Isadore Gertrude Wells1

F, #115712, b. 26 June 1867
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Linna W Wells1

F, #115713, b. 16 September 1882
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Ruth E Wells1

F, #115714, b. 22 October 1893
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Caroline Palmeter1

F, #115715, b. 29 May 1808, d. 10 December 1851
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 29 May 18081
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 15 March 1843; Lake Co., Illinois, USA; Groom=George Wells
  • Death*: 10 December 1851
  • Burial*: 10 December 1851; Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; Caroline Palmeter was b. in Oneida Co., NY. She was the daughter of Ebenezer & Lois (Hollister) Palmeter.



    It is believed that Caroline married Benjamin Wheelock. (This is stated in the Hollister family book.
    He died or otherwise disappeared & we believe she then married George Wells, possibly as his 2nd wife, his 1st unknown, if there is one.

    Caroline is buried next to Edwin C. Wheelock. She is much too old to have been his sister.
    ---------------------
    There is a marriage license record for Caroline Whelock to George Wells in Lake Co., IL in 1843:
    WELLS, GEORGE WHELOCK, CAROLINE 1843-03-15 092M1870 LAKE
    They may have had a son, George A. Wells b. 1845.
    --------------------
    This statement is with the courtesy of Ted Wheelock:

    If I were a betting man, I'd say that Benjamin, who was a native of Massachusetts, was a grandson of Paul and Thankful (Rand) Wheelock. These families who originated in Massachusetts and then immigrated to Herkimer, NY are not well documented, but there are plenty of offsrping. If you have time and resources, I'd invest them on this line of descent. The only hesitation I have is that Eliza Copsey was born in England. There is an outside chance that this a new Wheelock branch from England or Canada, but unlikely.
    -------------------------
  • Name Variation: circa 1820; Mrs. Caroline Wheelock (Palmeter); Caroline is buried next to Edwin C. Wheelock.
  • Married Name: 15 March 1843; Mrs. Wells (Palmeter)

Family: George Wells b. c 1800

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Sarah Ethel Wells1

F, #115716, b. 18 May 1878, d. 16 August 1930
  • Reference: W002 ID999
  • Birth*: 18 May 1878; Wauconda, Lake Co., Illinois, USA
  • Burial*: 16 August 1930; Wauconda Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake Co., Illinois, USA
  • Death*: 16 August 1930; Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
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    Name:      Sadie E. Houghton
    [Sadie E. Welk]
    Birth Date:      18 May 1878
    Birth Place:      Wauconda, Lake, Ill
    Death Date:      16 Aug 1930
    Death Place:      Libertyville, Lake, Illinois
    Burial Date:      18 Aug 1930
    Burial Place:      Wauconda, Lake, Illinois
    Cemetery Name:      Wauconda
    Death Age:      52
    Occupation:      Housekeeper
    Race:      White
    Marital status:      M
    Gender:      Female
    Father Name:      James Welk
    Father Birth Place:      Wauconda, Lake, Ill.
    Mother Name:      Thirza Baseley
    Mother Birth Place:      Wauconda, Lake, Ill.
    Spouse Name:      Plutarch A. Houghton
    FHL Film Number:      1644136
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Fremont, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      James J. Wells
    [James Derwin Wells]
    Age:      26
    Birth Date:      Abt 1854
    Birthplace:      Illinois
    Home in 1880:      Fremont, Lake, Illinois, USA
    Dwelling Number:      49
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head of House:      Self (Head)
    Marital status:      Married
    Spouse's name:      Thirsey Wells
    Father's Birthplace:      New York
    Mother's Birthplace:      New York
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    James J. Wells      26
    Thirsey Wells      25
    Persey E. Wells      4
    Sarrah E. Wells      3; Head of Household=James Derwin Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 6 June 1900; Wheeling, Cook Co., Illinois, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census

    Name:      James Wells
    Age:      46
    Birth Date:      Jun 1853
    Birthplace:      Illinois
    Home in 1900:      Wheeling, Cook, Illinois
    Sheet Number:      6
    Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:      115
    Family Number:      119
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Relation to Head of House:      Head
    Marital status:      Married
    Spouse's name:      Dora Wells
    Marriage Year:      1900
    Father's Birthplace:      New York
    Mother's Birthplace:      New York
    Occupation:      Machinist
    Months Not Employed:      1
    Can Read:      Yes
    Can Write:      Yes
    House Owned or Rented:      R
    Farm or House:      H
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    James Wells      46
    Dora Wells      28
    Percy Wells      24
    Sadie Wells      22
    Frank Wells      19
    Robert D Wells      18
    Hattie Wells      15
    Marvin Wells      10
    Grace Wells      5
    Nela Wells      3
    Robbie Wells      5; Head of Household=James Derwin Wells

