Orlena E Wells

F, #34207, b. 22 July 1867, d. 19 April 1907
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • Birth*: 22 July 1867; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG
  • (Bride) Marriage: circa 1880; Groom=John T Springer
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 April 1907; Green Castle, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; Birth:      Jul. 22, 1867
    Death:      Apr. 19, 1907


    Family links:
    Children:
    Roma Lea Springer Ferguson (1888 - 1976)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Green Castle Cemetery
    Green Castle
    Sullivan County
    Missouri, USA
    Plot: 1313

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    Maintained by: Harvey Pearson
    Originally Created by: Marsha Sears (inactive)
    Record added: Oct 29, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 22555492
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1880; Mrs. Springer (Wells)
  • (Household Member) Census: June 1880; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     47
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1880:     Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Occupation:     Harness Maker
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and Dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     47
    Sarah Wells     33
    Orlena Wells     12
    John Wells     9
    Sarah Wells     7
    Nannie Wells     5
    Nettie Wells     3; Head of Household=John Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

John W Wells

M, #34208, b. April 1871
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: June 1880; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     47
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1880:     Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Occupation:     Harness Maker
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and Dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     47
    Sarah Wells     33
    Orlena Wells     12
    John Wells     9
    Sarah Wells     7
    Nannie Wells     5
    Nettie Wells     3; Head of Household=John Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Penn, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1900 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     68
    Birth Date:     Jan 1832
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1900:     Penn, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah C Wells
    Marriage Year:     1866
    Years Married:     34
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Occupation:     View on Image
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     68
    Sarah C Wells     53
    John Wells     29
    Benjamin Wells     14
    Curtis Wells     10; Head of Household=John Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Penn, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1910 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age in 1910:     77
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1910:     Penn, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Head
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah C Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     77
    Sarah C Wells     63
    John Wells Jr.     40; Head of Household=John Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Sarah Wells1,2

F, #34209, b. 1873
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: June 1880; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     47
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1880:     Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Occupation:     Harness Maker
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and Dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     47
    Sarah Wells     33
    Orlena Wells     12
    John Wells     9
    Sarah Wells     7
    Nannie Wells     5
    Nettie Wells     3; Head of Household=John Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Nannie Wells1,2

F, #34210, b. 1875
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: June 1880; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     47
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1880:     Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Occupation:     Harness Maker
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and Dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     47
    Sarah Wells     33
    Orlena Wells     12
    John Wells     9
    Sarah Wells     7
    Nannie Wells     5
    Nettie Wells     3; Head of Household=John Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Nettie Wells1,2

F, #34211, b. 1877
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: June 1880; Green Earth, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USAG; 1880 United States Federal Census about John Wells
    Name:     John Wells
    Age:     47
    Birth Year:     abt 1833
    Birthplace:     Ohio
    Home in 1880:     Green Earth, Sullivan, Missouri
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Sarah Wells
    Father's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Virginia
    Neighbors:      View others on page
    Occupation:     Harness Maker
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and Dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane:

    View image
    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Wells     47
    Sarah Wells     33
    Orlena Wells     12
    John Wells     9
    Sarah Wells     7
    Nannie Wells     5
    Nettie Wells     3; Head of Household=John Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Charles Edward Wells1

M, #34212, b. 22 September 1880, d. 28 November 1957
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher3
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1900; Delaware, Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charles E Wells
    Name: Charles E Wells
    Home in 1900: Delaware Ward 2, Delaware, Ohio
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: Sep
    1880
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Daisy V
    Marriage Year: 1898
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 2
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles E Wells 19
    Daisy V Wells 17
    Charles W Wells 2

    ; Household Member=Daisy V _____, Household Member=Charles W Wells

Family: Daisy V _____ b. Nov 1882

Citations

  1. Unknown author, FINDAGRAVE.COM, Record Type: CEMETERY.
  2. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Daisy V _____1,2

F, #34213, b. November 1882
  • Reference: W999 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1898; Mrs. Wells (_____)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Delaware, Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charles E Wells
    Name: Charles E Wells
    Home in 1900: Delaware Ward 2, Delaware, Ohio
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: Sep
    1880
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Daisy V
    Marriage Year: 1898
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 2
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles E Wells 19
    Daisy V Wells 17
    Charles W Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Charles Edward Wells

