Charles Edgar Wells

21 October 1869–21 June 1945 (Age 75)
Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Edgar

When Charles Edgar Wells was born on 21 October 1869, in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States, his father, John D. Wells, was 26 and his mother, Catherine "Kittie" McCarty, was 23. He married Laura Estelle Bonney on 9 October 1890, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Denver, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 June 1945, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Denver, Colorado, United States.

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Charles Edgar Wells
Laura Estelle Bonney
Marriage: 9 October 1890
Russell Bonney Wells
Horace Palmer Wells
Virginia Estelle Wells

Spouse and Children

9 October 1890
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John D. Wells


    Catherine "Kittie" McCarty





    Arthur J. Wells


    Mary Lou Wells


    William O Wells



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Charles E Wells in household of John D Wells, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chas E Wells, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Wells in household of Russell Wells, "United States Census, 1870"

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