Violet Wells

26 July 1873–17 November 1953 (Age 80)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Violet

When Violet Wells was born on 26 July 1873, in Missouri, United States, her father, John Demalcus Wells, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Compton, was 20. She had at least 1 son with James Howard Horton. She lived in West Dallas Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Webster, Missouri, United States in 1935. She died on 17 November 1953, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Alton, Oregon, Missouri, United States.

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James Howard Horton
Violet Wells
James Max Horton

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    James Max Horton


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    Sarah Elizabeth Compton




    Franklin Wells



    Flora J Wells



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

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 (3)

  • Violet Horton in household of James H Horton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Violet R Horton in household of James H Horton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Violet Horton in household of James H Horton, "United States Census, 1910"

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