Charles Wells
    [Charles Wills]
    Age: 43
    Birth Date: Apr 1859
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Home in 1900: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    [Tuscola]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Ida W Wells
    Marriage Year: 1888
    Years Married: 12
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: England
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Wells 43
    Ida W Wells 36
    Joseph S Wells 80; Head of Household=Joseph Samuel Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1920; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Charles H Wells
    Name: Charles H Wells
    [Charles H Wills]
    Age: 62
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Home in 1920: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Ida M Wells
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada
    Home Owned: Own
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Wells 62
    Ida M Wells 56
    Joseph S Wells 29

    ; Head of Household=Joseph Samuel Wells

Family: Ida Miriam Garner b. Jan 1864, d. May 1947

Deborah Haines

F, #76979, b. 1824, d. February 1900
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Family: Joseph Wells b. 1817, d. Apr 1901

Joseph Wells

M, #76980, b. 1817, d. April 1901
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Immigrant) Immigration*: 1836; New York City, New York Co., New York, USAG; New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Arrival Date: 1 Jun 1836
    Age: 20
    Gender: M (Male)
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Port of Departure: Liverpool
    Place of Origin: England
    Occupation: Farmer
    Destination: Michigan
    Ship: Ship Splendid
    Microfilm Serial Number: M237
    Microfilm Roll Number: 30
    List Number: 415
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Milford, Oakland Co., Michigan, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Deborah Wells
    Name: Deborah Wells
    Age: 24
    Birth Year: abt 1826
    Birthplace: Ce
    Home in 1850: Milford, Oakland, Michigan
    Gender: Female
    Family Number: 1567
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 30
    Deborah Wells 24
    Ann Wells 4

  • (Head of Household) Census*: 4 May 1856; Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; moved into house in Tuscola Co. after purchasing farm on Section 35 in 1854 and built a 'shanty'.
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1860; Watrousville, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age in 1860: 42
    Birth Year: abt 1818
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1860: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Watrousville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 42
    Deborah Wells 36
    Charlotte A Wells 13
    Laura I Wells 8
    Willey I Wells 5
    Charles H Wells 3

    ; Head of Household=William Joseph Wells, Head of Household=Charles Henry Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age in 1870: 53
    Birth Year: abt 1817
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1870: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Denmark
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 53
    Debora Wells 46
    Charlotte Wells 23
    Laura J Wells 18
    Willie Wells 15
    Charles Wells 13
    Clara Wells 9

    ; Head of Household=William Joseph Wells, Head of Household=Charles Henry Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Age: 66
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1880: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Deborah Wells
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: Eng.
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farmer
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 66
    Deborah Wells 55
    Charlotte Ann Wells 33
    Laura Jane Wells 28
    William J. Wells 25
    Charles H. Wells 23
    Clara E. Wells 19; Head of Household=William Joseph Wells, Head of Household=Charles Henry Wells
  • Note*: 1883; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; History of Tuscola and Bay Counties , page 110
    "Joseph Wells, a native of England, but an early settler of Tuscola County, was born in Lincolnshire in 1816. Came to America in 1836 and landed in New York, from whence he came to Michigan and located in Milford, Oakland County, where he worked by the month on a farm for seven years. He married Miss Deborah Haines, of Milford, formerly of Stanstead, Stanstead County, Ontario, October 30, 1843, and has nine children. After his marriage he worked at blacksmithing for several years, and in 1854 came to the township of Denmark andpurchased a farm on section 35. The first year he chopped five acres and the next year built a shanty, and moved into it May 4, 1856. He brought with him a year's provisions and a team, but in common with other early settlers suffered many privations and hardships."

Family: Deborah Haines b. 1824, d. Feb 1900

Lottie Ann Wells

F, #76981, b. 1847, d. January 1929
  • Reference: W999 ID999

Ida Miriam Garner1

F, #76982, b. January 1864, d. May 1947
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 1888; Mrs. Wells (Garner)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1930; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1930 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph S Wells
    Name: Joseph S Wells
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Grace E Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Michigan
    Mother's Name: Ida M Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph S Wells 39
    Grace E Wells 35
    Ruth A Wells 4
    [4 10/12]
    Florence M Wells 2
    [2 7/12]
    Charles J Wells 1
    Ida M Wells 67
    [69]; Head of Household=Joseph Samuel Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1940; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1940 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 49
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Citizenship: Naturalized
    Sheet Number: 12B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 242
    Occupation: Farmer
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2800
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 49
    Grace E Wells 45
    Ida M Wells 76 [mother]
    Ruth Wells 14
    Florance Wells 12
    Charles Wells 11