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Caroline Elizabeth Wells1

F, #115717, b. 19 December 1826, d. 16 October 1916
  • Reference: W002 ID502
  • Birth*: 19 December 1826; Glens Falls, Warren Co., New York, USA; parents b: Rhode Island per 1900 census1
  • Death*: 16 October 1916
  • Burial*: 16 October 1916; Fairfield Cemetery, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; From the Lake County Independent,
    16 April 1897:

    Ivanhoe
    Mr. Wells, of Chicago, is visiting his sister Mrs. Skinner.

    From the Lake County Independent,
    July 7, 1905:

    Ivanhoe
    Mrs. Caroline Skinner of Libertyville was the guest of her niece, Mrs. H. D. Wells a few days last week.

    From the Lake County Independent,
    20 July 1906:

    Ivanhoe
    Mrs. Caroline Skinner, of Libertyville, is spending a few days here with her nephew and neice, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wells.
  • Married Name: 14 September 1848; Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Skinner (Wells); Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920

    Name:      Caroline Wells
    Gender:      Female
    Marriage Date:      14 Sep 1848
    Marriage Place:      Lake, Illinois, USA
    Spouse Name:      William S Skinner
    Spouse Gender:      Male1
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1850; Ela, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Caroline Skinner
    Age:      23
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      New York
    Home in 1850:      Ela, Lake, Illinois, USA
    Gender:      Female
    Family Number:      152
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    William Skinner      27
    Caroline Skinner      23
    David R Skinner      1
    Alfred North      18
    George Lindlaman      18
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1860; Ela, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Caroline E Skinner
    Age:      35
    Birth Year:      abt 1825
    Gender:      Female
    Birth Place:      New York
    Home in 1860:      Ela, Lake, Illinois
    Post Office:      Gilmer
    Dwelling Number:      2372
    Family Number:      2342
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    W S Skinner      37
    Caroline E Skinner      35
    David R Skinner      10
    Wm H Skinner      4
    Sophia Groos      16
    Henry Placker      29
    Henry Rockhouse      21
    Gurtaer Hillman      33
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1870; Ela, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census

    Name:      E Caroline Skinner
    Age in 1870:      43
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      New York
    Dwelling Number:      110
    Home in 1870:      Ela, Lake, Illinois
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Female
    Inferred Spouse:      Wm S Skinner
    Inferred Children:      David R Skinner
    Wm H Skinner
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Wm S Skinner      47
    E Caroline Skinner      43
    David R Skinner      20
    Wm H Skinner      14
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1880; Ela, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1880 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Caroline Skinner
    Age:      53
    Birth Date:      Abt 1827
    Birthplace:      New York
    Home in 1880:      Ela, Lake, Illinois, USA
    House Number:      1
    Dwelling Number:      78
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Female
    Relation to Head of House:      Wife
    Marital status:      Married
    Spouse's name:      William S. Skinner
    Occupation:      Keeping House
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    William S. Skinner      58
    Caroline Skinner      53
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; Fremont, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1900 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Caroline Skinner
    Age:      72
    Birth Date:      Dec 1827
    Birthplace:      Illinois
    Home in 1900:      Fremont, Lake, Illinois
    Sheet Number:      10
    Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:      185
    Family Number:      187
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Female
    Relation to Head of House:      Wife
    Marital status:      Married
    Spouse's name:      William S Skinner
    Marriage Year:      1848
    Father's Birthplace:      Rhode Island
    Mother's Birthplace:      Rhode Island
    Mother: Number of Living Children:      1
    Mother: How Many Children:      3
    Can Read:      Yes
    Can Write:      Yes
    Can Speak English:      No
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    William S Skinner      77
    Caroline Skinner      72
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1910; Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois, USA; 1910 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Caroline Skinner
    Age in 1910:      83
    Birth Year:      abt 1827
    Birthplace:      New York
    Home in 1910:      Libertyville, Lake, Illinois
    Street:      First Street
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Female
    Relation to Head of House:      Mother-in-law
    Marital status:      Widowed
    Father's Birthplace:      Rhode Island
    Mother's Birthplace:      New York
    Native Tongue:      English
    Able to Read:      Yes
    Able to Write:      Yes
    Number of Children Born:      3
    Number of Children Living:      0
    Neighbors:      
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    James Davis      40
    Carrie Davis      37
    Dorothy H Davis      8
    Caroline Skinner      83