Family: Charles Edward Wells b. 22 Sep 1880, d. 28 Nov 1957

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Charles W Wells1,2

M, #34214, b. March 1898
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Delaware, Delaware Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Charles E Wells
    Name: Charles E Wells
    Home in 1900: Delaware Ward 2, Delaware, Ohio
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: Sep
    1880
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's name: Daisy V
    Marriage Year: 1898
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 2
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles E Wells 19
    Daisy V Wells 17
    Charles W Wells 2

    ; Head of Household=Charles Edward Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Anna M Wells1,2

F, #34215, b. 1904
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Edna Wells1,2

F, #34216, b. 1912
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Paul Wells1,2

M, #34217, b. 1914
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ruth Eleanor Wells1,2

F, #34218, b. 6 September 1917, d. 27 February 2001
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Margaret Wells1,2

F, #34219, b. 1847
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. Robert Franklin Welles, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID078C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:30:46.,_ID078 _Researcher.

George Wells1,2

M, #34220, b. February 1850
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Mary L Wells1,2

F, #34221, b. July 1854
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 1890; Mrs. Morrill (Wells)

Family: Harry D Morrill b. May 1854

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Paul Dodds Wells1

M, #34222, b. 14 August 1892
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher3
  • Milt-Event: 5 June 1917; Sandusky, Erie Co., Ohio, USAG; World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name: Paul Dodds Wells
    City: Not Stated
    County: Erie
    State: Ohio
    Birthplace: Ohio;United States of America
    Birth Date: 14 Aug 1892
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Roll: 1832194
    DraftBoard: 0
    wife and child
    buyer for Herb? & Myers Co, Sandusky
    addr: 131 Huntington Place, Sandusky, OH1

Citations

  1. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Name: Paul Dodds Wells
    City: Not Stated
    County: Erie
    State: Ohio
    Birthplace: Ohio;United States of America
    Birth Date: 14 Aug 1892
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Roll: 1832194
    DraftBoard: 0.

  2. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  3. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Carl D Baumgartner1,2

M, #34223, b. 1893
  • Reference: W999 ID150

Family: Minnie W Wells b. Oct 1882

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Alice H Wells1,2

F, #34224, b. circa 1903
  • Reference: W066 ID150

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Angelia Hoyt1,2

F, #34225, b. February 1854, d. 12 June 1931
  • Reference: W999 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID078 _Researcher2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Angeline Hoyt1,2
  • Married Name: 11 September 1877; Mrs. Wells (Hoyt)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; Jerome, Union Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Bruce Wells
    Name: Bruce Wells
    Home in 1880: Jerome, Union, Ohio
    Age: 25
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Angie
    Father's birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's birthplace: Ohio
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Stone Mason
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    House Number: 6009448
    Household Members: Name Age
    Bruce Wells 25
    Angie Wells 26

    ; Head of Household=Isaac Bruce Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Isaac B Wells
    Name: Isaac B Wells
    Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: Aug 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's Name: Angelia
    Marriage year: 1876
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 24
    Residence : Lorain City, Lorain, Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isaac B Wells 45
    Angelia Wells 46
    Adelia M Wells 19
    Hamer Wells 15
    Omay Wells 14

    ; Head of Household=Isaac Bruce Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Angelia Wells
    Name: Angelia Wells
    Age in 1910: 56
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
    Father's Birth Place: Ohio
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Home in 1910: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    J R Lewis 30
    Vadiles Lewis 29
    Carol Lewis 4
    Angelia Wells 56 , mother-in-law
    Oma Wells 23 , sister-in-law; Head of Household=John R Lewis
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about John R Lewis
    Name: John R Lewis
    [John R Lewie]
    Home in 1920: Elyria Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 40 years
    Estimated Birth Year: abt
    1880
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Vada
    Father's Birth Place: Wales
    Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 1068
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John R Lewis 40
    Vada Lewis 38
    Carol Lewis 14
    Gueraldine M Lewis 8
    Angelia Wills 65; Head of Household=John R Lewis
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about John R Lewis
    Name: John R Lewis
    Home in 1930: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio
    View Map
    Age: 50
    Estimated Birth Year: abt
    1880
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Vadelia M
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John R Lewis 50
    Vadelia M Lewis 49
    Leand A Weichel 26
    Carol A Weichel 24
    Angelia Wells 76; Head of Household=John R Lewis

