Martha Jane Wells1

F, #116763, b. 14 May 1863, d. 11 November 1927
  • Reference: W036
  • Birth*: 14 May 1863; Orange Co., Indiana, USAG1
  • Burial*: 11 November 1927; Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USAG; 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.
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    Martha's parents; On 3 Jan 1863, Andrew Wells married Sarah Wright in Orange Co IN., Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.

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    **Death Sarah Wright Wells
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    **Death Martha Jane Wells Allen 11 Nov 1927.
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    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.
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    (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, #116764, b. 27 August 1918, d. 2 September 1984
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 27 August 1918; Arkansas, USAG1
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1932; Groom=Arvin Wells
  • Death*: 2 September 1984
  • Burial*: 2 September 1984; Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USAG; 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, #116765, b. 6 September 1900, d. 21 April 1979
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 6 September 19001
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 6 September 1917; Lawrence Co., Illinois, USAG; 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, Lawrence Co., Illinois, USAG
  • 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, #116766, b. 1 February 1901
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Myra Wells1

F, #116767, b. 3 January 1903
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Beulah B Wells1

F, #116768, b. 25 June 1884, d. 15 December 1932
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 25 June 18841
  • Burial*: 15 December 1932; Pontiac, Livingston Co., Illinois, USAG; She is the daughter of Andrew Wells and Mary Garree. She married Arthur Barcrofft Cunliffe.
  • Death*: 15 December 1932
  • 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, #116769, 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, #116770, b. 5 May 1826, d. 5 April 1852
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: 27 August 1843; Mrs. Wells (Lykins)

Family: Joshua Kerr Wells b. 25 Sep 1821, d. 18 Mar 1878

Citations

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

Anna Maude Wells1

F, #116771, 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, #116772, b. 14 March 1875
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Wilma W Mc Kinney1

F, #116773, 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, #116774, b. June 1845, d. 1934
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: June 18451
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1896; Illinois, USA; Groom=William T Wells
  • Burial*: 1934; Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois, USAG; 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, #116775, b. 6 May 1833, d. 1892
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: 6 May 18331
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1861; Ohio, USA; Groom=William T Wells
  • Death*: 1892; Macon Co., Illinois, USAG
  • Burial*: 1892; Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois, USAG;

    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, #116776, b. 19 August 1880
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Ruth Belle Wells1

F, #116777, b. 1 May 1871
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Etta Stevens1

F, #116778, 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, #116779, 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, #116780, b. 25 January 1861
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Lillian C Wells1

F, #116781, b. 18 December 1849
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Kate R Wells1

F, #116782, b. 14 September 1860
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Blanche Cynthiana Murphy1

F, #116783, b. December 1871, d. 15 November 1951
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: 1906; Mrs. Wells (Murphy)

Family: Henry Harvey Wells b. 18 Feb 1855, d. 5 Feb 1935

Citations

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

Marguerite Wells1

F, #116784, b. 29 March 1886
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Mary Alice Wells1

F, #116785, b. 24 July 1900
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Luella Wells1

F, #116786, b. 26 December 1868
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Clementine Wells1

F, #116787, b. 19 November 1846, d. 1 April 1932
  • Reference: FAG
  • (Witness) Census: 1860; Madison Co., Illinois, USAG; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      James Wells
    Age:      48
    Birth Year:      abt 1812
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      Virginia
    Home in 1860:      Township 4 Range 7, Madison, Illinois
    Post Office:      Edwardsville
    Dwelling Number:      83
    Family Number:      83
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Personal Estate Value:      868
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    James Wells      48
    Mary Wells      45
    Madison Wells      21
    Thomas Wells      17
    Clementine Wells      13
    Perry Wells      11
    Louis Wells      9
    Daniel B Wells      4
    George W Wells      3; Head of Household=James M Wells
  • Name Variation: circa 1865; Mrs. Clementine Riggin (Wells); 1st marriage:
    John Wesley "Wes" Riggin (1835-1881).
  • Married Name: circa 1882; Mrs. Clementine Collins (Wells); 2nd husband
    William Collins

    1844–19171

Citations

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

Doris Wells1

F, #116788, b. 7 January 1895
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Madeline Wells1

F, #116789, b. 6 September 1895
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Sarah Elizabeth Wells1

F, #116790, b. January 1853
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Eva M Wells1

F, #116791, b. 20 September 1888
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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

Mary Belle Wells1

F, #116792, b. 4 November 1887
  • Reference: FAG

Citations

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