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Charlotte Wells1

F, #115718, b. 2 October 1839, d. 3 November 1935
  • Reference: FAG
  • Name Variation: circa 1860; Mrs. Charlotte Taylor (Wells);
    Spouse

    Photo
    Richard Taylor

    1835–1905

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Catherine Wells1

F, #115719, b. 10 March 1873, d. 4 July 1936
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 10 March 1873; Keokuk Co., Iowa, USA1
  • Burial*: 4 July 1936; Riverview Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle Co., Illinois, USA
  • Death*: 4 July 1936; Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947

    Name:      Catherine Pugh
    [Catherine Wells]
    Birth Date:      10 Mar 1873
    Birth Place:      Keokuk, Iowa
    Death Date:      4 Jul 1936
    Death Place:      Streator, La Salle, Illinois
    Burial Date:      7 Jul 1936
    Burial Place:      Streator, La Salle, Illinois
    Cemetery Name:      Riverview
    Death Age:      63
    Occupation:      Housewife
    Race:      White
    Marital status:      W
    Gender:      Female
    Residence:      Streator, La Salle, Illinois
    Father Name:      Fred Wells
    Mother Name:      Mary Davidson
    Spouse Name:      Richard Pugh
    FHL Film Number:      1766166
  • Married Name: 1892; Mrs. Catherine Pugh (Wells);
    Spouse

    Richard Pugh

    1853–1933 (m. 1892)1

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Maude Elizabeth Mae Wells1

F, #115720, b. 25 December 1878, d. 20 April 1905
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Bessie M Swinson1

F, #115721, b. 19 May 1903, d. 12 January 1999
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 19 May 19031
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1966; Groom=Everett Wells
  • Death*: 12 January 1999
  • Burial*: 12 January 1999; Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bridgeport, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USA; Bessie Land Wells, passed away in the Willow Manor Nursing Home, in Vincennes, Indiana, at the age of 95.

    She was the daughter of John and Deborra (Carr) Swinson. She married first Golden Land and married second Everett Wells, both preceding her in death.

    She did house cleaning; also worked at Teegarden Furniture, Suttle Equipment and as a salesperson at Woolworth in Lawrenceville. She was a member of First Christian Church of Bridgeport, the Eastern Star, VFW and American Legion.

    She was survived by a daughter, Garnet Scamehorn, Traverse City, MI., two sons, W.F. "Bill" Land, Flora, IL., and Lawrence Land, Vincennes, IN.; 13 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by two sons, two daughters and a brother.

    Funeral services were held on January 23, 1999.

    Sumner Press
  • Name Variation: circa 1920; Mrs. Bessie M Land (Swinson); Golden M. Land

    1892–1965
  • Married Name: circa 1966; Mrs. Wells (Swinson)

Family: Everett Wells b. c 1900, d. b 1999

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Martha Jane Wells1

F, #115722, b. 14 May 1863, d. 11 November 1927
  • Reference: W036
  • Birth*: 14 May 1863; Orange Co., Indiana, USA1
  • Burial*: 11 November 1927; Centerville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USA; Martha Jane Wells Allen 64, died 11 Nov 1927 in Allison Town, Lawrence Co IL., burial 13 Nov 1927 in Centerville Cemetery.

    She was born 14 May 1863 in Orange Co IN., daughter of Andrew J. Wells and Wright. She was married to Thomas J Allen, who survives. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947-FHL Film Number: 1614265.
    ***************

    Martha's parents; On 3 Jan 1863, Andrew Wells married Sarah Wright in Orange Co IN., Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.

    ****
    **Death Sarah Wright Wells
    ****

    Remarried on 16 Jul 1874, Andrew Wells remarried Margaret J Cook in Orange Co IN., Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.

