John Yokum Wells1

#6336, b. 24 Nov 1883, d. 12 Jun 1970
Last Edited:12 Feb 2017
FatherFlavius Josephus Wells1 b. 13 Sep 1848, d. 17 Jan 1938
MotherMertie Cate Threeton1 b. 1864, d. 4 Jun 1935

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthJohn Yokum Wells was born on 24 Nov 1883 at LA.2,3
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of F. Josephus Wells (given age 51) on the 1900 Census at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
Census1910, sonJohn Wells (given age 25) was enumerated as the son of Flavius Wells (given age 61) on the 1910 Census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. His occupation was clerk of a department store.4
MarriageJohn Yokum Wells married first Alberta Davenport on 29 Sep 1914 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.5
BaptismJohn Yokum Wells was baptized on 19 Nov 1918 in Jeanerette, St. Mary Parish, LA.1
MarriageHe married second Florence Wattigney about 1920.6,7
Census1930J. Y. Wells (given age 46) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1930 census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Also living in the house was his wife Florence Wells (given age 38). They owned their home, valued at $3500. They had a radio set. He owned a grocery store, where she also worked.6
DeathJohn Yokum Wells died at age 86 on 12 Jun 1970 in LA.2
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S745] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1909. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, date not given.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S406] 1910 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S382] Jim Perrin, Personal research files.
  6. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.