George Thomas Wells

(1897 - 1917)

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George Thomas Wells
1897 - 1917
Born
c. 1897
Death
October 4, 1917
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George Thomas Wells was born c. 1897. He died on October 4, 1917 at 20 years old.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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George Thomas Wells
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George Thomas Wells
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Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 14 To 17 And 162 To 162a. in Belgium
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Service number: t/206117
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Queen's (royal West Surrey Regiment)
Unit/ship/squadron: 3rd/4th Bn.
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George Thomas Wells passed away on October 4, 1917 at age 20. He was buried in Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 14 To 17 And 162 To 162a., Belgium. He was born c. 1897. There is no information about George's surviving family.

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In 1897, in the year that George Thomas Wells was born, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

In 1900, George was just 3 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1907, George was only 10 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1917, in the year of George Thomas Wells's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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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. 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
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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Unknown - Aug 11, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Jun 15, 1915 1882 - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1898 - Aug 16, 1917 1898 - 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
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c. 1920 - Jul 26, 1943 1920 - 1943
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c. 1887 - Jan 10, 1943 1887 - 1943
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Unknown - Aug 11, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1879 - May 3, 1917 1879 - 1917
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c. 1915 - Jun 24, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1915 - May 23, 1941 1915 - 1941
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c. 1882 - Jun 15, 1915 1882 - 1915
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Unknown - Aug 12, 1917 ? - 1917
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c. 1898 - Aug 16, 1917 1898 - 1917
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Unknown - Aug 24, 1918 ? - 1918
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