Randolph Adelbert Wells

Male30 October 1862–4 January 1937

Brief Life History of Randolph Adelbert

When Randolph Adelbert Wells was born on 30 October 1862, in Plover, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Allen Clinton Wells, was 43 and his mother, Hannah Olivia Eggleston, was 32. He married Mary Elizabeth Irene Taylor on 20 April 1884, in Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Grant, Portage, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 4 January 1937, in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Randolph Adelbert Wells
Caroline Adelia Lucinda Blood
Marriage: 27 November 1890
Cora Irene Wells

Sources (18)

  • Albert Wells in household of Allen C Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Randolph Adelbert Wells, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Randolph Adelbert Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1890Belmont, Portage, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 5

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 20

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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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