Anna Wells

Female2 June 1919–2 June 1998

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Wells was born on 2 June 1919, her father, Jesse Marcus Wells, was 24 and her mother, Effie Alice Wise, was 25. She married Melva Mason on 27 August 1937, in Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States. She died on 2 June 1998, in Holly, Prowers, Colorado, United States, at the age of 79.

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Melva Mason
Anna Wells
Marriage: 27 August 1937

Sources (3)

  • Anna C Mason in household of Melva W Mason, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anna Wells, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Anna Wells in household of Jesse M Wells, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 August 1937Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

    Age 2

    On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.


    Age 22

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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