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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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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
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
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 Albert Bacheller WELLS  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 Joel Cheney WELLS  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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birth1846 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 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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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 Wells M 6y Massachusetts
George W Wells M 19y Connecticut
1865 Massachusetts Census
marriage1869 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 Number: 004271396
Image Number: 00617
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George W Wells M 23 Connecticut
Mary E Wells F 22 Massachusetts
1870 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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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 States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Rhode Island, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Page: 171
Page Letter: C
Entry Number: 385
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0566
GS Film number: 1254566
Digital Folder Number: 004241648
Image Number: 00160
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self George W. Wells M 34 Connecticut, United States
Wife Mary E. Wells F 32 Massachusetts, United States
Son Chancey M. Wells M 9 Massachusetts, United States
Son Albert B. Wells M 7 Massachusetts, United...Read MORE...


1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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1900 Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Name: George W Wells
Titles and Terms:
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 Children:
Years Married: 30
Birth Date: Apr 1847
Birthplace: Connecticut
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1870
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 43A
Household ID: 809
Line Number: 8
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240694
Digital Folder Number: 004114468
Image Number: 00321
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head George W Wells M 53 ...Read MORE...


1900 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
Near the Common, Woodstock, Conn.
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
A Village Street, Woodstock, Conn.
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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 few people in Massachusetts know that in the town of Southbridge there is located the largest optical goods manufactury in the United States, if not the largest in the world.

Nearly 1500 hands are employed in this industry in Southbridge, producing over 3,000,000 pairs of specatacles and eyeglasses yearly and 3,500,000 spectacle and eyeglass lenses in the same period.

Nearly $600,000 in wages is paid annually.

About $700,000 worth of gold and silver is used every year in the manufacture of these goods, and something in excess of 110 tons ...Read MORE...


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

Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
North Woodstock Near Store, 1903
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
Plaine Hill Woodstock, 1903
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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: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Sheet Number and Letter: 19B
Household ID:
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374643
Digital Folder Number: 004330111
Image Number: 00051
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Geo W Wells M 65 Connecticut
Wife Mary C Wells F 58 Massachusetts
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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 Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Maria Cheney
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Additional Relatives:
Spouse's Name:
Reference ID: 276
GS Film number: 2399154
Frame Number:
Digital Folder Number: 4284120
Image Number: 01314

'Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915,' index and images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ N476-M5B : accessed 23 Dec 2013), George Washington Wells, 1912.
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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 later developed as a result, have been fatal.

As president of the American Optical Company and as a active officer and director in many Massachusetts banks and corporations, Mr Wells formed a very wide circle of business acquaintances.

George W Wells was born at Woodstock, Conn., April 15, 1846. He was descended from English stock, his ancestors on both sides having come from England less than a score of years after the landing of the Mayflower.

The boyhood days of Mr Wells were spent on the farm at the family homestead in Woodstock....Read MORE...


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The Boston Globe
Boston, Massachusetts
Monday September 30, 1912


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