Elijah Wells

7 April 1877–28 September 1966 (Age 89)
Floyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elijah

When Elijah Wells was born on 7 April 1877, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Hiram Brownlow Wells, was 37 and his mother, Arkansas Martha Canaday, was 34. He married Alta Howe on 23 December 1908. He lived in Matney Township, Baxter, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 28 September 1966, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States.

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Elijah Wells
Alta Howe
Marriage: 23 December 1908

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 4
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages
Age 4
Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 24
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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 (6)

  • Lige Wells, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elijah Wells, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elija Wells in household of Hiram Wells, "United States Census, 1880"

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