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  (b. 15 April 1846 Woodstock, Connecticut, USA   d. 30 September 1912 Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )  

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George Washington WELLS was born 15 April 1846 in Woodstock, Connecticut, USA. George Washington WELLS was the child of John Ward WELLS   and   Maria CHENEY and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Joel CHENEY and Naomi BATCHELLER

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

George Washington  married  Mary Eliza MCGREGORY 25 September 1869 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Mary Eliza MCGREGORY  was born 27 September 1848 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale).  Mary Eliza died 19 June 1924 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville).  Mary Eliza was the child of John MCGREGORY and Emily Esther MASON.

George Washington WELLS died 30 September 1912 in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA .

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  • 1846 Birth
    15 April 1846
    Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
  • 1860 Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
    Name: George W Wells
    Event Type:
    Event Year:
    Event Place:
    Minor Civil Division: The Town Of Woodstock
    Age (Expanded): 14 years
    Birth Year (Estimated):
    Birthplace:
    Gender:
    Page: 147
    Household ID:
    Affiliate Publication Number: M653
    GS Film number: 803093
    Digital Folder Number: 4211352
    Image Number: 00223
    1860 U.S. Census
  • 1865 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Name: George W Wells
    Age (Expanded): 19 years
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Marital Status: Single
    Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Family Number: 203
    Line Number: 38
    GS Film number: 0954383
    Digital Folder Number: 4286766
    Image Number: 00086
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    Hiram C Wells M 34y Connecticut
    Ellen P Wells F 31y Massachusetts
    Edwin P...Read MORE...


    1865 Massachusetts Census
  • 1869 Marriage / Partner
    George Washington WELLS and Mary Eliza MCGREGORY 25 September 1869, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
  • 1870 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Name: George W Wells
    Event Type: Census
    Event Year: 1870
    Event Place: Massachusetts, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 23
    Race: White
    Race (Original): W
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1846-1847
    Birthplace: Connecticut
    Page Number: 8
    Household ID: 64
    Line Number: 22
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M593
    GS Film number: 000552154
    Digital Folder...Read MORE...


    1870 U.S. Census
  • 1870 Birth of Child
    Channing Mcgregory WELLS was born 13 April 1870, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
  • 1872 Birth of Child
    Albert Bacheller WELLS was born 19 November 1872, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
  • 1874 Birth of Child
    Joel Cheney WELLS was born 11 November 1874, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)


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Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of George Washington WELLS

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George Washington WELLS married flag female ancestor Mary Eliza MCGREGORY-- Date: 25 September 1869 Place: Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Mary Eliza MCGREGORY was the child of John MCGREGORY and Emily Esther MASON


Name: George W. Wells
Birth Date: 1846
Birthplace:
Age: 23
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Mcgregory
Spouse's Birth Date: 1847
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 22
Event Date: 25 Sep 1869
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Father's Name: John W. Wells
Mother's Name: Maria
Spouse's Father's Name: Dr. John Mcgregory
Spouse's Mother's Name: Emily
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01160-9
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 2047599
Reference ID: 47

"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ FHV1-SSL : accessed 23 Dec 2013), George W. Wells and Mary E. Mcgregory, 25 Sep 1869.


Children of George Washington WELLS and Mary Eliza MCGREGORY:

flag male ancestor Channing Mcgregory WELLS (b.13 April 1870, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 31 January 1959, Riverside, California, USA)
m. Irene Burt KELLEY 9 November 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

flag photo of ancestor  Albert Bacheller WELLS (b.19 November 1872, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 10 March 1953, San Diego, California, USA)
m. Ethel BURNHAM 18 April 1900 in Evanston, Illinois, USA

flag photo of ancestor  Joel Cheney WELLS (b.11 November 1874, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 6 January 1960, San Diego, California, USA)
m. Florence Winifred MORSE 20 November 1901
m. Marion HOLLISTER 20 July 1942

flag female ancestor Mary Elizabeth WELLS (b.5 May 1878, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA   d. 2 December 1921, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)



