George Harry Wells

(1904 - 1940)

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George Harry Wells
1904 - 1940
Born
c. 1904
Death
August 1, 1940
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George Harry Wells was born c. 1904. He died on August 1, 1940 at age 36.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Harry Wells
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Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 41 in United Kingdom
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Service number: p/k 66454
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit/ship/squadron: H.m. Submarine Narwhal
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George Harry Wells died on August 1, 1940 at age 36. He was buried in Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 41, United Kingdom. He was born c. 1904. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1904, in the year that George Harry Wells was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1919, when he was merely 15 years old, in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1928, George was 24 years old when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1936, when he was 32 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, in the year of George Harry Wells's passing, on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

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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. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916

Other Bios

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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
Bio
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
Bio
c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
Bio
c. 1892 - Oct 25, 1916 1892 - 1916
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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