George E Wells

16 June 1845–2 September 1922 (Age 77)
Van Wert, Ohio, United States

The Life of George E

When George E Wells was born on 16 June 1845, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States, his father, Edward Ryan Wells, was 27 and his mother, Sarah I. Thorn, was 23. He lived in Pleasant Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Jefferson Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 2 September 1922, in Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodland Union Cemetery, Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio, United States.

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Edward Ryan Wells
Sarah I. Thorn
George E Wells
Edgar Roswell Wells
James M Wells
Emeline Wells
Charles Delmar Wells
John Frank Wells
Harriet Wells

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 15

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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  • George C Wells in household of E K Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George E Wells in household of E R Wells, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George E Wells, "United States Census, 1900"

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