Elizabeth Wells

10 April 1861–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wells was born on 10 April 1861, in New Jersey, United States, her father, John D Wells, was 31 and her mother, Alice Abigail Crawford, was 29. She lived in Sandyston Township, Sussex, New Jersey, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John D Wells
1829–1909
Alice Abigail Crawford
1832–1897
Juliette Wells
1856–1931
Elizabeth Wells
1861–
Franklin Wells
1864–
Leslie Wells
1866–
Amanda Louise Wells
1868–1940
George Waldron Wells
1872–1949

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879

Age 18

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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 (1)

  • Elizabeth Wells in household of John Wells, "United States Census, 1880"

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