George Brisban Wells

Brief Life History of George Brisban

When George Brisban Wells was born on 26 June 1888, in Luthersburg, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Alfred Wells, was 26 and his mother, Edith Ammerman, was 18. He married Dora Jane Reasinger on 9 September 1914, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Brady Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 November 1975, in DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Brisban Wells
Dora Jane Reasinger
Marriage: 9 September 1914
Muriel Jane Wells
Theodore J Wells
George Brisbane Wells Jr
Herbert Richard Wells
Arline Wells
Homer Lee Wells

Sources (14)

  • George B Wells, "United States 1950 Census"
  • George Brisbin Wells, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Geo B Wells, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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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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