Saloma Wells

1851–25 April 1893 (Age 42)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Saloma

When Saloma Wells was born in 1851, in Iowa, United States, her father, Otha Wells, was 40 and her mother, Salome Stewart, was 36. She married Calvin Logan Thomas on 8 April 1866, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 April 1893, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Calvin Logan Thomas
Saloma Wells
Marriage: 8 April 1866
Richard Calvin Thomas
Madella Luvonia Thomas
Frances Adeline Thomas
Ava L Thomas
Alvada Thomas
Mitta Dallas Thomas
Ross Conklin Thomas

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 April 1866San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 6
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 6
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Salome in entry for Thomas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Salome Thomas in household of Calvin Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Soloma Wells in household of Otho Wells, "United States Census, 1860"

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