Family: Isaac Bruce Wells b. 18 Aug 1854, d. 4 Oct 1918

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Vadilea M Wells

F, #34226, b. June 1881
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Name Variation: Adelia M Wells
  • Name Variation: Vada Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Isaac B Wells
    Name: Isaac B Wells
    Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: Aug 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's Name: Angelia
    Marriage year: 1876
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 24
    Residence : Lorain City, Lorain, Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isaac B Wells 45
    Angelia Wells 46
    Adelia M Wells 19
    Hamer Wells 15
    Omay Wells 14

    ; Head of Household=Isaac Bruce Wells
  • Married Name: 1902; Mrs. Lewis (Wells)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Angelia Wells
    Name: Angelia Wells
    Age in 1910: 56
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
    Father's Birth Place: Ohio
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Home in 1910: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    J R Lewis 30
    Vadiles Lewis 29
    Carol Lewis 4
    Angelia Wells 56 , mother-in-law
    Oma Wells 23 , sister-in-law; Head of Household=John R Lewis
  • (Household Member) Census: 1920; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about John R Lewis
    Name: John R Lewis
    [John R Lewie]
    Home in 1920: Elyria Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 40 years
    Estimated Birth Year: abt
    1880
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Vada
    Father's Birth Place: Wales
    Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 1068
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John R Lewis 40
    Vada Lewis 38
    Carol Lewis 14
    Gueraldine M Lewis 8
    Angelia Wills 65; Head of Household=John R Lewis
  • (Household Member) Census: 1930; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about John R Lewis
    Name: John R Lewis
    Home in 1930: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio
    View Map
    Age: 50
    Estimated Birth Year: abt
    1880
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Vadelia M
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John R Lewis 50
    Vadelia M Lewis 49
    Leand A Weichel 26
    Carol A Weichel 24
    Angelia Wells 76; Head of Household=John R Lewis

Family: John R Lewis b. 1880

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Hammer Wells

M, #34227, b. August 1884, d. 1906
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Isaac B Wells
    Name: Isaac B Wells
    Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: Aug 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's Name: Angelia
    Marriage year: 1876
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 24
    Residence : Lorain City, Lorain, Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isaac B Wells 45
    Angelia Wells 46
    Adelia M Wells 19
    Hamer Wells 15
    Omay Wells 14

    ; Head of Household=Isaac Bruce Wells

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Ona Wells

F, #34228, b. April 1886, d. 1912
  • Reference: W066 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; Lorain, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Isaac B Wells
    Name: Isaac B Wells
    Home in 1900: Lorain Ward 3, Lorain, Ohio
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: Aug 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
    Spouse's Name: Angelia
    Marriage year: 1876
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 24
    Residence : Lorain City, Lorain, Ohio
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isaac B Wells 45
    Angelia Wells 46
    Adelia M Wells 19
    Hamer Wells 15
    Omay Wells 14

    ; Head of Household=Isaac Bruce Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1910; Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio, USAG;
    1910 United States Federal Census
    about Angelia Wells
    Name: Angelia Wells
    Age in 1910: 56
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
    Father's Birth Place: Ohio
    Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
    Home in 1910: Elyria, Lorain, Ohio
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    J R Lewis 30
    Vadiles Lewis 29
    Carol Lewis 4
    Angelia Wells 56 , mother-in-law
    Oma Wells 23 , sister-in-law; Head of Household=John R Lewis

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Etta Wood1,2

F, #34229, b. circa 1870
  • Reference: W999 ID150
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: Researcher=_ID150 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: 22 April 1888; Mrs. Wells (Wood)

Family: Edgar Wells b. 24 Sep 1862, d. 22 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. Evans Wells, 2036 Forest Dr, Inverness, FL 34453 as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID150C~1.GED and imported on 05/05/2008 at 22:35:29.,_ID150 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

_ID012 _Researcher1

M, #34230
  • Reference: W243 ID012

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

_ID012 B243 _W2431

M, #34231, b. 012
  • Reference: W243 ID012
  • Birth*: 0121

Family:

