George Gregory Wells

(1881 - 1915)

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George Gregory Wells
1881 - 1915
Born
c. 1881
Death
March 17, 1915
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George Gregory Wells was born c. 1881. He died on March 17, 1915 at age 34.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Gregory Wells
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Manchester Southern Cemetery Q. 348 (screen Wall). in United Kingdom
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Service number: 4865
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own (royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.
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George Gregory Wells passed away on March 17, 1915 at age 34. He was buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery Q. 348 (screen Wall)., United Kingdom. He was born c. 1881. There is no information about George's immediate family.

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In 1881, in the year that George Gregory Wells was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1899, by the time he was 18 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1900, by the time he was 19 years old, when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1903, George was 22 years old when the book The Souls of Black Folk, written by W. E. B. Du Bois, was published. Containing several essays on the African-American experience in America, much of the book was based on Du Bois' own life. The book was one of the very early works in the science of sociology.

In 1915, in the year of George Gregory Wells's passing, Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

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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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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. 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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Unknown - May 22, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
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c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
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c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
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c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
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c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
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c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
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c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
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Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Jun 16, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
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c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
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c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
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c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917

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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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Unknown - May 22, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
Bio
c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
Bio
c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
Bio
c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
Bio
c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
Bio
c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
Bio
Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
Bio
Unknown - Jun 16, 1915 ? - 1915
Bio
c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
Bio
c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
Bio
c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
Bio
c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
Bio
c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
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c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
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c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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