Martha A Lura Wells

Clarendon, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha A Lura

When Martha A Lura Wells was born in 1839, in Clarendon, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Green Wells, was 36 and her mother, Sylvia Bitley, was 29. She married Reuben J Foster Sr on 18 May 1865, in Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Coopersville, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Robinson Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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Reuben J Foster Sr
Martha A Lura Wells
Marriage: 18 May 1865
Frank Wells Foster
Reuben J Foster Jr
Arja Foster
Elbert L Foster

Spouse and Children

18 May 1865
Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Flora M. FOSTER


    Frank Wells Foster


    Reuben J Foster Jr


    Arja Foster


    Elbert L Foster


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Martha A Foster in household of Frank Wells Foster, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Wells in household of Green Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marthy Wells in household of Gunn Wells, "United States Census, 1850"

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