Lawrence H Wells

M, #105016, b. 22 April 1887, d. 17 February 1948

Family: Marion B _____ b. 1892, d. 1961

Marion B _____

F, #105017, b. 1892, d. 1961
  • Married Name: 1911; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Lawrence H Wells b. 22 Apr 1887, d. 17 Feb 1948

William S Wells

M, #105018, b. 9 November 1896, d. 16 November 1961

Family: Amelia F _____ b. 1899, d. 1991

Amelia F _____

F, #105019, b. 1899, d. 1991
  • Birth*: 1899
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1920; Groom=William S Wells
  • Death*: 1991
  • Married Name: circa 1920; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: William S Wells b. 9 Nov 1896, d. 16 Nov 1961

Bessie Annie Kennedy

F, #105020, b. 20 February 1902, d. 21 September 1985
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1920; Mrs. Wells (Kennedy)

Family: Marion Clifton Wells Sr. b. 11 Jul 1896, d. 7 Jun 1981


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Adioline Earline White

F, #105021, b. 1864, d. 1952
  • Married Name: circa 1885; Mrs. Wells (White)

Family: Francis Marion Wells b. 5 Nov 1856, d. 31 May 1939

Francis Marion Wells

M, #105022, b. 5 November 1856, d. 31 May 1939
  • Birth*: 5 November 1856; Mississippi, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1885; prob., Mississippi, USA; Bride=Adioline Earline White
  • Death*: 31 May 1939; Simpson Co., Mississippi, USA; His name is not consistent in the census records.

    Name: F. M. Wells (marriage to Adline)
    Name: Francis M Wells (1920)
    Name: Francis Wells (1910)
    Name: Frances M Wells (1860 & 1870)
    Name: Marian Wells (1900)
    Name: Marion F Wells (1930)
    Name: Marian Wells (1880) (could be Marion)

    According to Sharon Cemetery Listing his stone only has M. Wells but stone does have F. M. Wells

    WELLS, M. 11-5-1856/5-31-1939
    WELLS, Adioline E. White 4-6-1864/7-2-1950 [2nd wife]
    WELLS, Josephine dau/o C. & A. 10-20-1877/4-7-1904 [child of 1st wife]

    Mike Wells, a descendant of Francis Marion Wells, said his name is Francis Marion not the reverse. (email sent by omcnair (#47822980) Tue 5/19/2015 6:15 PM)
  • (Household Member) Census: 1860; Smith Co., Mississippi, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census

    Name:      Larkin Wells
    Age:      38
    Birth Year:      abt 1822
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Place:      South Carolina
    Home in 1860:      Smith, Mississippi
    Dwelling Number:      675
    Family Number:      675
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Real Estate Value:      600
    Personal Estate Value:      700
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Larkin Wells      38
    Rachel Wells      37
    Harriet Wells      12
    Asberry Wells      10
    John L Wells      8
    William A Wells      7
    Harvy Wells      5
    Joseph L Wells      3
    Frances M Wells      2; Head of Household=Pvt. Larkin A Wells
  • (Household Member) Census: 1870; Smith Co., Mississippi, USA; 1870 United States Federal Census
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    Name:      Larkin Wells
    Age in 1870:      48
    Birth Year:      abt 1822
    Birthplace:      South Carolina
    Dwelling Number:      34
    Home in 1870:      Township 10 Range 16, Smith, Mississippi
    Race:      White
    Gender:      Male
    Occupation:      Farmer
    Male Citizen over 21:      Y
    Personal Estate Value:      900
    Real Estate Value:      250
    Inferred Spouse:      Rachael Wells
    Inferred Children:      John L Wells
    Wm A Wells
    Henry T Wells
    Jasper L Wells
    Frances M Wells
    Willis A Wells
    Mary J Wells
    Martha A Wells
    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    John L Wells      19
    Wm A Wells      18
    Henry T Wells      16
    Jasper L Wells      14
    Frances M Wells      12
    Willis A Wells      10
    Mary J Wells      5
    Martha A Wells      3
    Rosana Wells      80
    Larkin Wells      48
    Rachael Wells      45; Head of Household=Pvt. Larkin A Wells