    ; Head of Household=Joseph Samuel Wells

Family: Charles Henry Wells b. 25 Apr 1856, d. 9 May 1921

Citations

  1. Daughter of Samuel Garner and Aunn Gaunt both of Lincolnshire, England.

Joseph Samuel Wells

M, #76983, b. 4 May 1890, d. 13 September 1970
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Wells
    Name: Charles Wells
    [Charles Wills]
    Age: 43
    Birth Date: Apr 1859
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Home in 1900: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    [Tuscola]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Ida W Wells
    Marriage Year: 1888
    Years Married: 12
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: England
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Wells 43
    Ida W Wells 36
    Joseph S Wells 80; Head of Household=Charles Henry Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1920; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1920 United States Federal Census
    about Charles H Wells
    Name: Charles H Wells
    [Charles H Wills]
    Age: 62
    Birth Year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Home in 1920: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Ida M Wells
    Father's Birthplace: England
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada
    Home Owned: Own
    Able to Read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles H Wells 62
    Ida M Wells 56
    Joseph S Wells 29

    ; Head of Household=Charles Henry Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1930; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1930 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph S Wells
    Name: Joseph S Wells
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1891
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Grace E Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Michigan
    Mother's Name: Ida M Wells
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph S Wells 39
    Grace E Wells 35
    Ruth A Wells 4
    [4 10/12]
    Florence M Wells 2
    [2 7/12]
    Charles J Wells 1
    Ida M Wells 67
    [69]; Head of Household=Charles J Wells, Head of Household=Ida Miriam Garner
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1940; Denmark, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1940 United States Federal Census
    about Joseph Wells
    Name: Joseph Wells
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 49
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Denmark, Tuscola, Michigan
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Citizenship: Naturalized
    Sheet Number: 12B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 242
    Occupation: Farmer
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2800
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 60
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Joseph Wells 49
    Grace E Wells 45
    Ida M Wells 76 [mother]
    Ruth Wells 14
    Florance Wells 12
    Charles Wells 11

    ; Head of Household=Charles J Wells, Head of Household=Ida Miriam Garner

Family: Grace Elizabeth Thurston b. 7 Mar 1895, d. 19 Jul 1972

Grace Elizabeth Thurston

F, #76984, b. 7 March 1895, d. 19 July 1972
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 10 October 1923; Mrs. Wells (Thurston)

Family: Joseph Samuel Wells b. 4 May 1890, d. 13 Sep 1970

Helen Wells

F, #76985, b. August 1894
  • Reference: W999 ID580
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Indianfields Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, USAG; 1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charlott Wells
    Name: Charlott Wells
    Age: 40
    Birth Date: Sep 1859
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1900: Indianfields, Tuscola, Michigan
    [Tuscola]
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Father's Birthplace: New York
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Mother: number of living children: 9
    Mother: How many children: 9
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charlott Wells 40
    Joseph Wells 21
    James Wells 20
    Oral Wells 16
    Jane Wells 14
    Elbe Wells 10
    Elmer Wells 8
    Helen Wells 5

    ; Head of Household=Charlotte L Snyder

William Wells

M, #76986, b. circa 1810, d. 1885
  • Reference: W001

Family: Elizabeth H Brown b. c 1810

Elizabeth H Brown

F, #76987, b. circa 1810
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1835; Mrs. Wells (Brown)

Family: William Wells b. c 1810, d. 1885

Joseph Wells

M, #76988, b. circa 1836
  • Reference: W001

Joseph A Wells

M, #76989, b. circa 1768, d. August 1832
  • Reference: W001

Family: Prudence Grannis b. 1773, d. 27 Aug 1856

Prudence Grannis

F, #76990, b. 1773, d. 27 August 1856
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: circa 1779; Mrs. Wells (Grannis)
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Jane S Wells
    Name: Jane S Wells
    Age: 31
    Birth Year: abt 1819
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1850: Buffalo Ward 2, Erie, New York
    Gender: Female
    Family Number: 536
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chandler J Wells 36
    Jane S Wells 31
    Elizabeth Wells 11
    Prudence Wells 77
    Louisa Zink 20

    ; Head of Household=Chandler Joseph Wells

Family: Joseph A Wells b. c 1768, d. Aug 1832

Chandler Joseph Wells

M, #76991, b. 10 June 1814, d. 4 February 1887
  • Reference: W001
  • Note*: Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; Chandler J. Wells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Chandler J. "Chan" Wells (1814–1887) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1866–1867. He was born in Utica, New York on June 10, 1814, where his mother had gone to recuperate, while Buffalo was being rebuilt after the December 1813 burning. Not long after that they returned to Buffalo. He became a joiner's apprentice and found employment with Benjamin Rathbun. On April 20, 1837, he married Susan Jane Wheeler. He then worked as a contractor and builder and at one time owned three saw-mills around western New York. Around 1857, Wells became interested in buildings grain elevators and constructed the "Wells Elevator," later known as the "Wheeler Elevator." He later constructed other grain elevators at Buffalo.[2]