Citations

  1. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Charles H March1,2

M, #34232, b. October 1870
  • Reference: W999 ID012

Family: Amy A Wells b. 1878, d. 27 Nov 1943

Citations

  1. Peter F. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID012.GED and imported on 04/26/2008 at 05:19:29.,_ID012 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

James Ogden Wells1,2

M, #34233, b. 9 November 1876, d. 16 December 1928
  • Reference: W243 ID012
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: pfwells_AT_worldpath.net; Researcher=_ID012 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about A. W Wells
    Name: A. W Wells
    Home in 1880: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Age: 39
    Estimated birth year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ontario
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Malvina
    Father's birthplace: Ontario
    Mother's birthplace: Ontario
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Manu. Baskets & Boxes
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

    :

    :

    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    A. W Wells 39
    Malvina Wells 34
    Cornelia E Wells 9
    James O Wells 3
    Clara C Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Abel Waters Wells
  • Milit-Beg*: 4 May 1898; Washington, Independent City, District of Columbia, USAG; Age 21 6/12 years, height 5 feet 9 1/2 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair brown; student from St. Joseph MI, parent A. W. Wells.4,1,2
  • Note: circa July 1898; Type: Milit-hist The military record shows that J. O. was sick in line of duty May 15 to 29, and July 20 to Aug. 14 1898.5,1,2
  • Milit-End: 15 September 1898; Suffolk Co. (Long Island), New York, USAG; Discharged 27 August by order of Asst. Adj. Gen'l. Character excellent.6,1,2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1900; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Abel W Wells
    Name: Abel W Wells
    Home in 1900: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Age: 59
    Birth Date: Sep 1840
    Birthplace: Canada Eng
    [Canada English]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Immigration Year:
    1860
    [1865]
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Canada Eng
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada Eng
    Spouse's name: Melvina B
    Marriage Year: 1869
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 31
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Abel W Wells 59
    Melvina B Wells 55
    J Ogden Wells 23
    Clara Wells 21
    Helga Anderson 24

    ; Head of Household=Abel Waters Wells
  • Graduation*: 1901; Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USAG; entered the University in 1896 (Harvard Alumni directory)1,2

Family 1: Fana 'Fannie' Bosch b. 23 Oct 1880

Family 2:

Citations

  1. Peter F. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID012.GED and imported on 04/26/2008 at 05:19:29.,_ID012 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.
  3. An announcement of, or invitation to, the event., Copy of wedding announcement.
  4. Compiled military service record of James Ogden Wells, Record Type: NARA web site image, Subject: James Ogden Wells, Photographer: unknown, Url: www.nara.gov/genealogy/, File Name: Rough Riders records, Detachment muster-in rule.
  5. Compiled military service record of James Ogden Wells, Record Type: NARA web site image, Subject: James Ogden Wells, Photographer: unknown, Url: www.nara.gov/genealogy/, File Name: Rough Riders records, Company muster-out roll..
  6. Compiled military service record of James Ogden Wells, Record Type: NARA web site image, Subject: James Ogden Wells, Photographer: unknown, Url: www.nara.gov/genealogy/, File Name: Rough Riders records, Company muster roll..

Marion Louise Wells1,2

F, #34234, b. 28 November 1911, d. 22 July 1957
  • Reference: W243 ID012
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: pfwells_AT_worldpath.net; Researcher=_ID012 _Researcher2
  • Married Name: circa 1939; Mrs. Crane (Wells)

Citations

  1. Peter F. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID012.GED and imported on 04/26/2008 at 05:19:29.,_ID012 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Abel Waters Wells1,2

