William Robert Wells

7 June 1819–12 September 1908 (Age 89)
York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Robert

When William Robert Wells was born on 7 June 1819, in York, Yorkshire, England, his father, George Wells, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Eadon, was 40. He married Henrietta Fell on 9 June 1842, in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 12 September 1908, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Wells
Henrietta Fell
Marriage: 9 June 1842
Louisa Elizabeth Wells
Luis Charles Wells
Emma Wells
George Wells
Alfred Wells
Hyrum Wells
Joseph F. Wells
Henrietta Wells
Polly Wells
Mary Ann Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1842York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 (23)

    • William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William R. Wills in entry for Hyrum Wills, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • William Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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