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1846 Birth
15 April 1846
Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
1860 Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut
Name: George W Wells
Event Type:
Event Year:
Event Place:
Minor Civil Division: The Town Of Woodstock
Age (Expanded): 14 years
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birthplace:
Gender:
Page: 147
Household ID:
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film number: 803093
Digital Folder Number: 4211352
Image Number: 00223
1860 U.S. Census
1865 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: George W Wells
Age (Expanded): 19 years
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Connecticut
Marital Status: Single
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Family Number: 203
Line Number: 38
GS Film number: 0954383
Digital Folder Number: 4286766
Image Number: 00086
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Hiram C Wells M 34y Connecticut
Ellen P Wells F 31y Massachusetts
Edwin P...Read MORE...


1865 Massachusetts Census
1869 Marriage / Partner
George Washington WELLS and Mary Eliza MCGREGORY 25 September 1869, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1870 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: George W Wells
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1846-1847
Birthplace: Connecticut
Page Number: 8
Household ID: 64
Line Number: 22
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000552154
Digital Folder...Read MORE...


1870 U.S. Census
1870 Birth of Child
Channing Mcgregory WELLS was born 13 April 1870, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1872 Birth of Child
Albert Bacheller WELLS was born 19 November 1872, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1874 Birth of Child
Joel Cheney WELLS was born 11 November 1874, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1878 Birth of Child
Mary Elizabeth WELLS was born 5 May 1878, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)
1879 - George Wells accumulates AO stock
George Wells has accumulates a majority share in the stock of the American Optical Company. Wells builds the A.O. into the largest optical company in the world.
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1880 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: George W. Wells
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Manf. Spectacles
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Birth Date: 1846
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Wells
Spouse's Birthplace: Massachusetts, United...Read MORE...


1880 U.S. Census
1900 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: George W Wells
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Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Southbridge Southbridge town (south of river but north of South St. & Main St.), Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
District: 1678
Gender: Male
Age: 53
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Number of Living...Read MORE...


1900 U.S. Census

Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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1901 - Nearly $600,000. Amount Paid in Wages Annually By Southbridge Firms. Importance and Vastness of the Business of Optical Goods Manufactures.
George W. Wells, Head of the American Optical Company, Says the Proposed French Reciprocity Treaty Would be a Menace to the Industry.

Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, in his much-talked-of reciprocity speech before the Middlesex club, recently, said that in the opinon of those interested in the manufacture of optical goods at Southbridge, the adoption of the new French reciprocity treaty would be a great danger to this industry.

Comparatively...Read MORE...



The Boston Globe
Boston, Massachusetts
Thu, November 21, 1901

Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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1910 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts

Name: Geo W Wells
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
District: 1810
Gender: Male
Age: 65
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1845
Birthplace: Connecticut
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: ...Read MORE...


1910 U.S. Census
Death
Name: George Washington Wells
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 30 Sep 1912
Event Place: Southbridge,,Massachusetts
Residence Place:
Address:
Gender: Male
Age: 66
Marital Status: Married
Occupation:
Birth Date: 15 Apr 1846
Birthplace: Woodstock, Connecticut
Birth Year (Estimated):
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Cemetery:
Father's Name: John W
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's...Read MORE...


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1912 - Death Takes George W. Wells - Head of Amercian Optical Company
Man of Wide Business and Social Interests.

End Comes at His Home in Southbridge.

SOUTHBRIDGE, Sept 30 - George W. Wells, president of the American Optical Company, died of neuritis at his home here today.

Mr Wells had been a sufferer from neuritis since February, 1911. The effots of physicians and specialists at Hot Springs, New York and Mt Clemens failed to give substantial relief, and this infliction, together with complications that...Read MORE...



The Boston Globe
Boston, Massachusetts
Monday September 30, 1912
Added: 12/23/2013 3:04:14 PM - Updated: 11/9/2022 4:59:13 PM

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