M, #34235, b. 6 September 1840, d. 22 October 1912
  • Reference: W243 ID012
  • Birth*: 6 September 1840; Longueuil, Quebec, CanadaG1,2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 28 January 1869; L'Orignal, Prescot Co., Ontario, CanadaG; Bride=Melvina B Gates1,2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 22 October 1912; Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, USAG; ABEL W. WELLS ST JOSEPH'S LEADING CITIZEN DIES QUITE SUDDENLY FOLLOWING OPERATION. WAS UP-BUILDER OF CITY Held Place in Foremost Ranks of Western Michigan's Business Men- Headed Bank and Manufacturing. A.W. Wells, one of St. Joseph's first citizens died suddenly in the Kellogg sanitarium at Battle Creek Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 22, 1912. News of his demise came as a great shock Wednesday to people of this city only a small number of whom had known that he had been a patient in the hospital and had submitted to a delicate operation for bladder trouble. Mr. Wells accompanied by his wife went to Battle Creek about three weeks ago to take a rest more than anything else. While there he underwent a careful examination by specialists and was advised to go on the operating table for relief from prostatic trouble. Dr. Kellogg who advised the operation and who performed It, stated to Mr. Wells and members of his family that while there was no immediate danger of death, a successful operation would have the effect of prolonging the life of the patient. Operation Pronounced Successful. With the courage and optimism that has characterized his life, Mr. Wells gave his consent and was operated upon Thursday, Oct. 17. From a surgical standpoint the operation was pronounced a complete success. The dangerous condition was relieved and Mr. Wells otherwise in excellent physical condition was rallying rapidly. Dr. Kellogg gave as his opinion that he would soon be able to sit up. Sunday night the patient was attacked with nausea but at that time It was thought that it was an after effect of the anaesthetic and no anxiety was felt because of this symptom. Monday morning, however, Mr. Wells began to sink gradually and in spite of the best medical attention that could be given him, passed away peacefully during Tuesday evening. Members of the family in this city had believed that Mr. Wells was on the road to recovery. The first advices that his condition was dangerous came from Mrs. Wells to her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. 0. Wells, stating that there was some doubt if her husband would return alive to St. Joseph. A few hQurs later came the telegram announcing his death. Await Return of Son. The affection which caused the death of Mr. Wells was identical with that which proved fatal to Hon. L. 0. Fyfe. J. Ogden Wells, the only son, left this city last Monday far Philadelphia and his arrival in Battle Creek was awaited before arrangements were made for bringing the remains to this city. One of City's Upbuilders. Mr. Wells was one of the upbuilders of St. Joseph and one of the leading business men of western Michigan. His interests extended to every part of the country but he was always loyal to his home city and spent a greater part of the year here living simply in his comfortable home on Lake boulevard. He will be missed probably more than any other, man who could have passed out of the commercial life of St. Joseph at this time. He will ever be remembered for his kindly spirit and the generous interest he tGok in the affairs of all. classes who surrounded him in his business enterprises. Mr. Wells was president of the Cooper, Wells . & Co., of the largest hosiery manufacturing plants in the country, of the Union Banking company of this city, of the Wells-Higman Co. of this city and Traverse City and was a director in fruit package manufacturing companies at Greenfield, and Memphis, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Miss.: Fort Valley, and Macon, Ga.; Crystal Springs, Ala., and Tyler, Tex. In many of these companies he was associated with A. D. Kent of this city and H. C. Ward of Greenfield. Tenn. He' was also an extensive holder of real estate. Was Born in Canada. Abel W. Wells was born in Ontario, Prescott county, Can., Sept. 6, 1840, and was 72 years old at the time of his death. His parents, A. W. and Hannah Wells, were also born in Canada. His father was a merchant and later came to the United States and died in Minnesota. Attending the public schools until he was 18 years old, Mr. Wells then entered the employ of his father. Stories of the opportunities open to young men brought him into Michigan and in 1866 he obtained employment in the sawmills of Muskegon. Later he went to Belle Plaine, Minn., and from there up to the headwaters of the Mississippi. Came to St. Joseph in 1868. In 1868 he visited St. Joseph and was so favorably impressed that he decided to remain here. A short time later he formed a partnership with W. W. Wilcox and H. C. Ward under the title of A. W. Wells & Co. and engaged In the manufacture of berry boxes. This laid the foundation of his success In business. The industry grew by leaps and bounds and Mr..Wells gradually extended his interests until he was in control of a large number of fruit package factories. The St. Joseph company later developed into the Wells-Higman company.. Mr. Wells has always been active In the affairs of this company. Heads Union Bank. The Union Banking company was organized in 1883 and Mr. Wells aided in the enterprise. In March, 1893, he was made president of the institution and in that capacity saw the institution grow to one of the most substantial in the smaller