Otto Leroy Wells

Male15 January 1920–25 June 2001

Brief Life History of Otto Leroy

When Otto Leroy Wells was born on 15 January 1920, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Walter Wells, was 31 and his mother, Jessie M. Spiva, was 26. He married Erma Meeks on 16 November 1943, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 25 June 2001, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otto Leroy Wells
Erma Meeks
Marriage: 16 November 1943
Otto LeRoy Wells Jr.
Charles W. Wells

Sources (9)

  • Otto L Wells, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Otto L Wells, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Otto L Wells, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1943Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 3

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1925 · Woman's World's Fair

    Age 5

    The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women


    Age 22

    On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

    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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