Clemme Mary Wells

Brief Life History of Clemme Mary

When Clemme Mary Wells was born on 22 October 1895, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, her father, Clarence M. Wells, was 30 and her mother, Martha Sophia Newhouse, was 32. She married Doctor Albert Otto Stephenson on 27 June 1918, in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Sigourney Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 5 October 1955, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Doctor Albert Otto Stephenson
1894–1959
Clemme Mary Wells
1895–1955
Marriage: 27 June 1918

Sources (11)

  • Clemma Stephenson in household of Albert Stephenson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clemme Mary Wells, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Clemmie Wells, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.

History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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