George Albert Wells

(1882 - 1917)

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George Albert Wells
1882 - 1917
Born
c. 1882
Death
April 23, 1917
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George Albert Wells was born c. 1882. He died on April 23, 1917 at 35 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Albert Wells
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Ste. Marie Cemetery Le Havre in France
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Service number: 6141
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: London Regiment (queen's Westminster Rifles)
Unit/ship/squadron: 16th Bn.
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George Albert Wells died on April 23, 1917 at 35 years of age. He was buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery Le Havre, France. He was born c. 1882. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1882, in the year that George Albert Wells was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1897, at the age of just 15 years old, George was alive when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, he was 18 years old when the German physicist Max Planck formulated an energy theory, postulating the existence of "quanta," which lays the groundwork for the quantum theory of modern physics. In December, he introduced a paper on the Planck postulate which stated that E=hv - the energy of a photon is proportional to its frequency times a constant. Planck won a Nobel Prize in 1918 for his work in theoretical Physics.

In 1906, by the time he was 24 years old, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

In 1917, in the year of George Albert Wells's passing, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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Unknown - Jun 16, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
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Unknown - May 22, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
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Unknown - Apr 29, 1917 ? - 1917

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c. 1898 - Aug 30, 1917 1898 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Apr 28, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1910 - Feb 20, 1946 1910 - 1946
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c. 1892 - Mar 30, 1916 1892 - 1916
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1891 - Nov 11, 1914 1891 - 1914
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c. 1910 - Jan 22, 1942 1910 - 1942
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c. 1923 - Jul 30, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1902 - Jul 5, 1945 1902 - 1945
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c. 1889 - Nov 5, 1916 1889 - 1916
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c. 1891 - Nov 22, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1919 - Nov 21, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1907 - Nov 24, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 23, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1888 - Apr 26, 1915 1888 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 17, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1881 - Mar 17, 1915 1881 - 1915

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c. 1898 - Aug 30, 1917 1898 - 1917
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c. 1886 - Apr 28, 1915 1886 - 1915
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c. 1910 - Feb 20, 1946 1910 - 1946
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c. 1892 - Mar 30, 1916 1892 - 1916
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1891 - Nov 11, 1914 1891 - 1914
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c. 1910 - Jan 22, 1942 1910 - 1942
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c. 1923 - Jul 30, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1902 - Jul 5, 1945 1902 - 1945
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c. 1889 - Nov 5, 1916 1889 - 1916
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c. 1891 - Nov 22, 1915 1891 - 1915
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c. 1897 - Oct 14, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1919 - Nov 21, 1942 1919 - 1942
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c. 1907 - Nov 24, 1941 1907 - 1941
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c. 1893 - Jun 23, 1917 1893 - 1917
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c. 1888 - Apr 26, 1915 1888 - 1915
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Unknown - Apr 17, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1881 - Mar 17, 1915 1881 - 1915
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c. 1904 - Aug 1, 1940 1904 - 1940
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Unknown - Apr 29, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
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