cities of the state. A new era recently opened for the bank when it removed to magnificent quarters in its new building. Brings Knitting Factory to City. Since 1879 Mr. Wells has been identified with the Cooper, Wells & Co., whose products are known the world over. He has been president of the company since 1895. The establishment of the factory in this city was very largely the result of the enterprise of the St. Joseph Improvement and Benefit association of which Mr. Wells was the first president, at the formation of the association in 1877. On the burning of the Wooleu mills In Niles, the company was induced to come to this city. It was later reorganized and Mr. Wells became identified with it in association wkh the Cooper family. Many years ago he purchased the Cooper interest in the factory. Of late years Mr. Wells withdrew from active management of the corporation's affairs turning it over to his son J.. 0. Wells. Mr. Wells for two years served the city of St. Joseph as supervisor and for three years was a member of the board of education. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Jan. 28, 1868, he was married to Miss Melvina B. Gates of L'Original, Can. Three children were born to them, Cornelia E., James Ogden and Clara, the two daughters new being Mrs. Jay A. Carver of Detroit, and Mrs. Harrison J. Trask, Grand Rapids. Three brothers, Rufus of Herman, Minn.; Harry of Morris, Minn., and Alpheus of Litchfield, Minn., also survive. Remains Arrive Here. Funeral services for the late A. W. Wells will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home on Lake boulevard. Rev. C. E. Hoag of the Methodist church will be the officiating clergyman. Burial will take place in the city cemetery. The remains arrived Thursday morning over Michigan Central from Battle Creek and were taken to the undertaking rooms' of Baitinger & Kingsley where they will probably remain until Saturday morning. Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Wells, Maynard Stuart and Henry Bosch, brother of Mrs. J. 0. Wells, came on the same train. Mr. Wells had hurried to Battle Creek from Philadelphia when he received news of his father's demise and he was met there by his wife and Mr. Bosch. Mr. Stuart left here Wednesday morning to lend his assistance in making arrangements for the transportation of the body to this city. Mrs. A. W. Wells left Battle Creek Wednesday morning just at the same time members of the family were hastening to her side from this city. The result was that no member of the family was here to greet the grief-stricken wife when she arrived. She was accompanied by a nurse. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Carver arrived Thursday from Detroit. The latter is a daughter of the late Mr. Wells. The second daughter, Mrs. Harrison J. Trask is now traveling in Europe with her husband and will be unable to reach here in time for the funeral. Mrs. Trask was reached by cable Tuesday in London. The last rites will be marked with the same simplicity that characterized the life the departed manufacturer and banker. It is the request of the family that no flowers be offered. The Cooper, Wells & Co. factory was closed Thursday morning and machinery will remain silent until next Monday morning as a mark of respect to the upbuilder of the world-wide business. Dr. J. B. Kellogg who performed the operation on Mr. Wells was astounded by the death of his patient. He states that recovery /from the Operation seemed certain up to a few hours before the death of Mr. Wells. The operation has resulted In relieving the abnormal condition of the affected organs and from Thursday, when Mr. Wells went under the knife until Monday, no serious symptom had developed that gaye any alarm to the attending physicians. The immediate cause of death was the formation of gasses in the abdomen which crushed the heart. Senator William Alden Smith Thursday morning before his departure from this city paid a. high tribute to the life and character of Mr. Wells. He said: I have known Mr. Wells since I was a boy living In this section of Michigan and he was one of Nature's noblemen. He lived a pure, clean life. I am profoundly moved by news of his death. From St. Joseph Saturday Herald, Oct 26 1912 SIMPLE TRIBUTE REV. C. E. HOAG TELLS OF INSPIRATION CONTAINED IN ACHIEVEMENTS OF A. W. WELLS. LAST RITES ARE IMPRESSIVE Business Associates and Friends Come From Afar to Pay Final Respects -Business Halts During Funeral. 'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. These words taken from St. Paul and spoken by Rev. C. E. Hoag at the funeral services for the late A. W. Wells Saturday afternoon was a simple tribute to the life of the man. The last rites particularly Impressive in their simplicity were solemnized at the family home on Lake boulevard and were attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends many coming from far distant states. Business Associates Among People. The pallbearers were men who had been intimate friends and business associates of Mr. Wells. The honorary list included: S. B. Anderson, A. T. Tully, Memphis, Tenn.; W. P. Robins, J. S. Morton, A. T. Hall, Benton Harbor; A. D. Kent, James Forbes, Nelson C. Rice, St. Joseph. The active pallbearers were: C. F. Zapf, Traverse City; A. J. Wallace, G. F. Mulllken, I. W. Allen, John F. Duncan, M. H. Stuart, A. B. Moffatt, W. F. Sesser, St. Joseph. