George William Wells

(1891 - 1954)

A photo of George William Wells
George William Wells
1891 - 1954
Born
1891
Coburg, Australia
Death
1954
Coburg, Australia
Last Known Residence
Coburg, Australia
Summary
George William Wells was born in 1891 in Coburg, Australia. He was born to William Wells and Sarah Mawby Wells. He died in 1954 in Coburg, Australia at age 63.
Updated: September 05, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell George's life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that George is always remembered.
Biography
George William Wells
Most commonly known name
George William Wells
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Coburg, Australia
Last known residence
Male
Gender
George Wells was born in in Coburg, Australia
Birth
George Wells died in in Coburg, Australia
Death
George Wells was born in in Coburg, Australia
George Wells died in in Coburg, Australia
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different George Wells?
View other bios of people named George Wells

George's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Wells family tree.

+ Add

George's Parents

George William Wells

Parents:

Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
+ Add

George's Parents

George William Wells

Parents:

Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?

Friends:

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about George.

Share George's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

George William Wells died in 1954 in Coburg, Australia at 63 years old. He was born in 1891 in Coburg, Australia. He was born to William Wells and Sarah Mawby Wells.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during George's lifetime.

In 1891, in the year that George William Wells was born, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1924, when he was 33 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1938, when he was 47 years old, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1948, by the time he was 57 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1954, in the year of George William Wells's passing, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

Other George Wells

Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
c. 1884 - Jul 25, 1917 1884 - 1917
Bio
c. 1861 - Jan 4, 1917 1861 - 1917
Bio
c. 1916 - Apr 9, 1946 1916 - 1946
Bio
c. 1924 - Feb 13, 1943 1924 - 1943
Bio
c. 1919 - May 27, 1940 1919 - 1940
Bio
c. 1920 - Jun 21, 1944 1920 - 1944
Bio
Unknown - Jun 16, 1915 ? - 1915
Bio
Unknown - May 31, 1916 ? - 1916
Bio
c. 1921 - Jul 9, 1947 1921 - 1947
Bio
c. 1897 - Oct 4, 1917 1897 - 1917
Bio
c. 1917 - Dec 2, 1942 1917 - 1942
Bio
c. 1920 - Jan 5, 1945 1920 - 1945
Bio
c. 1918 - Jun 21, 1942 1918 - 1942
Bio
c. 1899 - Jul 23, 1918 1899 - 1918
Bio
c. 1912 - Jun 26, 1941 1912 - 1941
Bio
Unknown - May 22, 1915 ? - 1915
Bio
c. 1913 - Jun 28, 1942 1913 - 1942
Bio
Unknown - Apr 29, 1917 ? - 1917

Other Wells

Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1882 - 1954 1882 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1876 - 1954 1876 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1913 - 1954 1913 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1889 - 1954 1889 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1878 - 1954 1878 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1875 - 1954 1875 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1875 - 1954 1875 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?

Other Bios

Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1886 - 1954 1886 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1907 - 1954 1907 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1884 - 1954 1884 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - 1954 ? - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1874 - 1954 1874 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1859 - 1954 1859 - 1954
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
1870 - 1954 1870 - 1954
The Turtle Says Let's All Duck And Cover
In 1962, it was the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the 21st century, it's North Korea. On August 10, 2017, the San Jose Mercury...
What A Day At The Beach Looked Like In The Past
A day trip to the beach to play in the water and walk on the sands has always been a popular family function. While swimmi...
Lest We Forget - The Children of the Holocaust
Social policy matters. When Hitler became the duly chosen Chancellor of Germany in 1933, his social policy: Reduce unemplo...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top