Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Wells


The  Shelbyville  News
January 30, 2007
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Richard L. Wells, 71, of Shelbyville died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007.
Born Sept. 30, 1935, in Shelbyville, s/o  Roscoe and Clariece (Yaley) Wells.
Married  Carole Szymanski  on Dec. 24, 1992; she survives.
Other survivors:  four sons,  Joe Wells of Greenwood,  Rick Wells  and  David Wells, both of Shelbyville, and  Tony Wells  of Greenwood; two stepsons,  Jeremiah Conner  and  David Joseph Conner; three brothers,  Larry Wells  of Naperville, Ill., Terry Wells  and  Dennis Wells, both of Shelbyville; one sister, Judy Talbert of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by his parents; one son, Darryl Wells; one brother, Sug Wells; and one grandson, Coty Hieftje.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident.
Bus driver for Shelbyville Central Schools for 28 years, retiring in 2000, and drove the Golden Bear bus for several years.  Employed with the Shelby County Highway Department for three years, retiring in 2003.
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Member of the American Legion Post No. 70 and former member of Teamsters Union.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Burial:  Miller Cemetery in Shelby County, with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 1, 1992
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          Darryle E. (Shorty) Wells,  31, St. Paul, died Friday, at his home.  He was born August 23, 1960, in Shelby County, the son of  Richard L. and  Dena (Wagoner) Wells.  Survivors include his fiancee,  Shawn Horock,  St. Paul; his father,  Richard L. Wells; four brothers,  David Wells,  Flat Rock,  Joseph Wells,  Indianapolis,  Richard A. Wells  and  Anthony Wells,  both of Shelbyville; a sister,  Mrs. David (Jana) Favors,  Shelbyville; a stepbrother,  Eric Berterum,  Shelbyville; and two grandmothers,  Florine Wagoner,  Manilla and  Clariece Wells,  Shelbyville.  Services at the Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with burial in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
26 Sep 1983
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          Services for  Edgar Wells,  65, Waldron Health Care Center, and formerly Heritage House Convalescent Center, who died Sunday morning at W.S. Major Hospital where he had been a patient seven days, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the mortuary.
          Mr. Wells was a retired auto mechanic.  A son of  Elmer and  Dessie (Rouse) Wells,  he was born March 14, 1918, in Fairland.  Surviving are daughters,  Mrs. James (Joyce) Roberts,  R. R. 1, St. Paul, and  Mrs. Edward (Rose) Asper,  Boonesboro, Md., and  Mrs. Lynette Pittman,  Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters,  Mrs. Lucille Bowman  and  Mrs. Edith Henderson,  both from Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Beatrice Myers,  Osgood; and a brother,  Harrison Wells,  Shelbyville.  Two children preceded in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 7, 1947
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Wells Baby Is Buried
At Marion Cemetery
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          A daughter born early Saturday at the Major hospital to  Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wells,  whose home is two miles north of Shelbyville, died two hours after birth, and burial services for the infant were held in the afternoon at Marion cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.  The little girl was named  Rosemary.
          Besides the parents she is survived by a brother and the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wells,  of Marion township, and  Mr. and Mrs. Everett Grinstead,  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 10, 1947
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FORMER  CITY  RESIDENT  DIES
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Rites Here Tuesday For Morgan H. Wells, 70
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          Morgan H. Wells, 70, a resident of Shelbyville for many years, died at 12:55 Saturday at the Miami Valley Hospital at Dayton, Ohio.  His home was a 49 South First Street, Fairfield, Ohio.
          For 25 years he made his home at 232 West Pennsylvania Street in this city, and he was employed for many years as a woodworker at the old Davis-Birely table factory.  For the past 24 years he had been employed at Patterson Field, near Dayton.
