Biography of Don W. Wells
Imperial County, CA Biographies





DON W. WELLS. - Among the men whose enterprise and ability have been active factors in promoting the remarkable growth and prosperity of El Centro and Imperial County in general, is numbered Don W. Wells. He is a native of Worthington, Minnesota, November 13, 1884, a son of John E. and Susan B. (Langdon) Wells. The subject of this sketch acquired his early education in the public schools of Los Angeles, California. At an early age he started to learn mechanical engineering. In 1904 Mr. Wells entered the office of Norman F. Marsh, architect of Los Angeles, California, and has followed his profession continually up to the present time. He has been identified with many of the leading building projects of the valley. Fraternally, he is a Mason and belongs to the Chapter. Mr. Wells was united in marriage in Portland, Oregon, to Miss Anna Nylen, December 23, 1907. To this union have been born a son and daughter, John Emmett and Anna Luella. Mr. Wells' ancestors came from Holland and settled in this country in 1635 and were among the time honored and representative families who first settled in the Mohawk Valley, New York. Mr. Wells is eligible to join the Sons of the American Revolution. He concentrates his attention upon his chosen profession, of which he is today a leader in this field. His name adds to the list of those whose names have been far reaching and beneficial in effect that they have influenced many phases of community development.

From:
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918


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