    Family 15 Jun 1880 census Southeast, Orange Co IN., Andrew J. Wells 41, farming with wife Margaret J. Wells 40, house keeping, children; Martha J. Wells 17, assist house keeping, John W. Wells 8, Josephine Wells 5, step-children; Obediah A. Cook 10, Mary S. Cook 8 years.
    ****
    Martha's Husband, Thomas J Allem lived in same community as on 3 Jun 1880 census Southeast, Orance Co IN., Lewis W. Allen 39, farming with wife Dortha A. Allen 38, children; Sarah M. Allen 20, Thomas J. Allen 18, Mary E. Allen 16, William J. Allen 14, Alwilda M. Allen 11, James M. Allen 9, Josephus Allen 5, George W. Allen 3 years.
    ************************

    On 30 Dec 1880, Martha J Wells married Thomas J Allen in Orange Co IN., Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.



    In 1900 census Allison Twp Lawrence Co IL., Thomas J Allen 37, farmer with wife Martha Allen 36, married 19 years, having 8 children, 5 living; Charles A Allen 14, Josephine Allen 12, Orvel C Allen 9, Fern Allen 5, Father; Lewis W Allen 59, Widow.

    On 21 Apr 1910 census Lawrence twp Lawrence Co IL., Thomas Allen 47, farming with wife Martha Allen 47, married 28 year, having 9 children, 5 living; son Orvil Allen 19, lodger; Elma Lockhart 14 years.

    The 13 Jan 1920 census Allison twp Lawrence Co IL., Tom Allen 58, a Diger at Gravel Pit, with wife Myth Allen 57, keeping house.. Living next door son Charles, also working at the Gravel Pit.. wife Ann Allen.
    *****
    **Death Martha Jane Wells Allen 11 Nov 1927.
    *****

    In 1930 census Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co IL., Thomas Allen 68, Widow, living with daughter's family, Frank Robinson 50, with wife Ferne Robinson 36, Helen Taylor 18 years.

    The 3 Apr 1940 census Lawrencville, Lawrence Co IL., Thomas J. Allen 79, Widow, living with daughter's family; Frank Robinson 60. Fern Robinson 47 years.
    ************





    (Ann Govers)
  • Death*: 11 November 1927
  • Married Name: 30 December 1880; Mrs. Martha Jane Allen (Wells); Thomas J Allen1

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Flourean Denison1

F, #115723, b. 27 August 1918, d. 2 September 1984
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 27 August 1918; Arkansas, USA1
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1932; Groom=Arvin Wells
  • Death*: 2 September 1984
  • Burial*: 2 September 1984; Lawrenceville City Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USA; Flourean Wells passed away, in the United Methodist Village, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, at the age of 66.

    She was the daughter of Walter and Callie (Sanders) Denison.

    She had five sons, Arvin Jr. (deceased), Jim, Marvin, David and William Lee; a daughter, Linda Hawkins; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  • Married Name: circa 1932; Mrs. Wells (Denison)

Family: Arvin Wells b. 12 May 1912, d. 23 Jul 1945

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Effie Alice Frazier1

F, #115724, b. 6 September 1900, d. 21 April 1979
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 6 September 19001
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 6 September 1917; Lawrence Co., Illinois, USA; Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940

    Name:      Clarence Wells
    Gender:      Male
    Age:      22
    Birth Date:      abt 1895
    Marriage Date:      6 Sep 1917
    Marriage Place:      Lawrence, Illinois, USA
    Father:      Ralph Wells
    Mother:      Laura Childress
    Spouse:      Effie Frazier
    Film Number:      001311873; Groom=Sgt. Clarence Lloyd Wells
  • Death*: 21 April 1979
  • Burial*: 21 April 1979; Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USA
  • Married Name: 6 September 1917; Mrs. Wells (Frazier)

Family: Sgt. Clarence Lloyd Wells b. 6 Nov 1894, d. 5 Jul 1970

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Julia E Wells1

F, #115725, b. 1 February 1901
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Myra Wells1

F, #115726, b. 3 January 1903
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Beulah B Wells1

F, #115727, b. 25 June 1884, d. 15 December 1932
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1905; Mrs. Beulah B Cunliffe (Wells);
    Spouse

    Photo
    Arthur Barcrofft Cunliffe

    1877–1947
    1

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Dorothy Mae Collins1

F, #115728, b. 6 November 1921, d. 7 October 2007
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: 3 March 1937; Mrs. Wells (Collins)

Family: Howard Wells b. 10 May 1916, d. 26 Jan 1994

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Cassalender Lykins1

F, #115729, b. 5 May 1826, d. 5 April 1852
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 5 May 18261
  • Burial*: 5 April 1852; Turley Cemetery, Elkhart, Logan Co., Illinois, USA; #1 wife of Joshua Kerr Wells who married on 27 August 1843 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

