Martha A Lura Wells

1839–
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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Family Time Line

Reuben J Foster Sr
1836–1908
Martha A Lura Wells
1839–
Marriage: 18 May 1865
Flora M. FOSTER
1867–
Frank Wells Foster
1870–1941
Reuben J Foster Jr
1876–1959
Arja Foster
1877–
Elbert L Foster
1879–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 May 1865
Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

    Flora M. FOSTER

    Female1867–Female

    Frank Wells Foster

    Male1870–1941Male

    Reuben J Foster Jr

    Male1876–1959Male

    Arja Foster

    Male1877–Male

    Elbert L Foster

    Male1879–1908Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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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