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John Shelby Wells, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1859
Fulton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1940
Anderson County
Texas, USA

John Shelby Wells was born Feb 5, 1859 in what was then Izard County, Arkansas; later it became Fulton County. His parents were John Wells and Mahala Caroline Isenhower.

On Nov 3, 1883, he married Itasca Trifinia Cox at Belva, Scott Co., Arkansas near Ione.

Their children: Albert Leroy, Cora Ethel, Ola Caroline, William Ray, Luna C., and Zelma Pearl.

Mr. J.S. Wells, 81, died Monday night, Dec. 23, 1940, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Trigg, at Salmon.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Guiceland Cemetery with Rev. Lester Burdick, pastor of the Elkhart Church of Christ, officiating.

Survivors include a son, Ray Wells, of Salmon; three daughters, Mrs. Ola Gaines, Salmon, Mrs. Zelma Dunnam, Grapeland, and Mrs. Cora Trigg of Salmon; 16 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

((Palestine Herald-Press Dec 24, 1940)
Note: Mr. Wells was preceded in death by his wife, Itasca Trifinia "Ida" Cox Wells in 1938. (bio by: Bernard-Trigg) 
Family links: 
  John Shelby Wells (1832 - 1923)
  Itasca Trifinia Cox Wells (1863 - 1938)*
  Cora Ethel Wells Trigg (1886 - 1941)*
  William Ray Wells (1889 - 1962)*
  Ola Wells Gaines (1897 - 1990)*
  Zelma Pearl Wells Dunnam (1901 - 1989)*
  Mary Jane Wells Cox (1856 - 1887)*
  John Shelby Wells (1859 - 1940)
  Sophronia Josephine Wells Kelley (1866 - 1888)*
  Isaac J. Wells (1866 - 1888)*
  Samuel Akin Wells (1874 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Revelation 22 - 21
Guiceland Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Created by: Dale Leazer
Record added: Mar 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13703922
John Shelby Wells, Jr
Added by: Bernard-Trigg
John Shelby Wells, Jr
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