    In 1854, Wells was elected to his first public office, as alderman for the second ward. He held that office continuously until 1859. He was elected mayor on November 7, 1865, as the Republican candidate. In September 1866, Mayor Wells received General Ulysses Grant, President Andrew Johnson, and members of his cabinet on their visit to Buffalo. The Fenian uprising also occurred during 1866, with thousands of Fenians gathering in Buffalo. He did not seek a second term in office.[2]

    After his term, in 1868, he was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners and oversaw construction of the water inlet pier in the Niagara River. In 1870, Wells began importing sand for paving and building purposes from property purchased at Point Abino on Lake Erie He died on February 4, 1887, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[2]
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Jane S Wells
    Name: Jane S Wells
    Age: 31
    Birth Year: abt 1819
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1850: Buffalo Ward 2, Erie, New York
    Gender: Female
    Family Number: 536
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chandler J Wells 36
    Jane S Wells 31
    Elizabeth Wells 11
    Prudence Wells 77
    Louisa Zink 20

    ; Head of Household=Prudence Grannis
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Susan Wells
    Name: Susan Wells
    Age in 1860: 39
    Birth Year: abt 1821
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1860: Buffalo Ward 2, Erie, New York
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Buffalo
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    C J Wells 45
    Jennie Wells 11
    Mary Ann Higgins 12
    Fanny Castillo 30
    Susan Wells 39

  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Chandler J Wells
    Name: Chandler J Wells
    Age in 1870: 55
    Birth Year: abt 1815
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1870: Buffalo Ward 4, Erie, New York
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Buffalo
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chandler J Wells 55
    Sarah J Wells 50
    Jennie Wells 20
    Libby Wells 13
    Fanny Costello 25
    Eliza Killian 21

  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census
    about Chandler J. Wells
    Name: Chandler J. Wells
    Age: 64
    Birth Year: abt 1816
    Birthplace: New York
    Home in 1880: Buffalo, Erie, New York
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Susan J. Wells
    Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Grain Merchant
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Chandler J. Wells 64
    Susan J. Wells 57
    Libbie Wells 22
    James A. Redfern 30
    Jennie Redfern 28
    Fannie Costello 48
    Margaret O'brien 30

Family: Susan Jane Wheeler b. 21 May 1818, d. 21 Oct 1892

Joseph Wells

M, #76992, b. circa 1780
  • Reference: W001

Aldrich Wells

M, #76993, b. 1802, d. 3 June 1849
  • Reference: W001

Family: Laura M Carl b. 1812, d. 1895

Maj. William Hamilton Wells

M, #76994, b. 12 November 1842, d. 14 July 1891
  • Reference: W001
  • Milit-Beg*: 13 September 1862; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; The Civil War broke out,
    and though at first compelled on account of his youth to be only
    a spectator of the great struggle, the patriotic fire burned so
    strongly in the veins of William H. Wells that he, when only
    nineteen years old, determined to enlist. Being under age, he
    was rejected as a private soldier, but his purpose was so reso-
    lute that his father and uncle. Chandler J. Wells, bought him a

    commission. September
    13, 1862, he was commis-
    sioned Second Lieutenant
    of Company D, 100th New
    York Volunteer Infantry.
    He served honorably until
    his discharge, but soon re-
    entered the army, enlist-
    ing as a private of Com-
    pany D, 74th Regiment
    (of Buffalo), N. G. N. Y.,
    in June of 1863. The fol-
    lowing month he was
    commissioned First Lieu-
    tenant of Company E,
    16th New York Cavalry.
    He received his discharge
    at Vienna, Va., June 21,
    1864. His retirement Avas
    the result of an injury to
    his spine from being thrown from his horse at Vienna, in July
    of 1863, and which was the ultimate cause of his death. He
    was ordered to the General Hospital from Fairfax Court House,
    October 16, 1863, and was later ordered to Washington, after
    which he resigned from the service in which he had made for
    himself an enviable record for bravery and fidelity in the cause
    of the Union
  • Milit-End*: 21 June 1864; Vienna, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USAG
  • Note*: 1906; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USAG; Memorial and family history of Erie County, New York", 1906-8 p219

    WILLIAM HAMILTON WELLS. The word "Patriotism" is
    written broadly on the record of the Wplls family, and as a
    soldier of the Union, the subject of this sketch fulfilled the best
    traditions of his race. As civilian, as well as soldier, he did his
    full duty, and when he passed away he left an honorable and
    untarnished name.