          He was married to Kathryn Hoffman, of Shelby county, and the widow survives with a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ochs, and two grandchildren.  Mr. Wells was a member of the First Methodist Church here, and funeral services will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home in this city at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. W. E. Burkher and Rev. N. I. Schoolfield will officiate.  Burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


A  Johnson  County  Newspaper
Circa 1946
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CAR  STRUCK  BY  TRAIN
IN  NIGHT  CRASH

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Mrs. Nat C. Wells Dies Of Injuries
After Car Is Smashed On Main Edinburgh Crossing
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          EDINBURGH, Feb. 15 --- Mrs. Nat C. Wells,  age about 66, of Edinburgh, died at 11:15 o'clock Friday morning at Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus as a result of injuries suffered when the automobile in which she was a passenger was struck by a train on the Main Cross street crossing in Edinburgh at about 11:02 o'clock Thursday night.
          Riding as the only passenger in a car driven by her husband, Mrs. Wells was thrown from the back seat of the vehicle when a north-bound troop train traveling through Edinburgh caught the rear end of the automobile as it crossed in front of the moving locomotive.  Her husband was uninjured.
          Mr. and Mrs. Wells had attended the Republican card party given at the  A. W. Kellams  home last night.  They had taken  Mrs. Aerial Dorsey  to her home at 104 North Walnut street, on the west side of the Pennsylvania right-of-way.  Returning to their home on East Main Cross street necessitated their crossing the tracks again.
          According to statements made by Mr. Wells, he stopped for the crossing, saw the head-light of the train but thought thte train had halted the Pennsylvania depot one block south.
          When he proceeded across the tracks the engine of the moving train hit the right rear end of the automobile, whirling it around until it came to a stop against a tree near the U.S.O., only a few yards from the Wells residence.  The automobile remained upright but Mrs. Wells was hurled from the car.
En route to Camp Atterbury
          The troop train was enroute to Camp Atterbury, and did not stop at the local dept.  No estimate was given as to its rate of speed at the time of the accident.
          Officers Forrest Huntsman  and  Tracey Dunham  investigated the accident.  According to statements made to them by the engineer,  F. J. Campbell, of Indianapolis, and Conductor C. H. Mitchell  of Louisville, Ky., the crew did not know they had struck anything.
          It was their opinion that no impact was felt because of the icy condition of the streets; that when the engine hit the car it slid it around on the ice without any jolt being felt.
Sees Warning Signal
          The engineer stated that the train proceeded to the Morgan Canning Company factory, where he saw a warning flickering, a signal that something was wrong back of them.  He stated he backed the train until the engine was about at the Cutsinger elevator, where he and the conductor alighted from the train and started walking back to the Main Cross street intersection.  There they saw the wrecked car.
          Police were unable to give any estimate of the damage to the Buick sedan except to say that the whole rear end was completely demolished, with the frame-work twisted and bent.
          The Wells residence is a few years east of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Had the car crossed the tracks a few seconds earlier the family would have been in their own garage before the troop train reached that intersection.
          A life-long resident of this section Mrs. Wells was born in Brown county the daughter of  Grammer Hutchinson  and  Mary Richardson Hutchinson [Hutchison].
          She married Mr. Wells in 1901 and had lived in Edinburg since that date.  There were no children born to the nion but besides her widower she is survived by four brothers and one sister.  These include  Charles Hutchinson  of Morgantown,  Seward,  Leonard  and  Newt Hutchinson  all of Edinburg, and  Mrs. Addie Parsley  of Trafalgar, rural route.  Another brother, William, died in Muncie last June.
          Several nieces and nephews, including  Dale Hutchinson  of Franklin, also survive.
          During life Mrs. Wells was active in community and church affairs.  She was president of the Eureka Aid Society, and a member of the Missionary society, Live Wire class and Order of Eastern Star.
          The body has been removed to the Mutz funeral home and friends may call there for further information.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 13, 1944
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DR. WELLS, 73,
PHYSICIAN  OF  COUNTY,
IS  DEAD
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Prominent Fairland Physician Dies At Major Hospital
After Illness Of Seven Months
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          Dr. M. M. Wells, 73, prominent Fairland physician, died at 2 p.m. Thursday at Major Hospital after an illness of seven months.
          He had been actively engaged in the practice of medicine in Shelby county from the time he located in Fairland forty years ago until he became ill.
          The Shelby county physician was a native of Orange county where he was born February 23, 1871, the son of  Jesse A. and Elizabeth Parks Wells.  In 1904 Dr. Wells was graduated from the Medical College of Indiana located at Indianapolis.
