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William Guy Wells
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1859
Death: 1927

Wiliam Guy Wells, a prominent attorney and cousellor-at-law of Pottsville, was born in the town where he is now professionally engaged, the date of his nativity having been March 7, 1859. He is a son of William B. and Anna M. (Kram) Wells, the former of whom was born in Susquehanna County, in 1822. The father was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War and from 1848 until the time of his death in 1896, was a practicing attorney of Pottsville. The mother died in 1903, at the age of sixty-eight years. The family consisted of four sons and a daughter, three of whom are now living. The eldest, Bard, a mining engineer by profession, died in 1892, at the age of thirty-seven years, leaving besides his widow tow children, Margery H. and William B., both of whom are not grown to maturity. Susan, the daughter, is the wife of Dr. George F. Whitney, a practicing physician of Orange, NJ. George K., a civil engineer, died in Sept. 1905, leaving a widow and a son, Oliver. Frank, the youngest is a commission agent of Philadelphia. The subject of this sketch is the second child in order of birth. He received such educational advantages as were offered by the public schools of his home borough, and then matriculated at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. His graduation in that institution occurred in 1880 and for two years thereafter he was engaged in pedagogic work. Then he entered his father's office and began the study of law, being admitted to the bar in 1886. Since that time he has been continuously engaged in his professional practice and has become a leading member of the Schuylkill County bar. His especial work is along the line of disputed titles of land and in cases involving real estate transactions. Politically Mr. Wells is independent, although he generally votes the Republican ticket, but he has never aspired to offices of public trust. His church connections are with the Episcopal congregations, and he is a devout communicant in the Pottsville parish of that denomination. His fraternal affiliations are with but one lodge, Girard No. 53, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is a past grand. He has never married. The Wells family were among the early settlers of Connecticut, whence a portion of the descendants emigrated to northern Pennsylvania before the Revolution. The family record also shows a participation of some members in the Continental Army in its operations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, taking part, in the latter state, in the Battle of Wyoming. 
 
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 Parents:
  William B Wells (1822 - 1896)
  Anna M Kram Wells (1835 - 1903)
 
 Siblings:
  Bard Wells (1856 - 1880)*
  William Guy Wells (1859 - 1927)
  Susan Emily Wells Whitney (1862 - 1922)*
  George Kram Wells (1866 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Charles Baber Cemetery
Pottsville
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Nov 27, 2009
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