Sophronia Wells

27 March 1834–17 December 1911 (Age 77)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Sophronia

When Sophronia Wells was born on 27 March 1834, in Ohio, United States, her father, Warner Kelob Wells, was 30 and her mother, Mary Polly Rima, was 25. She married Carson Wicks on 27 March 1856, in Cadiz, Green, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Douglas, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Monmouth Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 December 1911, in Clinton Township, Douglas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Clinton, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Carson Wicks
Sophronia Wells
Marriage: 27 March 1856
William Warner Wicks
Clarence W Wicks

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27 March 1856
Cadiz, Green, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 2

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 26

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • S M Wicks in household of Carson Wicks, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • L Wicks in household of Carson Wicks, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Saffrona Wicks in household of Carson Wicks, "Kansas State Census, 1865"

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