Thomas Hastings Wells

Brief Life History of Thomas Hastings

When Thomas Hastings Wells was born on 13 May 1938, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, George Lewis Wells Jr., was 31 and his mother, Ida Mae Moore, was 32. He lived in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Burton, Burton Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1950. He died on 28 March 2016, in Willowick, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mentor, Lake, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Hastings Wells
1938–2016
Lilli Samulkewitsch
1941–2012

Sources (8)

  • Thomas H Wells, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Thomas H, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Thomas Hastings Wells, "Find a Grave Index"

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1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1947 · Ohio's First Television station

WEWS-TV first signed on the air on December 17 and was the first commercially licensed television station in Ohio. It has been the only station in Cleveland that has held the same frequency, ownership, and call letters since its initial sign-on. The first broadcast on the station was a Christmas pageant run by the Cleveland Press. 

1959 · Boddie Recording Company

The Boddie Recording Company was a musical recording company that helped low income artists put their music on records. It was started by Thomas and Louise Boddie out of their home in 1959 and operated until 1984. It offered a full-service operation that no one in the city could match.

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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