Honor Frances Wells

20 August 1812–7 June 1844 (Age 31)
Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Honor Frances

When Honor Frances Wells was born on 20 August 1812, in Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Wells, was 39 and her mother, Honor Francis, was 37. She married Joseph D'Ortique Raphael on 21 November 1837, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 7 June 1844, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 31.

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Joseph D'Ortique Raphael
Honor Frances Wells
Marriage: 21 November 1837
Frances Louise Raphel
Adelaide Josephine Raphel

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21 November 1837
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 8

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 9

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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 (3)

  • Frances H. Wells, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Frances in entry for Frances Louise Raphel, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Honor F. Raphell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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