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery. As a mark of respect to the memory of a man who was held in loving esteem by his fellow townsmen the business houses generally were closed during the hour of the funeral. A bouquet of chrysanthemums tied with purple veiling and arranged with sprays of greenery, adorned the door of the main entrance to the Union Banking Co. building and the flag at the Cooper, Wells & Co. factory floated at half mast Saturday. Those from out of the city in attendance at the funeral were: James Wells, a nephew, Herman, Minn.; Harry Wells, a brother, Morris, Minn.; C. F. Zapf, H. A. Maynard, Traverse City, Mich.; A. T. Tully, S. B. Anderson, Memphis, Tenn.; Frank H. Morrison, LaPorte, Ind.; H. H. Rhymes, Crystal Springs, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bosch, Jr., Mrs. Charles Bosch, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Orell, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Adams, C. M. Puhlman, Chicago; Mr. Smith of I. Reifsnyder Sons & Co., Philadelphia; Harry C. Ward, Greenfield, Tenn. Last Words by Rev. Hoag. There are times when the Invisible and the eternal become very real to us, said Rev. Hoag in the last remarks at the bier. A gentleman lonely and homesick In a distant city hears a chime of bells~ Following the music he comes to the Father's house. Entering in he found God. In our busy lives we are as men absorbed in the noises of the street, who never hear the music of the bells of the upper air. But now and again something happens to make us pause and we are made conscious of the eternal truth. Life to a true man or woman is a glorious thing. It is the battlefield on which we all win or lose our souls. The fabric of our destiny Is woven out of the commonplace events of our daily life; the little things as well as the great of joy and sorrow of failure and triumph, make or mar our manhood. He Fought a Good Fight. 'Of the one who Is gone from us we can say with exact truth: 'He fought a good fight; he has finished his course with credit to his maker and himself; he kept the faith.' All about us are Institutions which his mind conceived and which his industry builded; and all over the land are men In important places whose feet he started on the path to success. All good work Is Indestructible- no good deed ever dies. The world is a treasure house in which are memorials of men who are gone; laws and literature and tolls and fabrics. The man who we should honor is not the man who says but the man who does; who turns thoughts into deeds and departing leaves a work that abides. Thrice blessed is such a man. We wear civilization as a garment; but the threads in that garment were woven by hands which are now at rest. We bury their bodies but their work abides. The Life of the Man. If Mr. Wells could have his wish he would have no word of eulogy spoken at this time and I shall sacredly observe the wish. At the same time he would want any word spoken that might inspire a young man to make the best of his opportunities and life. Abel W. Wells was not born to the luxury of an easy life. He had his own way to make-his own hand and feet and mind with which to make It. Very early he realized that if he succeeded, his success would be his own and if he failed he alone would be to blame. He did not wait for treasure ships to come from the land of dreams to the harbor of his opportunities; but he took hold of his opportunities; and pulled out into the tossing sea taking great chances in the bard and stormy voyage. He early trained himself to know men and he seldom failed to estimate a man at his right value. His business judgment was almost unerring. Like General Grant, he could tell which of a dozen plans was best. His keenness of vision made him swift of stroke. There was no vacillation in his makeup and no retreat. Having chosen his course he kept to it. Disliked Display and Ostentation. Mr. Wells was not an emotional man, and a stranger would call him cold. Those who knew him felt that southern warmth of his nature. He was a proud man in the best sense. Proud of his achievements, of his associates, and of his family, but there was not an atom of vanity in his nature. He disliked display and ostentation. His untiring Industry was not merely to make money but for the sake of achievement. To do something worth while was the incentive. My record shows that Mr. Wells united with the church Aug. 2, 1377. For many years he has been president of the board of trustees. His interest In the church was very deep and 1 think I never talked with him for any length of time but he inquired about the details of church affairs. He will be sorely missed. Two weeks ago he walked our streets apparently a well man-his step firm, his eye keen. Today there is a rain of unavailing tears. Is this the end? No. The work of man's hands abide. Is not God's greatest and noblest work man eternal? Yes. 'In my father's house are many mansions.' He would not have much mourning. He knew that death is as natural as birth and that in all the universe we cannot drift beyond God's love and care. From St. Joseph Evening Herald, Saturday. Oct. 26, 1912.1,2
  • (Witness) Burial*: 22 October 1912; St. Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG1,2
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: pfwells_AT_worldpath.net; Researcher=_ID012 _Researcher2
  • (Head of Household) Census*: 1870; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1870 United States Federal Census
    about Abel W Wells
    Name: Abel W Wells
    Birth Year: abt 1840
    Age in 1870: 30
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1870: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View image
    Post Office: Saint Joseph
    Household Members: Name Age
    Abel W Wells 30
    Lorina Wells 25
    Hannah Wells 62
    Harmaney Wells 19
    Leicester Olds 69
    Emma Olds 59

