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WELLS, Sarah 1827-1895


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 18:48:27

Mrs. Geo. Wells' Death

Mrs. Geo. Wells died at her home near Wellsburg, Grundy county, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 9th, 1895.

Sarah Underwood was born in Montville, Geauga county, Ohio, October 17, 1827. She was the daughter and oldest child of A. B. and Almira Underwood. After the death of her own mother she took the place of mother to her father's family until her marriage with George Wells, November 27th, 1848. She continued to reside in Ohio until 1868 when she removed to Iowa, her husband having preceded her several years.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells had but one child, a son born April 19th, 1853, and who died July 10th, 1861.

Mrs. Wells became a member of the M. E. Church in youth and her life was always that of a Christian woman. Her father was a Methodist minister and no doubt many of the good qualities of mind and excellent principles shown by her were due to the early influence of her parents. She was possessed of a mild, cheerful and sunny disposition, always carrying sunshine with her where ever she went. Possessed of a large amount of executive and business ability Mrs. Wells was a valuable assistant to her husband in his extensive business affairs; but she will be remembered by her friends and acquaintances as a true wife, a kind and loving friend and a gentle and refined woman. She maintained her usual cheerful and sunny disposition during her long sickness and when it became evident to herself and friends that neither the loving and watchful care of kind friends nor the aid of medical skill could guard the Grim Destroyer from her, she maintained the same patient resignation and confidence in the Great Ruler, "Who doeth all things well," which had been the rule of her life.

She leaves a husband, Hon. George Wells, an only living sister, Mrs. Martha Comstock, whose home has been with Mr. and Mrs. Wells for some years, and Geo. Murray and Mrs. G. H. Wheelock, a nephew and niece of Germania, Iowa, besides a host of friends who always found in her a friend and helper in time of need, a kind and loving neighbor who will be sadly missed.

--Grundy County Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1895, pg 5



Sarah Underwood Wells was born at Montville, Geauga county, Ohio, October 17th, 1827, and died at her home near Wellsburg, Grundy county, Iowa, Saturday, November 9th, 1895.

She spent her early life at her birthplace in Ohio, and being the oldest child she took the place of mother to her father's family at the death of her own mother, which place she occupied until her marriage to George Wells November 27th, 1848. She moved to Grundy county, Iowa, where she resided until her death. Mrs. Wells became a member of the M. E. church at an early age, her father being pastor of that church, and her life was that of a consistent christian. Cheerfulness, kindness and gentleness were the leading traits of her character, and these characteristics were beautifully exemplified during her long and trying illness. A refined and gentle woman, kind to the poor and afflicted, carrying sunshine and brightness wherever she went, she will be sadly missed by her relatives, friends and neighbors. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wells, April 19th, 1853, but was called away from earth at the age of eight years leaving them childless. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her death: a sister, Mrs. Martha Comstock, who has for some years been a member of the family; George Murry, a nephew, and Mrs. G. A. Wheelock, a niece, both of Germania, Iowa, and other more distant relatives, friends and acquaintances.

The family desire to thank all those who assisted in caring for Mrs. Wells during her long and trying affliction.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 November 1895


Mrs. Wells, wife of George Wells, died at her home at Wellsburgh, last Saturday about noon. Mrs. Wells was taken sick with a cancer of the breast last February and the disease spread rapidly, finally terminating in her death. Mrs. Wells came to this county with her husband in 1853, locating on their large farm east of Steamboat Rock. She was a noble woman and contributed largely in assisting her husband in accumulating a large property. She was 68 years old. The interment was made Monday at Grundy Center.

--The Herald (Eldora, Iowa), 14 November 1895, pg 1


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