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 Roberta “Birdie” <I>Wells</I> Wells

Roberta “Birdie” Wells Wells

Death 26 Mar 1968 (aged 75)
Burial Bluff Spring, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 87019951 · View Source
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Father: Elic Wells
Mother: Lucy Ann Dickerson/Dickinson/Dickenson Wells
Sister: Ivy Wells
Brother: Samuel Wells

Wife of Wheeler W. Wells

Known Children (8):
Burno Lewis Wells
Barney Wells
Bennie Wells
Bessie Pauline Wells Miller
Beatrice Wells
Bernard Wells
Thomas and Paul Wells - both died in infancy

Roberta and Wheeler were cousins. Wheeler's father. James Benjamin Wells, was the brother of Roberta's grandfather, Jonah Whitfield Wells.

The 1910 census shows Roberta "Birdie" (17) and Wheeler (19) had been married for 2 years and Roberta had one childbirth with no children living. This was Thomas Elick Wells.

The 1920 census shows Charley (30) and Roberty (26) living in West Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky with the following children:
Bennie (8), Bernard (6), Barney (4), Burno (2 1/2), and Beatrice (9months)

The 1930 census shows Wheeler W. (39) and Roberta (37) living in Kirkmansville, Todd County, Kentucky with the following children:
Bennie F. (18), Bernard (17), Barney (14), Burns (12), Beatris (11), and Bessie (9)

The 1940 Census has W.W. (50) married, head of household, a farmer, living in Christian County, Kentucky and his son Bernard (27) and his wife Evoline (17) living with him. The 1940 Census in Todd County, shows Roberta (48), married, living with Burno (22) who is Head of Household and single. Also found living with Burno are his brother, Bennie (28) single, sister Beatrice (21) and single, also his brother in law Bernie Miller, (24) married to Bessie (19) and their two children, William (2) and Mary Ann Miller (4months).

From my Aunt Hazel and Brenda, Ma Wells (Roberta) lived with Burno and Ethelene when Brenda was born in 1946. Then Aunt Brenda says that Ma & Pa Wells lived back together until probably mid 1950s.

Obit from Kentucky New Era - Tuesday, March 26, 1968

Mrs. Roberta Wells, 75, of Route 6 died this morning at Jennie Stuart Hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks.

Services will be held at 2pm Thursday at the Johnson Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Hale Cemetery. Friends may call at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home after noon Wednesday.

Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Bernie Miller and Miss Beatrice Wells, both of the county; four sons, Bernard of Greenville, Bennie of the county, and Barney and Burno Wells of the city.

She was born Sept 17, 1892, daughter of Elic and Lucy Dickerson Wells.

**Note** The date of birth does not match on headstone and what the KNE says - I will look into this.

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  • Created by: Brandy Wells Murray
  • Added: 18 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87019951
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roberta “Birdie” Wells Wells (7 Sep 1892–26 Mar 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87019951, citing Hale Cemetery, Bluff Spring, Christian County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Brandy Wells Murray (contributor 47722656) .