Joseph Allen Wells

Male13 January 1866–20 October 1944

Brief Life History of Joseph Allen

When Joseph Allen Wells was born on 13 January 1866, in Viola, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, his father, Alonzo Seymour Wells, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Mattoon, was 24. He married Mattie Ann Moody on 23 November 1894, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1870 and West Linn, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 20 October 1944, in Molalla, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Molalla, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Joseph Allen Wells
Mattie Ann Moody
Marriage: 23 November 1894
Cecil Allen Wells
Ethel May Wells
Roy Everett Wells
Earl Clayton Wells

Sources (13)

  • Allen Wells in household of Alonzo Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Allen Wells, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Allen Wells in entry for Cecil Allen Wells, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"

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  • Marriage
    23 November 1894Oregon, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    1867 · Oregon Pioneer Association

    Age 1

    The Oregon Pioneer Society was organized in October 1867. Their purpose was to keep a list of members and when they moved to Oregon. The Oregon Pioneer Society became the Oregon Pioneer Association on October 18, 1873. The Association dissolved in 1928. 

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 24

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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