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Josephine Louisa Wells

18 February 1884–25 April 1960

Born 18 Feb. 1884 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Rulon Seymour Wells and Josephine Eliza Beatie.[2] Associated with EBW on many occasions, 1889–1909.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by her father, 5 July 1892.[4] Attended the University of Utah, 1904.[5] Married David Douglas Moffat, 18 Apr. 1906; five children.[6] Traveled with her husband to Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1924, and to Havana, Cuba, 1937.[7] Member of the board of the Neighborhood House, 1944–1947.[8] Died 25 Apr. 1960 in Salt Lake City.[9]

 

[1] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, 1855–1912, p. 336, 18 Mar. 1884, Josephine Louisa Wells, CR 375 8, image 175/648 (limited access), CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 21 Sept. 2020), Josephine Louisa Wells (K2HY-YXY).

[2] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, 1855–1912, p. 336, 18 Mar. 1884, Josephine Louisa Wells, CR 375 8, image 175/648 (limited access), CHL. Junius F. Wells, “The Wells Family Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 6, no. 1 (Jan. 1915): 12.

[3] EBW, Diary, 4 May 1889; 20 Dec. 1900; 6 Jan. 1906; 27 Oct. and 21 Nov. 1904; 23 Jan. 1905; 4 Aug. 1908; 24 July 1909.

[4] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, 1855–1912, p. 48, Josephine Wells, CR 375 8, image 79/648 (limited access), CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 21 Sept. 2020), Josephine Louise Wells (K2HY-YXY). 

[5] “Old Times Recalled,” Salt Lake Telegram, 1 June 1904, 3.

[6] Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, Marriage Licenses, vols. 6–7, no. 2074, David D. Moffat and Josephine L. Wells, microfilm 429064, DGS 4705940, image 97/883, FHL. Junius F. Wells, “The Wells Family Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 6, no. 1 (Jan. 1915): 12. 1930 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 18-71, p. 2B, Douglas D. Moffat.

[7] “New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (Including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820–1957,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com, accessed 21 Sept. 2020). “Florida, Passenger lists, 1898–1963,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com, accessed 21 Sept. 2020).

[8] “Neighborhood House Golden Birthday,” Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Sept. 1944, 10. “Neighborhood House Picks New Officers,” Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Jan. 1947, 12.

[9] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 21 Sept. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 959/60 (1960), Josephine Louisa Moffat. “Wife of Ex-Kennecott Official Dies,” Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Apr. 1960, 12.