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Estell Wells

Estell Wells

Male 1914 - 1994  (79 years)

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  • Name Estell Wells  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 3 Apr 1914  Elliott Cnty, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Transportation - Railroad car manufacturing 
    Died 14 Feb 1994  Chesapeake, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Rome Proctorville Cem, Proctorville, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I13077  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2015 

    Family Glenna Bell Adkins,   b. 28 Apr 1918, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1959, Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1938  Lawrence Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    +1. Earl Ray Wells,   b. Abt 1939, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Brenda Gail Wells
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F4759  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1920 census records "Estle" Wells, 5, born in Kentucky, living with his parents Robert and Lucy Wells, both 47, and numerous siblings, including a brother, "Orvil" Wells, 9. 1920 U.S. Census, Little Fork Prct, Elliott Cnty, KY (T 625, Roll 567, stamped p. 209B). [One indexer has spelled his name "Esthe."]
    • The 1930 census lists "Estill Wells," 15, born in KY, living with his parents Robert and Lucy, along with 3 siblings, including a brother, "Orville Wells," 19. Both brothers were farm laborers. 1930 U.S. Census, Bruin Prct, Elliott Cnty, KY (T626, Roll 741, stamped p. 253).
    • On 1 Nov 1938, "Estell Wells" and Glenna Adkins were married in Lawrence Cnty, OH. The marriage license application (Lawrence Cnty, OH, cert. 24888, p. 218) states that, as of 3 April 1938, "Estel" was 24 years old; that he was born in Elliott Cnty, KY, and that his parents were Robert Wells and Lucy Porter. The license application further states that Glenna Adkins was 20 yrs old on 28 April 1938; that she was born in Scottown, OH, and that her parents were Jeff Adkins and "Alice" Rowe.
    • The 1940 census records that "Estelle Wells," 26, born in KY, was living with his wife "Mae" [sic], 22 [sic], born in Ohio, and their son Earl Ray, 6 months, born in Ohio. Estell was a carpenter for a "local contractor." Living next door to them were his brother "Orville Wells," 29, born in KY, and his wife "Mary"[sic]," 24 [sic], born in Ohio, together with two children: "Deloris," 4, and Lucy Ellen, 1, both born in Ohio. Orville worked in a "glass plant" as a glass blower. Living next to them were their in-laws, Jefferson Adkins, 53, and "Annice," 47, both born in Ohio, as well as a daughter "Glenna" [sic], 21, also born in OH. Jefferson was a farm laborerer. 1940 U.S. Census [recorded 17 Apr 1940], Union Twsp, Lawrence Cnty, OH (T 627, Roll 3097, stamped p. 531). Or see: [One has to assume that the census taker must have been very confused by that facts that brothers were married to sisters, and all were living next door to the in-laws, and may have been present in different homes on census day.]
    • The Social Security Death Index provides that Estell Wells (SSN 234-18-7471; issued by WV) was born 3 Apr 1914 and died 14 Feb 1994 while residing in Lawrence Cnty, OH. An Ohio death index adds that he was a widower and was employed in the transportation industry, working on railroads.
    • Estell's Ohio death certificate (No. 013050; filed 17 Feb 1994) records that he was born 3 Apr 1914 in Elliott Cnty, KY, and that he died 14 Feb 1994 at his home in Chesapeake, Lawrence Cnty, OH. It further provides that he was a widower, his father was Robert Lee Wells, and his mother was Lucy Porter. It also notes that he was an "operator" working in the railroad car manufacuturing industry. Disposition was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, OH. Information in the certificate was provided by his brother, Earl R. Wells, who lived next door to Estell.
    • Research Notes:
      There is an "Estil Wells," born in Kentucky 13 Jan 1912, died in 20 Sep 1982, and buried in Pulaski Cnty, IN, with his wife, Bertie, who should not be confused with this Estell Wells. See: Ancestry's Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999; the 1940 U.S. Census, Kanawha Twsp, Fayette Cnty, WV (T 627, Roll 4402, p. 7A; ED 10-31); and The National Archives, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, database online at

  • Sources 
    1. [S778] OH Marriages - 3 |, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, ), (LDS Film 001574156).

    2. [S686] OH Census 1940, Lawrence|, Ohio, Lawrence Cnty, 1940 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T627, Roll 3097, p. 531).

    3. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate, (OH cert. # 013050).

    4. [S711] OH Deaths - 3 |, Ohio Dep't of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, (Ohio Dep't of Health, Columbus, OH; online database, and at:

    5. [S103] FindaGrave|,, (, 149768164.