Junius Free Wells

1 June 1854–15 April 1930 (Age 75)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Junius Free

When Junius Free Wells was born on 1 June 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Daniel Hanmer Wells, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Corilla Free, was 24. He married Helena Middleton Fobes on 17 June 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75.

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Junius Free Wells
Helena Middleton Fobes
Marriage: 17 June 1879
Hugo Daniel Wells
Abbie Hannah Wells

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  • Marriage
    17 June 1879
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 9
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Wells Family Genealogy by Junius F. Wells

    The family of Daniel Hanmer Wells, in this year of our Lord 1914, are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Upon the first of January a New Year's card bearing a portrait and the …

    Sources (22)

    • Julian Wells in household of Daniel H Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Junius Free Wells, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Junius F Wells in household of D H Wells, "United States Census, 1860"

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