Edwin Rusha Wells

#5924, b. 5 Apr 1858, d. 28 Jul 1922
Last Edited:15 Nov 2010
FatherWilliam Wells b. 26 Jun 1814, d. 16 Apr 1900
MotherLavinia Durbin b. 4 Sep 1830, d. 20 Jun 1882

Children of Edwin Rusha Wells and Ella Olivia Duncan

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthEdwin Rusha Wells was born on 5 Apr 1858 at LA.1
Census1870, household memberEdwin Wells (given age 12) was enumerated on the 1870 census in the household of William Wells (given age 56), living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,3
MarriageEdwin Rusha Wells married Ella Olivia Duncan in 1881 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.4,5
Marriage, JPE. R. Wells was a Justice of the Peace who presided over the marriage of Nancy L. Bankston and Henry Levi Wells on 12 Dec 1895 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Henry was his cousin.4,5
Census1900Edward R. Wells (given age 42) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1900 census at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. With him was his wife Ella, son(s) Lawrence, daughter(s) Hilda, Wauentia and Minnie . Also living with them was a cousin, M. M. Murrey, age 62, widowed. Edward's occupation was a lawyer. They owned their home free and clear.6
Census1910Edwin R. Wells (given age 53) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1910 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Ella Wells (given age 53), son Lawrence Wells (given age 23), daughter Juanita Wells (given age 20) and Inez Wells (given age 16). They owned their farm free and clear.7
DeathEdwin Rusha Wells died at age 64 on 28 Jul 1922 in LA.1
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1

Citations:

  1. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  2. [S367] 1870 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S413] Ponchatoula Times. Ponchatoula, LA.
  4. [S382] Jim Perrin, Personal research files.
  5. [S362] Hunting for Bears. Marriage Record Index, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
  6. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.