    The Wells family was prominent in England, and is one of
    the oldest and most distinguished in the history of Buffalo. Its
    first representative came to America about 1776, locating in
    New England. Joseph Wells came from the vicinity of Provi-
    dence, E. I., to Buffalo in 1800, and was a Major in the War of
    1812. To him and his wife. Prudence Grannis, were born eleven
    children, among whom were Chandler J. Wells, at one time
    Mayor of Buffalo, and one of its leading men, and William
    Wells. The oldest son of Joseph Wells, Aldrich Wells, was
    probably the first white male child born in Buffalo. William
    Wells, the father of the subject of this sketch, was the first
    man to operate a grain elevator in Buffalo. He was the owner
    of the steamer Caroline, which was destroyed by the British
    during the Patriot War.

    William Hamilton Wells was the third son of William Wells
    and Elizabeth H. (Brown), and was born in Buffalo November
    12, 1842. After receiving a common school education, he joined



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    his father in the elevator business. The Civil War broke out,
    and though at first compelled on account of his youth to be only
    a spectator of the great struggle, the patriotic fire burned so
    strongly in the veins of William H. Wells that he, when only
    nineteen years old, determined to enlist. Being under age, he
    was rejected as a private soldier, but his purpose was so reso-
    lute that his father and uncle. Chandler J. Wells, bought him a

    commission. September
    13, 1862, he was commis-
    sioned Second Lieutenant
    of Company D, 100th New
    York Volunteer Infantry.
    He served honorably until
    his discharge, but soon re-
    entered the army, enlist-
    ing as a private of Com-
    pany D, 74th Regiment
    (of Buffalo), N. G. N. Y.,
    in June of 1863. The fol-
    lowing month he was
    commissioned First Lieu-
    tenant of Company E,
    16th New York Cavalry.
    He received his discharge
    at Vienna, Va., June 21,
    1864. His retirement Avas
    the result of an injury to
    his spine from being thrown from his horse at Vienna, in July
    of 1863, and which was the ultimate cause of his death. He
    was ordered to the General Hospital from Fairfax Court House,
    October 16, 1863, and was later ordered to Washington, after
    which he resigned from the service in which he had made for
    himself an enviable record for bravery and fidelity in the cause
    of the Union.

    After returning from the war, Lieutenant Wells was for a
    time engaged in the book business at Erie, Pa.; later, at Buffalo,




    WILLIAM H. "WELLS.



    MEMORIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY. 221

    he was in the employ of the U. S. GoTernment, afterward for
    two or three years he had charge of harbor work at Little
    Sodus, on Lake Ontario, and Ashtabula, on Lake Erie, as
    Government inspector and engineer. After the death of his
    father in 1885 he returned to Buffalo to take charge of the
    business interests of the family. He remained a resident of
    Buffalo until his death, which occurred July 14, 1891.

    Before the war Mr. Wells served as Captain in the Spaulding
    Guards, a crack military organization in its day. He was a
    member of William Richardson Post, G. A. K., a 32d degree
    Mason, and a Knight Templar, and a member of the Buffalo
    Club. Mr. Wells was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
    and was a vestryman for a number of years. In politics he was
    a Republican, but although entitled to preferment because of
    his services as a soldier, he never sought or held public office.

    Mr. Wells was a man of attractive personality. Courage and
    cheerfulness were his most prominent characteristics.
    Although he never recovered from the injury which he received
    during his military service, and was always an invalid, he
    never complained, but bore his lot with fortitude. He was a
    man of high ideals of personal life and was greatly esteemed
    in the community in which he lived. As soldier and civilian he
    played his part with honor, and he died regretted by all who
    knew him.

    Mr. Wells married in 1866, Mary Hill of Erie, Pa., who alone
    survives him.

    THE LAUB FAMILY has for many years been identified
    with one of the greatest industries of Buffalo, the immense tan-
    nery of which George Laub's Sons are the proprietors, repre-
    senting the abilities and labors of three generations.

Family: Mary Hill b. c 1850, d. a 14 Jul 1891

Mary Hill

F, #76995, b. circa 1850, d. after 14 July 1891
  • Reference: W999 ID999
  • Married Name: 1866; Mrs. Wells (Hill)

Family: Maj. William Hamilton Wells b. 12 Nov 1842, d. 14 Jul 1891