Family: Adioline Earline White b. 1864, d. 1952

Chester Cleveland Wells

M, #105023, b. 8 August 1902, d. 11 March 1985

Family: Ona Gates b. 1906, d. 1955

Ona Gates

F, #105024, b. 1906, d. 1955
  • Married Name: circa 1925; Mrs. Wells (Gates)

Family: Chester Cleveland Wells b. 8 Aug 1902, d. 11 Mar 1985

Aletha Adeline Gilkerson

F, #105025, b. 1879, d. 1963
  • Married Name: circa 1900; Mrs. Wells (Gilkerson)

Family: Hillary Mercer Wells b. Feb 1892, d. 1964

Martha A Jones

F, #105026, b. 1846, d. 1908
  • Birth*: 1846
  • Death*: 1908
  • Married Name: 1870; Mrs. Wells (Jones)

Family: John Henry Wells b. 11 May 1847, d. 12 Jun 1883

Hester Elizabeth Goolsby

F, #105027, b. 1873, d. 1901
  • Birth*: 1873
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1890; Groom=Thomas J Wells
  • Death*: 1901
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Wells (Goolsby)

Family: Thomas J Wells b. 22 Jun 1861, d. 30 Sep 1926

Rodney Quinn Wells

M, #105028, b. 29 October 1876, d. 30 July 1927
  • Reference: W166 ID318
  • Birth*: 29 October 1876; Kentucky, USA
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1905; Bride=Bessie Carolyn Morgan
  • Death*: 30 July 1927; Houston, Harris Co., Texas, USA; uly 30, 1927: Officer R. Q. Wells, ‘Running Hot,' Collides With Ice Truck
    By Nelson Zoch

    Early in the morning hours of Saturday, July 30, 1927, Short Call Officers R.Q. Wells and M. A. Gresham were summoned to a call at the home of a W. A. Stallings, who had been found dead at his home from a gunshot wound.

    With Officer Wells driving, the officers approached the intersection of LaBranch and Elgin. There, they were met by an ice truck driven by R. W. Alexander of 4505 Brady. According to Gresham, Wells was running hot with red lights and siren operating. Wells tried to pass in front of the truck, but then swerved to pass behind it. The right front wheel of the police car struck the right rear wheel of the ice truck, causing the police car to overturn.

    An ambulance rushed Officer Wells to Jeff Davis Hospital, where X-rays revealed broken ribs and internal injuries after he was crushed behind the steering wheel of the police car. He died in the hospital at 8:30 a.m. He was fifty years old. Justice of the Peace Campbell Overstreet ruled Wells' death due to an unavoidable accident. Officer Gresham received minor injuries and was able to remain on duty after the accident.

    Officer R. Q. Wells was born in Kentucky on October 29, 1876 to John David and Emily Caroline Powell Wells. He had been a member of the Houston Police Department since May 24, 1920, having joined the department at the age of forty-three with a wife and two sons. Prior to joining the department, he was employed as a convict guard and as an electrician for a streetcar company.

    One of his first assignments as an officer was to direct traffic before and after school at the McKinney Elementary School. He was well liked by the children he worked hard to protect. In the years prior to his death, Wells worked at a downtown teenager dance hall establishment. It is unknown if this was on- or off-duty. During this work a group of young boys jumped on him, forcing him to hit one of the teenagers with his pistol, causing a minor scalp wound.

    Officer Wells, who lived at 1602 Crockett, was survived by his wife, Bessie Wells, and two sons, Alvin Curtis Wells and David Leroy Wells. Also mourning his death was his twin brother, John Walter Wells of Houston, and one sister, Mrs. Frank (Fannie Lee) Osburn of Huntsville.

    Funeral services were held on Monday, August 1, 1927, under the direction of the Fogle West Undertaking Company. The Missouri Pacific Railroad took the body to New Waverly, where a second service was held at 1 p.m., with burial in the East Sandy Cemetery. This cemetery was located on Farm Road 1374, approximately five miles west of what is now Interstate 45 in Walker County, Texas. Officer Wells' grave marker reads:


    OCT 29, 1877

    JULY 30, 1927



    Officer Wells' wife, Bessie Carolyn Morgan Wells, was buried next to him. She was born on November 5, 1885 and passed away on May 5, 1960. Officer Wells' parents are also interred in this cemetery. They were John D. Wells (1843-1902) and Emily C. Wells (1843-1908).