    Children:

    William W.
    Temperance Margaret
    Wilson Jefferson
    Sarah Jane
  • Death*: 5 April 1852
  • Married Name: 27 August 1843; Mrs. Wells (Lykins)

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Anna Maude Wells1

F, #115730, b. 2 March 1890, d. 16 March 1967
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1910; Mrs. Anna Maude O'Brien (Wells);
    Spouse

    Photo
    Thomas Gerald O'Brien

    1883–1964
    1

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Rosa Viola Wells1

F, #115731, b. 14 March 1875
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Wilma W Mc Kinney1

F, #115732, b. 30 March 1918, d. 2009
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1935; Mrs. Wells (Mc Kinney)

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Elizabeth N Jack1

F, #115733, b. June 1845, d. 1934
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: June 18451
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1896; prob., Illinois, USA; Groom=William T Wells
  • Burial*: 1934; Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois, USA; Decatur Daily Review 12/8/1934

    Elizabeth N.Wells, one of the oldest survivors of Decatur's prominent old families died at 11 pm Friday in her home at 467 W.Prairie Ave. She was 89 last June. Death was caused by double pneumonia with which she became ill shortly after Thanksgiving. Because of her age, her physicians could see little hope of recovery when it was certain that she had pneumonia. She was unconscious for a day before her death.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday in the home, 467 W. Prairie Ave. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 2 pm Sunday.The body is at the Dawson and Wikoff funeral home.
    Two brothers preceded Mrs.Wells in death. John Jack died in 1931 in Chicago and S.S.Jack died in 1909 in Nova Scotia. Surviving are her sister,Mrs.Anna Roberts,Decatur,her brother, Frank Jack of Peoria.
    The following nieces and nephews: Francis and Edgar Jack, Phoenix, Ariz.and Attorney Thomas B.Jack and Dr.Cecil M. Jack, both of Decatur,children of the late S.S.Jack. Robert Sallie,William and Elizabeth Jack, all of Peoria,children of the late William Jack. Mrs.Arthur S. Dumont,Florida, Mrs.Robert P. Vail and Mrs. R.C. McMillen, Decatur and Tenbrook T. Roberts,Detroit, children of Mrs.Anna Roberts, Decatur. Mrs.Emily McDougal, Kenilwood Mrs.E.J.Brown,Decatur,William Jack,Peoria and Frank Jack, Florida, children of Frank Jack. General Frank P. Wells and Mrs.Dr.Milton Keely, both of Los Angeles,Calif are step children of Mrs. Wells.
    Mrs.Wells as a leader in Decatur's cultural and social life almost from the time she came her in 1869 at the age of 24. Her husband, W. T Wells was one of the founders of the Morehouse & Wells company and a business leader here for more than 35 years. Her father was a colonel in the Union army during he Civil war. Her grandfather was a solider in the Revolutionary war. She was a cousin of Mrs. William Howard Taft, wife of the late President of the United States.
    Mrs. Wells, the daughter of Colonel Joseph and Mrs. Hannah J. Herron Jack was born in June 1845 in the Jack house in Westmoreland county, Pa. The house was built in 1769 by her grandfather John Jack. In 1869 shortly after the Civil war, Colonel Jack sold his farm and moved with his family to Decatur.
    His wife, Mrs. Jack, a resident of Decatur for 41 years was almost 90 years old when she died Dec. 12, 1910 in Mrs.Wells home.
    Mr.and Mrs. Wells were married in Peoria, Feb. 14, 1896. Mr. Well was one of the founders of the Morehouse & Wells company which was organized about 70 years ago.
    Mr. Wells died March 1, 1898. Mrs. Wells had lived in her present home on W.Prairie Ave.for 30 years.
    For 47 years Mrs. Wells was an active member of the Decatur Art class and at various times served as president and vice president of that organization. This class which was the first women's organization in Decatur organized for the sole purpose of intellectual development, celebrated its 50th anniversary in January, 1930, in the home of Mrs. Wells who was president at that time. The Art class was organized in the home of Mrs. James Millikin in 1880. All of the charter members are now gone, the last to die having been Mrs.Ira Barnes. Mrs.Wells became a member of the class seven years after it organization. Among the years Mrs.Wells was serving as an officer in the class in 1900 when she was vice president, 1901 as president, 1915, vice president, 1920 president, 1930 vice president, 1931 president. Always interested in girls and women Mrs.Wells for many years in fact almost from its organization was a staunch supporter of the Young Woman's christian association. Ever since 1907 she had been a member of the board at the time of her death. Mrs.Wells also was active worker in the First Presbyterian church and she participated in many of its activities during her residence in December.

