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George Wells
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1814
Death: Dec. 12, 1904

George Wells, uncle of Dr. Albert A. Wells and Captain Wesley E. Wells, of this city, passed away yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock at his home, one mile west of Stockwell. His death was caused by the infirmities of age. Mr. Wells was born in York county, Pennsylvania, on September 16, 1814. When he reached a suitable age he was sent to Gettysburg to learn the trade of harness making and carriage trimming. The only considerations of his apprenticeship was that he should receive his board and learn the trade. When he attained his majority, having finished his apprenticeship, he went to Frederick City, Maryland, to find employment at his trade. He worked there a short time and then went to Westminster and later to Hagerstown. He came to Indiana in 1837 with his father and located in this city, where he opened a harness shop. He made the first trunk that was made in Lafayette and trimmed the first carriage that was trimmed here. He went to Yorktown in 1840, and two years later settled on a farm. In 1851 he took possession of the farm on which he died. His wife passed away on August 2, 1891, and the following children survive: Mrs. David Lucas, Mrs. Mary Funk and Charles W. Wells.  
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Wells (1771 - 1843)
  Margaret Ross Wells (____ - 1831)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Wells (1802 - 1899)*
  James Wells (1804 - 1870)*
  Henry Wells (1807 - 1890)*
  Edward W Wells (1812 - 1892)*
  George Wells (1814 - 1904)
  Margaret A Wells Lamb (1818 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Stockwell
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Row 19
 
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Jul 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11290758
George Wells
Added by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
 
George Wells
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Mr. Wells united with the Methodist church at Gettysburg, Penn., when he was nineteen years old and remained an active member of the church until his death. He served for years as an officer of the church and was one of its most liberal supporters. He w...(Read more)
- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Jul. 4, 2005
 
 
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