Kenneth Claxton Wells

Male13 April 1921–15 January 1981

Brief Life History of Kenneth Claxton

When Kenneth Claxton Wells was born on 13 April 1921, in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Harkness Wells, was 33 and his mother, Mary Hannah Claxton, was 32. He married Marjorie Houlden in 1947, in York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 15 January 1981, in his hometown, at the age of 59.

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Kenneth Claxton Wells
Marjorie Houlden
Marriage: 1947

Sources (3)

  • England, Birth record for Kenneth Claxton Wells
  • Kenneth C Wells, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Kenneth Claxton Wells, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1947York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    1924 · Terry's Open the Chocolate Works

    Age 3

    Terry’s in York, England was a confectionery factory, later named the Chocolate Works. It opened in 1926 and closed in 2005 causing around 300 people to lose their jobs. Some of the treats that were made there consisted of Chocolate Apples and Chocolate Oranges.


    Age 19

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    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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