Mattie Virgina Wells

1 July 1883–5 July 1961 (Age 78)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mattie Virgina

When Mattie Virgina Wells was born on 1 July 1883, in Mississippi, United States, her father, John Preston Wells, was 37 and her mother, Rowena Louisa Hattox, was 32. She lived in De Leon, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1910 and Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 5 July 1961, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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James Sidney Derrick
Mattie Virgina Wells

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Preston Wells


    Rowena Louisa Hattox




    Jonnie Or James F. Wells



    George W. Wells


    Mary Rebecca Wells


    Henry Washington Wells


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Jennie M Wells in household of John P Wells, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie Derrick in household of Sid Derrick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Derrick in household of J S Derrick, "United States Census, 1910"

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