Spencer Wells

about 1840–before 1925 (Age 85)
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Spencer

Spencer Wells was born about 1840, in Franklin, Illinois, United States as the son of George Washington Wells. He married Nancy T Winters on 23 September 1865, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died before 1925, at the age of 84.

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Spencer Wells
Nancy T Winters
Marriage: 23 September 1865
Caleb Wells
Alvin Wells
Daton Wells
Avy Wells
Ceber Wells

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World Events (8)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
Age 8
Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
Age 23
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wellsnext-the-Sea in Norfolk.2 Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • Spencer Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Spencer Wells in household of George Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Spencer Wells, "United States Census, 1880"

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