Connie Karle My grandfather, Oscar Jesse Lee Wells, did not like having such a long name, so he shortened to O.L. Wells. When they moved to Oklahoma, he spent all day handpainting his name on the mailbox. He was very meticulous and everything had to be done just right. After he was finished, he stood back and admired his handiwork. There on the silver mailbox were bright white letters: O L WELLS The next day when he went to get his mail, the school children had made a slight adjustment to his name. His mailbox now read: OIL WELLS.
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Wells
Connie Karle Where was William Riley Jones from? I have Jones in my family from North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The names William and Riley are frequently used in this family.
Nov 29, 2004 · posted to the photo William Riley Jones