Hyrum Wells

29 March 1854–1 August 1905 (Age 51)
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hyrum

When Hyrum Wells was born on 29 March 1854, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Robert Wells, was 34 and his mother, Henrietta Fell, was 34. He married Elizabeth Ann Anderton in 1882, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880 and Richfield Election Precinct, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 1 August 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Wells
Elizabeth Ann Anderton
Marriage: 1882
William Hyrum Wells
Earl Wells
Robert Frederick Wells
Lillian May Wells
Zolla Della Wells
George Clinton Wells
Orviel Grant Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1882Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 9
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 14
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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    Sources (26)

    • Hiram Wells in household of William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Hyrum Wells in entry for Bud Wright and Dorothy Wells Ingledew, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Hyrum Wills, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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