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Charles Henry Wells

28 August 1870–31 December 1944

Born 28 Aug. 1870 at Salt Lake City.[1] Son of Daniel Hamner Wells and Susan Hannah Alley.[2] Graduated from the University of Utah, 1889.[3] Worked in the banking industry, 1890–1914.[4] Married Susie Denton Riter, 15 May 1895.[5] EBW sought his advice on financial affairs, 1899.[6] Resigned from his banking position, 31 Oct. 1914.[7] Appointed secretary treasurer for P. J. Moran Co., 1916–1918.[8] Appointed secretary treasurer for Moran Paving Co., 1919.[9] Worked as a computer/accountant for the City Engineer Department, 1927–1944.[10] Died 31 Dec. 1944 in Salt Lake City.[11]

 

[1] Junius F. Wells, “The Wells Family Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 6, no. 1 (1915): 15. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Sept. 2020), Charles Henry Wells (L7JH-TD5). 

[2] Junius F. Wells, “The Wells Family Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 6, no. 1 (1915): 11.

[3] Men of Affairs in the State of Utah: A Newspaper Reference Work (Salt Lake City: Press Club of Salt Lake, 1914), 263.

[4] Men of Affairs in the State of Utah: A Newspaper Reference Work (Salt Lake City: Press Club of Salt Lake, 1914), 263. Salt Lake City Directory for 1891–2 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1891), 726. R. L. Polk Salt Lake City Directory, 1917 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1917), 982. R. L. Polk Salt Lake City Directory, 1914 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1914), 1043.

[5] Salt Lake Co., UT, Clerk, Marriage Records, 1887–1940, Marriage Licenses, vols. H–J, 1897–1900, Charles Henry Wells and Susie Denton Riter, 15 May 1895, p. 167, cert. no. 4940, microfilm 429056, DGS 4624216, image 344/782, FHL.

[6] EBW, Diary, 13 June 1899.

[7] “Changes Made in Bank Management,” Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Oct. 1914, 11.

[8] R. L. Polk & Co.’s Salt Lake City Directory, 1916 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1916), 889. R. L. Polk & Co.’s Salt Lake City Directory, 1918 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1918), 952.

[9] “Dips, Spurs, and Angles,” Salt Lake Mining Review, 15 May 1919, 41.

[10] R. L. Polk & Co.’s Salt Lake City Directory, 1927 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1927), 1140. “Speaker Eulogizes Wells at Funeral Rites,” Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Jan. 1945, 13.

[11] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 18 Sept. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 2200/2567 (1944), Charles Henry Smith. “Veteran City Employee Dies,” Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Jan. 1945, 15.