    ; Household Member=Harmanus 'Harry' H Wells, Household Member=Hannah Cass
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1880; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about A. W Wells
    Name: A. W Wells
    Home in 1880: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Age: 39
    Estimated birth year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ontario
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Malvina
    Father's birthplace: Ontario
    Mother's birthplace: Ontario
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Manu. Baskets & Boxes
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    :

    :

    :

    :

    :
    Household Members: Name Age
    A. W Wells 39
    Malvina Wells 34
    Cornelia E Wells 9
    James O Wells 3
    Clara C Wells 1

    ; Household Member=Melvina B Gates, Household Member=Cornelia E Wells, Household Member=James Ogden Wells, Household Member=Clara C Wells
  • (Head of Household) Census: 1900; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Abel W Wells
    Name: Abel W Wells
    Home in 1900: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Age: 59
    Birth Date: Sep 1840
    Birthplace: Canada Eng
    [Canada English]
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Immigration Year:
    1860
    [1865]
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Canada Eng
    Mother's Birthplace: Canada Eng
    Spouse's name: Melvina B
    Marriage Year: 1869
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 31
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Abel W Wells 59
    Melvina B Wells 55
    J Ogden Wells 23
    Clara Wells 21
    Helga Anderson 24

    ; Household Member=Melvina B Gates, Household Member=James Ogden Wells, Household Member=Clara C Wells
  • Passport*: 1 July 1911; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG; U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
    about Abel W Wells
    Name: Abel W Wells
    Birth Date: 6 Sep 1840
    Birth Place: Longale, Canada
    Residence: St Joseph, Michigan
    Passport Issue Date: 1 Jul 1911
    Passport Includes a Photo: N
    Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)

Family 1: Melvina B Gates b. Aug 1844

Family 2:

Citations

  1. Peter F. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID012.GED and imported on 04/26/2008 at 05:19:29.,_ID012 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.

Cornelia E Wells1,2

F, #34236, b. circa 1871
  • Reference: W243 ID012
  • (Researcher) ResAddr: pfwells_AT_worldpath.net; Researcher=_ID012 _Researcher2
  • (Household Member) Census: 1880; St Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan, USAG;
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about A. W Wells
    Name: A. W Wells
    Home in 1880: Saint Joseph, Berrien, Michigan
    Age: 39
    Estimated birth year: abt 1841
    Birthplace: Ontario
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Malvina
    Father's birthplace: Ontario
    Mother's birthplace: Ontario
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Manu. Baskets & Boxes
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    A. W Wells 39
    Malvina Wells 34
    Cornelia E Wells 9
    James O Wells 3
    Clara C Wells 1

    ; Head of Household=Abel Waters Wells

Citations

  1. Peter F. Wells, as submitted in GEDCOM file C:TMGWDNADON~1ID012.GED and imported on 04/26/2008 at 05:19:29.,_ID012 _Researcher.
  2. Wells Surname DNA Study,Orin Wells, Wells Surname DNA Study.