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Heber Manning Wells
Birth: Aug. 11, 1859
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1938
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Politician. First Governor of Utah, from 1896 to 1905. His mother was one of Daniel Wells' six plural wives and Heber was one of his thirty-six children. In 1877, he became tax collector of Salt Lake City. He was appointed City Recorder in 1882 and served in that position throughout the rest of the decade. He was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1895, and upon election, presided over the transition of Utah from territorial status to statehood. As Utah's first governor, his two terms were devoted to setting up the machinery of state government. He took special interest in promoting economic development without abusing the state's natural resources. In 1925 Wells was appointed Treasurer of the United States Shipping Board Fleet Corporation and served in that capacity in Washington, D. C. until his retirement in 1933. He returned to Salt Lake City, where he died of a stroke. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Hanmer Wells (1814 - 1891)
  Martha Givens Harris Wells (1832 - 1908)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elizabeth Beatie Wells (1858 - 1888)*
  Teresa Clawson Wells (1855 - 1897)*
  Emily Katz Wells (1872 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Manning Beatie Wells (1884 - 1889)*
  Heber Daniel Wells (1886 - 1918)*
  Mary Beatie Wells (1888 - 1910)*
  Florence Wells (1895 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Daniel Hamner Wells (1849 - 1926)**
  Abbie Corilla Wells Young (1852 - 1930)**
  Frances Louisa Wells (1852 - 1944)**
  Emma Whitney Wells (1853 - 1878)**
  Junius Free Wells (1854 - 1930)**
  Rulon Seymour Wells (1854 - 1941)**
  Mary Minerva Wells Whitney (1854 - 1935)**
  Luna Pamela Wells (1856 - 1857)**
  Emily Harris Wells Grant (1857 - 1908)*
  Susan Annette Wells Culmer (1857 - 1929)**
  Emeline Young Wells (1857 - 1941)**
  Lucy Ann Wells (1858 - 1859)**
  Eliza Free Lyde Wells (1859 - 1940)**
  Heber Manning Wells (1859 - 1938)
  Brigham Wells (1859 - 1863)**
  Elizabeth Ann Wells Cannon (1859 - 1942)**
  Preston Strait Wells (1861 - 1861)**
  Clara Ellen Wells Hedges (1862 - 1946)**
  Joseph Smith Wells (1862 - 1916)*
  Louisa Martha Wells Cannon (1862 - 1887)**
  Ephraim Willard Wells (1863 - 1863)**
  Gershom Britain Finley Wells (1864 - 1944)**
  Melvin Dickinson Wells (1867 - 1941)**
  Wilford Woodruff Wells (1868 - 1868)**
  Victor Pennington Wells (1868 - 1927)**
  Charles Henry Wells (1870 - 1944)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Jul 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14813508
Heber Manning Wells
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Heber Manning Wells
Added by: Thomas Fisher
 
Heber Manning Wells
Added by: Dr. Bob Schneider
 
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