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Charles Albert WELLS

Male 1923 - 1945  (22 years)


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  • Name Charles Albert WELLS 
    Born 2 Mar 1923  Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930, 1940  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military (ENLISTED 12/3/1942)  [1, 3, 4
    Pfc, 91st Air Svc, US Army Air Force, WW II (died of injuries in jeep accident) 
    Died 11 May 1945  Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Military news item:

      "Mr. & Mrs. Samp Wells of Greenwood have been notified by the War Dept. that their son, Pfc. Charles Albert Wells, 91st Air Service Group, was injured in a jeep accident on Saipan, May 7th, 1945, and died on May 11th.

      "Pfc. Wells entered the service Nov. 31st [sic], 1942, trained at Miami Beach, Fla., Columbia S.C., Barksdale Field, La., and Oklahoma City, Okla., spent nine months overseas, and died on the same day his father was discharged from service in World War I. He also had the same rating as his father, who was in the Rainbow Division and was discharged May 11, 1919.

      "Pfc. Wells was born in Middlebourne, March 2, 1923. He leaves his parents, his wife, Mrs. Bessie Ivers Wells, and the following brothers and sisters: Rowena, Zonetta, Olive, Samp Jr., at home, and James Wells at Parkersburg."
    Person ID I33362  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2013 

    Father Samp WELLS,   b. 26 Aug 1895, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1986, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Edith Mae SMITH,   b. 10 Sep 1901, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1986, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1920  Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bessie "Billie" IVERS,   b. 10 May 1904,   d. 21 Oct 1977, Chicago, Cook Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [3, 6
    Married 8 Sep 1943  [7
    Family ID F34046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Mar 1923 - Middlebourne, Tyler Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1945 - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Albert Wells, US Army
    Charles Albert Wells, US Army
    Charles Albert Wells
    Charles Albert Wells
    33362_WELLS_CharlesAlbert_1923-1945_MasonicCem_CrystalLake_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
    33362_WELLS_CharlesAlbert_1923-1945_MasonicCem_CrystalLake_WestUnion_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
    Bessie 'Billie' Ivers & Charles Albert Wells
    Bessie "Billie" Ivers & Charles Albert Wells

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Obituary.

    2. [S5] Headstone.

    3. [S2582] West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database, (http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/wvvetmem.html).

    4. [S2512] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    5. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    6. [S110] Obituary of husband.

    7. [S1907] One World Tree, (www.ancestry.com).