          His marriage to  Miss Della C. Gordon  took place March 4, 1904.  To this union one son, Gordon  was born.  The son died when three years old.  Mrs. Wells died several years ago and on June 30, 1926 Dr. Wells was married to  Miss Dora Hazelrigg.  Her death occurred October 31, 1937.
          Dr. Wells was a member of the Fairland Methodist Church of which he served as secretary-treasurer for forty years; the Sugar Creek Masonic lodge, and Modern Woodmen, of Shelbyville.  He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association and the Shelby County Medical Society.
          He served as trustee of Brandywine township for two terms, 1918 to 1922 and from 1932 to 9136.
          Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. George Free, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. Ed Pittmann, of Sugar Creek township; and a cousin, Miss Frances Parks, who had resided at his home for the past seven years.  He also leaves four nieces and three nephews.
          Funeral services will be announced later by C. F. Fix & Son, pending word from the sister in Iowa.
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Ibid.
Saturday October 14, 1944
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DR. WELLS'  RITES  WILL  BE  ON  SUNDAY
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Funeral Will Be Conducted At Fairland Church
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          Funeral services for  Dr. M. M. Wells, prominent Fairland physician, who died Thursday, will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Fairland Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. O. Carnes, former pastor, and the Rev. James Cox, pastor, officiating.
          Interment in charge of C. F. Fix & Son will be made on the family lot in the Fairland cemetery.  The Sugar Creek Masonic lodge, of which Dr. Wells was a member, will participate in rites at the grave.
          The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Friends also may call at the Fix mortuary until 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
          Dr. Wells was a veteran of the first World war, having served as a first lieutenant in the medical corps.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Jane*



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday May 26, 1938
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WELLS FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY
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Mrs. Rebecca Wells, 72,
Dies at Home of Son Near Carthage
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          Mrs. Rebecca A. Wells, age 72, passed away at the home of her son,  Chandis Wells, four miles west of Carthage, in Hancock County, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. She had been seriously ill for the past four weeks and death was attributed to complications.
          Mrs. Wells resided at 311 Howard street, this city, until she went to live with her son, in February.
          The deceased was born in Shelby county May 20, 1866, and was the daughter of  Joseph and  Sarah Walker Woods. On March 1, 1888, she married Oliver Wells, who died in June, 1937. Two of the three children born to the union survive. They are the son, at whose home she died, and one daughter, Mrs. Russell Hunt, of Peru.
          Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Albert Main, of Shelbyville, and Mrs. Mamie Mallory, of south of this city; two brothers,  Bert Woods, of near Morristown, and  William Woods, of Florida; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
          Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at the Vine street M.P. church, of which she was a member.  The Rev. James M. Baker, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, October 30, 1937
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RITES  SUNDAY
Funeral For Mrs. M. M. Wells Planned
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Dora H. Wells, 62, wife of  Dr. M. M. Wells  of Fairland, who died at her home in Fairland at 3 p.m. Friday, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home.
          The Rev. A. Burns, pastor of the Christian church of Knightstown, and the Rev. W. A. Hartsaw of the Fairland M. E. church will officiate and burial will be in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Wells' death followed a five weeks illness due to cerebral apoplexy.  She had been a resident of Fairland for the past eleven years.  The deceased was born in Greensburg, December 8, 1873 and the daughter of  William  and  Elizabeth Jane Ownby Hazelrigg.  Her marriage to Dr. Wells took place June 30, 1926.  There were no children.
          Survivors besides the husband are three sisters, Miss Frane Hazelrigg  and  Mrs. John W. [Lou] Patterson, both of Greensburg and  Mrs. Zella Tomlinson, who made her home with her sister, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Wells was a member of the Adams Christian church, Fairland Chapter, No. 359 Order of Eastern Star and the Fairland Women's Afternoon Club.
[Buried Fairland Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Jane*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday June 28, 1937
Page 1 column 5
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OLIVER  WELLS,  HURT  IN  FALL,
DIES  AT  HOME
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Ill Three Weeks Suffering From Concussion;
Funeral to Be Held Tuesday
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          Oliver A. Wells, 75, died at his home, 311 Howard street at 8:40 o’clock Saturday night from injuries received in a fall from the roof of his home three weeks ago.
