Clara Almira Wells

3 July 1860–27 November 1897 (Age 37)
Jackson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Clara Almira

When Clara Almira Wells was born on 3 July 1860, in Jackson, Iowa, United States, her father, Lyman Spicer Wells, was 52 and her mother, Sarah Lincoln, was 48. She married Ulyses Grant Putnam on 19 November 1884, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Beaver Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Harlan, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died on 27 November 1897, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Ulyses Grant Putnam
Clara Almira Wells
Marriage: 19 November 1884
Cloyd A Putnam

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19 November 1884
Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States


    Cloyd A Putnam


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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)

  • Clara Wells in household of Lyman S Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clara Wells in household of James M Wells, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Wells in entry for Cloyd A Putnam, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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