    The East Sandy Cemetery Association gave approval to place a 100 Club LINE OF DUTY grave marker to honor this man. Originally, the only information available on Officer Wells was the initials RQ. Research found him to be Rodney Quinn Wells. Information surfaced that he registered for the military draft in 1918 at the age of forty-one and was at the time employed as a ship carpenter for a Houston ship-building company. It is probable that industry layoffs led him to become a Houston police officer at an older age than usual.

    In April 2006, the 100 Club marker was placed at the East Sandy Cemetery gravesite of Officer Rodney Quinn Wells.

Family: Bessie Carolyn Morgan b. 1885, d. 1960

Bessie Carolyn Morgan

F, #105029, b. 1885, d. 1960
  • Married Name: circa 1905; Mrs. Wells (Morgan)

Family: Rodney Quinn Wells b. 29 Oct 1876, d. 30 Jul 1927

John Walter Wells

M, #105030, b. 29 October 1876, d. 10 February 1963
  • Reference: W166 ID318

Horace B Wells

M, #105031, b. circa 1875
  • Birth*: circa 1875


Elizabeth _____

F, #105032, b. circa 1800
  • Married Name: circa 1820; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: John Wells b. c 1800

John Wells

M, #105033, b. circa 1800

Family: Elizabeth _____ b. c 1800

Arvilla Dean

F, #105034, b. 1864, d. 1909
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1885; Mrs. Wells (Dean)

Family: Horace Daniel Wells b. 1859, d. 1931

Hepsia _____

F, #105035, b. circa 1820
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: circa 1820
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1840; Groom=John R Wells
  • Married Name: circa 1840; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: John R Wells b. c 1820

John R Wells

M, #105036, b. circa 1820
  • Reference: FAG
  • Birth*: circa 1820
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1840; Bride=Hepsia _____

Family: Hepsia _____ b. c 1820

Margaret Coughlin

F, #105037, b. 1858, d. 1930
  • Married Name: circa 1880; Mrs. Wells (Coughlin)

Family: Horace Edgar Wells b. 1859, d. 1901

Pearle Ina Heldenbrand

F, #105038, b. 1892, d. 1976
  • Birth*: 1892
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 1915; Groom=Stoey S Wells
  • Death*: 1976
  • Married Name: 1915; Mrs. Wells (Heldenbrand)

Family: Stoey S Wells b. 1888, d. 1949

Justina Alice Sadler

F, #105039, b. 28 September 1872, d. 1944
  • Reference: FAG
  • Married Name: circa 1890; Mrs. Wells (Sadler)

Family: Howard Alexander Wells b. 1870, d. 24 Aug 1944


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Luella M _____

F, #105040, b. 1878, d. 1961
  • Married Name: circa 1909; Mrs. Wells (_____)

Family: Howard Alexander Wells b. 1870, d. 24 Aug 1944

Leliha Brown

F, #105041, b. circa 1875
  • Married Name: circa 1895; Mrs. Wells (Brown)

Family: Lewis Wells b. c 1875

Lewis Wells

M, #105042, b. circa 1875

Family: Leliha Brown b. c 1875

Pauline Elizabeth Pethel

F, #105043, b. 1911, d. 1976
  • Married Name: 1933; Mrs. Wells (Pethel)

Family: Louis Arthur Wells b. 17 Mar 1905, d. 23 Nov 1996

Martha Melvina Hensley

F, #105044, b. 1895, d. 1929
  • Birth*: 1895
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1915; Groom=I Ellis Wells
  • Death*: 1929
  • Married Name: circa 1915; Mrs. Wells (Hensley)

Family: I Ellis Wells b. 1883, d. 1969

Daisy J Longfellow

F, #105045, b. 1896, d. 1988
  • Married Name: circa 1915; Mrs. Wells (Longfellow)
  • Married Name: circa 1967; Mrs. Daisy J Meyer (Longfellow)

Family: William Mc Kinley Wells b. 1896, d. 1966