William Watson Wells

15 May 1883–29 August 1945 (Age 62)
Algoma, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Watson

When William Watson Wells was born on 15 May 1883, in Algoma, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Watson Wells, was 24 and his mother, Laura Arabella Curtis, was 21. He married Elizabeth Rebecca Cope on 26 February 1903, in Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 29 August 1945, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62.

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William Watson Wells
Elizabeth Rebecca Cope
Marriage: 26 February 1903
Freda Elizabeth Wells
William Watson Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1903Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act
    Age 3
    In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario
    Age 23
    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born
    Age 51
    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    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 (10)

    • Wm W Wells in household of Wm W Wells, "Canada Census, 1901"
    • Wm Watson Wells, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Wm Watson Wells, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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