          Mr. Wells received a concussion in the fall.
          Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home. The Rev. J. M. Baker, pastor of the Vine Street Methodist Protestant church will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
WIDOW, CHILDREN SURVIVE
          Mr. Wells was the son of  Samuel and  Martha Richey Wells and was born in Decatur county January 31, 1862.  His marriage to Miss Rebecca Woods took place March 1, 1880.  Two of the three children born to them survive.
          They are Chandis E. Wells of Carthage and Mrs. Russell Hunt of Peru, Indiana.  Nine grandchildren also survive, with the widow, and one brother, Morgan Wells of Dayton, Ohio.
          Mr. Wells had lived in Shelbyville for the past twenty-five years.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Kokomo  Tribune
August 6, 1934
Page 10
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AGED  WOMAN  IS  KILLED
WHEN  AUTO  WHEEL  BREAKS
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Shelbyville, Ind., Aug 5
          Mrs. Eliza Wells, 75, of Shelbyville was instantly killed today when the wheel of the car in which she was riding broke and the machine overturned twice on state road 29, north of here.  Sylvester Dwiggins, her son-in-law was driving the car.  Mrs. Dwiggins  received cuts about the head.  Dwiggins and two sons were not injured.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin
Ibid.
Aug 6, 1934
Page 2
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          Mrs. Eliza Wells, 75, of Shelbyville, died of a broken neck sustained when the auto in which she was riding overturned twice on state road 29 north of Shelbyville.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 23, 1923
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DEATH  OCCURRED  TUESDAY  NIGHT
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Mrs. Della Wells, Wife of Dr. M. M. Wells,
Died At The Home In Fairland
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  ON  FRIDAY
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          Mrs. Della Wells, wife of  Dr. M. M. Wells, died at the home in Fairland, Tuesday night at 11:15 o'clock after only a week's illness caused from pneumonia.  Mrs. Wells was 45 years, seven months and one day of age at the time of her passing.  Her death comes as a severe shock to her many friends and relatives.
          The deceased was one of the most prominent women of Fairland and had been very actively engaged in lodge and church work.  She had filled all offices in the order of the Eastern Star and also the Pythian Sisters.  She was a most affable woman and will be missed by a large circle of friends.
          On March 2, 1904, she was united in marriage to Dr. M. M. Wells and to this union one child was born, who died when but three years old.  Besides the husband she leaves the father, T. C. Gordon, of this city, one sister, Mrs. Walter Bassett, north of town, two brothers, Chester Gordon, of Shelbyville, and  Percy Gordon, of Marion township.
          Funeral services will be held at the Fairland M. E. church on Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. G. J. Pickett officiating.  Interment will be made in the Fairland cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.  The Pythian Sisters will take part in the services.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Jane*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 11, 1922
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THOMAS  WELLS  DIED  SATURDAY
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Former Resident of Shelby County
Passed Away at Hospital in Columbus
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WAS  INJURED  IN  ACCIDENT
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          Funeral services were held today at Columbus for  John Thomas Wells,  age fifty-six years, a former resident of Shelby county.  Burial was made in the Garland Brook cemetery at Columbus.
          Mr. Wells died Saturday morning in the hospital at Columbus, from injuries which he received in a run-away accident at Columbus four weeks ago.  He was on his way to the home of his son,  Thomas Wells,  at Columbus, at the time of the accident.  The horse which he was driving become frightened and started to run.  Mr. Wells was thrown out of his wagon.  Several of his ribs were broken, and his shoulder was injured painfully.
          He had moved from Shelby county to Bartholomew county a few years ago, and had been employed on the farm owned by  George Nading,  near St. Louis Crossing.  He had seen services in the regular army, and was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.  His wife died a number of years ago.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Karen*


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 11, 1920
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FUNERAL  AND  BURIAL
FRIDAY  AFTERNOON
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Aged Resident of Moral
Township Died Suddenly
Wednesday Afternoon.
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(From Thursday's Daily.)
