Lum Elmer Wells

5 August 1909–26 April 1969 (Age 59)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lum Elmer

When Lum Elmer Wells was born on 5 August 1909, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Burl T Wells, was 26 and his mother, Amanda Taylor, was 24. He lived in Magisterial District 5, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 26 April 1969, at the age of 59, and was buried in Baldrock, Laurel, Kentucky, United States.

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 3

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 17

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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 (3)

  • Lum Wells, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wells in household of Burl T Wells, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lum E Wells in household of Burel T Wells, "United States Census, 1930"

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