Dorothy Russell Wells

3 November 1901–4 June 1995 (Age 93)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Dorothy Russell

When Dorothy Russell Wells was born on 3 November 1901, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Charles Henry Wells, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Russell Lowndes, was 18. She married Francis Joseph Geoghegan from 1926 to 1927, in Connecticut, United States. She lived in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1920. She died on 4 June 1995, in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Francis Joseph Geoghegan
Dorothy Russell Wells
Marriage: from 1926 to 1927

Spouse and Children

from 1926 to 1927
Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Russell Lowndes




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 25

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

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 (1)

  • Dorothy R Wells in household of Charles H Wells, "United States Census, 1920"

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