          Funeral services for  David Wells,  prominent resident of Moral township, who died at his home three miles northwest of Fairland, Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, will be held at the Fairland Baptist Church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.  Death was caused from uraemic poisoning with which he had been ill for six months, altho he had not been confined to bed at any time.  His death was very sudden as he had been about the house Wednesday morning, becoming ill near the noon hour.
          Mr. Wells was one of the respected and honored men of the community.  He was born in Virginia, Aug. 6, 1844.  At his death he was aged seventy-five years, six months and twenty-six days.  The greater part of his life had been lived in this community to which he came when very young.  His life was open and straightforward and he has always been the center of admiring friends.
          He was twice-married, both wives having proceded him in death.  The second wife died about ten yeras ago.  Surviving are the four daughters and two sons of the first marriage --  Mrs. Joe Surber,  Indianapolis;  Mrs. Sarah Favors,  Fairmount;  Mrs. George Richardson,  this city;  Mrs. David Sills,  Albert and  David Wells  of Fairland.
          Stewart & Fix, undertakers, are in charge of the funeral and burial.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 12, 1919
Page 1column 4
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INFANT  WELLS
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          James Wells, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells, 739 Main street, Walkerville, died at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the arms of the mother as the babe was being returned to the home from a visit to a physician. Stomach trouble caused the babe’s death.
          Mrs. Wells had taken her child to the office of a doctor for treatment and was told by the physician that the child could not live. As she was returning to her home in Walkerville the child died.  Besides the parents there are four brothers, all at home, who survive.  They are  Harlan,  Paul,  Raymond  and   Chester..  Short funeral services were held at the home at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Burial was made in Forest Hill.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 21, 1918
Page 1 column 2
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INFANT  WELLS
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          Cloris Wells, seven months old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells, died at their home 215 East Taylor street, this city, at 11 o’clock a.m. Monday, January 21. Besides the father and mother, four brothers survive . Mr. and Mrs. John Herron, of Waldron, are grandparents.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2 o’clock p.m. Tuesday, Rev. D. W. Hedrick officiating. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. M. Ewing, of the firm of Wilson & Ewing, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday February 25, 1915
Page 2 column 2
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MRS.  M.  M. WELLS  DIED  IN  CHAIR
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Aged Resident of City Was Sewing When Death Came
For Many Years a Seventh Day Adventist
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(From Thursday’s Daily)
          With her sewing in her lap, Mrs. Martha Wells was found dead this morning in a rocking chair at her home at John and Noble Streets. Her death was probably caused by heart trouble. Mrs. Wells was seventy-four years.
          The deceased was born in Decatur county and had spent all of her life there and in Waldron. She moved to this city last spring, following the death of her husband, Samuel Wells. She had been a Seventh Day Adventist for twenty years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ed Mann, of this city; four sons, William, Oliver, Richard and Morgan, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Barlow, of Waldron; Mrs. Laura Christ, of Adams; four brothers, Samuel and Sneed Richey, of Adams; John Richey, of Milroy, and George Richey, of Kentucky. She also leaves twenty-two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
          The funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday April 21, 1914
Page 1 column 5
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SAMUEL  WELLS  DIED  AT  WALDRON  TODAY
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Well Known Man Victim of Tuberculosis—Suffered For Year
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          Samuel Wells, 77 years, three months and 18 days old, a well known and highly esteemed resident of the southern part of the county, died at his home in Waldron at nine-ten o’clock this morning, from tuberculosis of the lungs.  He had been in failing health for the past year, but did not take to his bed until he had gradually grown weaker until there was no possible chance for his recovery from the ravages of the dread disease.
          Practically all of his life had been spent in this county.  He formerly lived at Boggstown and is well known in Sugar Creek, Brandywine and Hendricks townships.  He moved to Waldron with his wife about five years ago, where he has since resided.
          Mr. Wells was a veteran of the Civil war.  He fought bravely for his country for three years, one month and fifteen days, at the expiration of which time he mustered out and was given an honorable discharge.  He was in Company E, 37th Indiana Volunteers.
          Deceased was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, being a member of the church of that faith at Waldron.  He was a good Christian man and he will be sadly missed by his large circle of friends.
