Ernest Nicholas Wells

Ernest Nicholas Wells

Birth
Readstown, Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 25 Feb 1943 (aged 67)
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Burial Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lot 2, Bl 123, sp 4
Memorial ID 110596473 · View Source
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Marcus News
Marcus Cherokee Co., IA Thur 4 Mar 1943 p1 c5

Ernest N. Wells Passes Away At Sioux City

Ernest Nicholas Wells, son of Nicholas T. and Jane Parker Wells, was born at Reedstown, Wis., Nov. 19, 1875 being the second of a family of five children. Death cam to end his suffering on February 25th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vincent Richards in Sioux City. He had been bed-fast for about 5 weeks.

He came to Iowa, when he was a young child, with his parents and a permanent home was established on a farm in Cherokee County. here he received his education in county schools and Cherokee High School. For several years he was associated with his father in business on the farm and as a stock buyer and feeder.

May 3, 1905, Mr. Wells was united in marriage with Leone Stowe, at Gambriel, Iowa, her parental home. The death of his beloved wife, May 27, 1941, ended a happy marriage of 36 years.

In 1909, they purchased a farm 6 miles from Marcus, moving there from the original home near Pierson. In 1919 they retired to the town of Marcus and resided there until 1926 when they moved to Sioux City.

Four children came to gladden the home, Dean and Dorothy who survive. Leland passed away Jan. 9, 1942 and Orren died in early childhood.

For many years, Mr. Wells was an earnest and willing worker in the Marcus M.E. Church of which he was a member. At the time of his passing he was a member of St. James Methodist Church of Sioux City.

He was an honest, kindly and considerate father and friend whose presence and quiet humor, we shall greatly miss.


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  • Maintained by: Lee Richards
  • Originally Created by: Brenda Halseth
  • Added: 15 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110596473
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Nicholas Wells (19 Nov 1875–25 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110596473, citing Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lee Richards (contributor 48546609) .