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Susan Annette Wells

28 November 1857–21 November 1929

Born 28 Nov. 1857 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Daniel Hamner Wells and Susan Hannah Alley.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 Aug. 1865.[3] Married Henry Lavendar Adophus Culmer, a noted Utah artist, 31 Dec. 1878, in Salt Lake City; four children.[4] Attended temple sessions annually with family members in memory of Daniel H. Wells following his death in 1891.[5] Attended a Women’s Suffrage Association executive committee meeting with EBW and May Wells Whitney, 14 Feb. 1894.[6] Elected as treasurer of the Cleofan, a women’s group interested in studying art, literature, and history, 1906.[7] Represented the Copper Bank in the Red Cross drive to aid former servicemen and their families, 18 Nov. 1920, in Salt Lake City.[8] Died 21 Nov. 1929 in Salt Lake City.[9]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1868–1872,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, p. 36, Susan Annette Wells, 9 Sept. 1872, microfilm 1239501 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward, Ward Record of Members, Part 1, 1907–1912, p. 14, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 July 2018), Susan Annette Wells (KWZS-8DR).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1868–1872,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, p. 36, Susan Annette Wells, 9 Sept. 1872, microfilm 1239501 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward, Ward Record of Members, Part 1, 1907–1912, p. 14, CHL.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1868–1872,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, p. 36, Susan Annette Wells, 9 Sept. 1872, microfilm 1239501 (restricted access), FHL.

[4] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1878–1883,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. L, p. 36, Susan Annette Wells and Henry Lavendar Adolph Culmer, 17 June 1879, microfilm 183402 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, 37th District, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 38, p. 9B, Annette Culmer. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1904), 4:654.

[5] EBW, Diary, 30 Oct. 1895; 29 Oct. 1897; 27 Oct. 1899; 26 Oct. 1900.

[6] EBW, Diary, 14 Feb. 1894.

[7] “Daily News of Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 28 Mar. 1906, 5.

[8] “Money Pours In on Appeal of Red Cross,” Salt Lake Telegram, 18 Nov. 1920, 13.

[9] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 3 July 2018); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 2013, Susan Annette Wells Culmer (1929).