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Oscar Earl Wells, 1900 - 1932


Posted By: Joy Schwarz (email)
Date: 9/11/2016 at 08:13:16

Oscar E. Wells Dies Suddenly Here Yesterday

Dies at Home of Friend Where He Was Spending the Evening -- Coroner Decides That Inquest Was Unnecessary.

Oscar Earl Wells, a resident of Keokuk for the past eight years, died very suddenly of a heart attack at the residence of J. S. McGee, 1300 Main street, where he was visiting at 8:55 p.m.

Deputy coroner Dr. J. H. Wilson and later Deputy County Attorney D. J. McNamara were called, and after viewing the body, decided that no inquest was necessary. Wells had been complaining of feeling ill a few days before.

The son of W.L. and Nettie Daniel Wells, he was born in Revere, Mo., on April 23, 1900. Since nine years of age he has made his home with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Daniels of Keokuk. He was a salesman for L. B. Price Mercantile Co.

On December 13, 1926 he was united in marriage with Opal Nichols in Carthage, Ill.

He attended the Trinity M. E. church.

Surviving him besides his wife are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Joe Gerveler of Fort Madison, Mrs. Hazel Baker of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Vera Wells of Fort Madison. There are also two half-brothers, Fred Wells of Jacksonville, Fla., and Henry Wells of Davenport; one half-sister, Mrs. Harry King of Kahoka, Mo., a grandmother, Mrs. Lucretia Wells of Farmington, and his uncle and aunt of Keokuk.

Brief funeral services will be held from the Cunningham Funeral Home Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will then be taken to Revere, Mo., where services will be held from the M. E. church at 2:30 p.m.

[source: Daily Gate City (Keokuk, Iowa), 23 Jun 1932, page 8]


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