          Besides his aged wife he is survived by four sons— Oliver,  Morgan  and  Richard, of this city and  William, of Monroe County and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Mann, of this city.  The bereaved family will have the sympathy of the county in their great hour of sorrow.
          The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the Adventist church at Waldron, the Elder T. A. Hubbard, of Anderson officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 16, 1913
Page 2 column 1
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Reuben Wells, the little son of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells, died at 5 o’clock Wednesday evening at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Herron, of Middletown.  The boy was born February 2, 1910, and had he lived until the second day of next month would have been three years of age.  The remains were brought to the home of his parents in Walkerville today, and the funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Saturday morning, the Rev. A. W. Conn officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 6, 1911
Page 2 column 2
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Miss Mary Esther Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wells, died at their home in Waldron at 9 o’clock Saturday night, February 4, 1911, of a complication of diseases that arose on account of a growth in her side. She had been suffering only a short time, and her death came as a shock to the family. She was aged thirty-nine years and two months and besides her parents leaves four brothers and two sisters— William,  Oliver,  Richard  and  Morgan Wells,  Mrs. James Woods  and  Mrs. Edgar Mann,  all of this county.  Miss Wells had been seriously ill only since last Thursday.  Saturday she sat at dinner with the rest of the family and enjoyed the meal.  In the afternoon she read the papers and was feeling almost as well as she had for many months until 3 o’clock when the illness that lead so speedily to her death manifested itself.  She had always made her home with her parents and was a kind-hearted Christian girl, loved by all who knew her.  She was a member of the S.D. Adventist church at Waldron, having recently changed her membership from the church of that denomination at Boggstown formerly her home.  The funeral services will be held at the family residence in Waldron at 10 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Thomas Hubbard officiating and interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 24, 1909
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DEATHS – FUNERALS
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          Mason Gordon, the bright little son of  Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, died this morning at one-thirty o'clock, his age being three years, three months and eleven days.  Mason was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Wells and he was a great favorite with all the people who knew him.  He was stricken with an illness, which, on going to the lungs, resulted fatally.  Besides the parents, he is survived by grandparents and other relatives.  The funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine-thirty o'clock in the M. E. Church at Fairland, the Rev. J. W. Dashiel officiating.  The interment will be in the Marion cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
[Buried Fairland Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Jane*


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday June 4, 1907
Page 1 column 5
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(From Monday’s Daily)
          Susan
, wife of Richard Wells, died at their residence in Walkerville at 12:30 today of childbirth. Time and particulars of funeral will be given later by Stewart & Fix, who have charge.
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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday June 3, 1907
Page 1 column 5
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MRS. SUSAN  WELLS  DEAD
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          Mrs. Susan Wells, wife of Richard Wells, of Walkerville, died at twelve thirty today during childbirth. Further particulars will be given by Stewart & Fix, who are in charge of funeral arrangements. (* No later information found—BH)
Contributed by Barb Huff for Dave Wells


The  Morning  Herald
Lexington, Kentucky
October 12, 1903
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FATAL  SHOOTING  OVER  A  DEBT.
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          SHELBYVILLE,  Ind.,  Oct. 11. -- (Associated Press) -- William Wells,  aged sixteen, died today from a bullet would received last evening, alleged to have been fired by  Ola Powers  at Fairland.  The trouble arose over a debt which Wells owed Powers.  It is said that the former while working on an interurban railroad sold his time for $5 and then drew his money from the company before Powers prosented the orders.  Powers at that time was a saloon keeper, and claims that Wells also ran a bill in the name of his undle, which the latter repudiated.  Powers has been arrested.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Daily  Republican
Friday March 23, 1888
Page 1 column 3
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          Ellen, wife of  David Wells  of Moral township, died at 10:30 on March 22, aged 38 years and will be buried at the London cemetery.  Services at the M. E. church at 2 p.m. today, the Rev. Jones officiating. D. B. Wilson funeral director.
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London Cemetery Moral Township
Unmarked Graves
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Sarah Ellen Wells  died March 21, 1888
Wife of  David Wells
Daughter of   John Nugent & Mary E. Brumage
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