Bennie Carol Wells

Brief Life History of Bennie Carol

When Bennie Carol Wells was born on 9 June 1905, in Alabama, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Wells, was 35 and her mother, Georgia J McGee, was 27. She had at least 1 daughter with Arthur Lawrence Shaw. She lived in Ward Five, Franklin, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 21 December 1987, in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Tuscumbia, Colbert, Alabama, United States.

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Arthur Lawrence Shaw
Bennie Carol Wells
Bennie Wells Shaw

Sources (7)

  • Bennie Shaw in household of Arthur L Shaw, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bennie Wells Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bennie Carol Wells in entry for Oscar Randolph Batson and Bennie Wells Shaw, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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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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