    Obituary furnished by Janet Donner

    Illinois death certificate

    Name: Elizabeth N. Wells
    [Elizabeth N. Jack]
    Birth Date: 7 Jun 1845
    Birth Place: Penn
    Death Date: 7 Dec 1934
    Death Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois
    Burial Date: 10 Dec 1934
    Burial Place: Decatur, Macon, Illinois
    Death Age: 89
    Occupation: Housewife-Own Home
    Race: White
    Marital Status: W
    Gender: Female
    Father Name: Joseph Jack
    Father Birth Place: Penn
    Mother Name: Hannah Jane Nicholls
    Mother Birth Place: Penn
    Spouse Name: Wm. T. Wells
    FHL Film Number: 1753854
  • Death*: 1934
  • Married Name: 1896; Mrs. Wells (Jack)

Family: William T Wells b. 31 May 1834, d. Mar 1898

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Helen E Parsons1

F, #115734, b. 6 May 1833, d. 1892
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 6 May 18331
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1861; prob., Ohio, USA; Groom=William T Wells
  • Death*: 1892; Macon Co., Illinois, USA
  • Burial*: 1892; Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois, USA;

    Decatur Herald 9/29/1892

    The announcement of the death of Mrs.W.T.Wells was received with feelings of deep sorrow by the circle of friends who have enjoyed her acquaintances for years past. The illness which resulted in her death was one that has fastened itself upon her years ago but was never pronounced or dangerous until a few days ago. Her death was caused by Brights disease. One day last week Mrs.Wells was taken ill but her ailment was not manifested as fatal one until Monday morning. From that time it was found that death had marked her as a victim. All that love and medical skill could do to avert the coming of the silent messenger availed naught. At 5 oclock last evening the sufferer peacefully passed to a future reward which she firmly believed and trusted would be hers.
    Mrs.Wells was born May 6, 1834, in Goshen, Mass.Her maiden name was Helen M. Parsons and she was married to Mr.Wells in this city on October 23, 1861. The husband and two children survive her. They are Major F.P.Wells and Mrs.M.R.Keeley of Dewight, Ill. A brother F. M. Parsons, of Hawkinsville,Ga. and a sister,Mrs.Stone of Goshen, Mass, survive her.
    Thus briefly are the recorded facts of her life told but they convey in no manner the history of a Christian life,a devoted wife and indulgent,mother. Those virtues are written on the hearts of those who knew and loved and esteemed her and the impress could not be made deeper by any word now spoken.
    In the home, the church and society she was the same earnest, devoted Christian woman. For years she has been a member of the First Presbyterian church and gave her time and means to its advancement. In all her professions of religion she was consistent, laboring for the upbuilding of religions in the belief that it was her duty and depending upon the fulfillment of the promises held out to her by the Master.
    Mrs.Wells was not a society woman in the strict sense of the word but she was what is far better and nobler, a home woman and it was in her home life that the sterling qualities of heart and mind shone forth the brightest. In her death society loses an example of exalted womanhood and those who knew her will deeply sympathize with her grief stricken husband and children.
    The funeral will probably be held Friday.

    Obituary furnished by Janet Donner
  • Married Name: 1861; Mrs. Wells (Parsons)

Family: William T Wells b. 31 May 1834, d. Mar 1898

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Mary Wells1

F, #115735, b. 19 August 1880
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Ruth Belle Wells1

F, #115736, b. 1 May 1871
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Etta Stevens1

F, #115737, b. 27 October 1870, d. 21 October 1944
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Wells (Stevens)

Family: John C Wells b. 29 Sep 1875, d. 27 Jul 1917

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Cellie Vetra Wells1

F, #115738, b. 5 December 1885, d. 16 March 1960
  • Reference: FAG
  • Name Variation: circa 1905; Mrs. Cellie Vetra Edwards (Wells);
    Spouse

    Photo
    Jacob Henry Edwards

    1876–1962

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Mary Matilda Wells1

F, #115739, b. 25 January 1861
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Lillian C Wells1

F, #115740, b. 18 December 1849
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.

Kate R Wells1

F, #115741, b. 14 September 1860
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.