Biography of George K. Wells
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Wells, George K., Hopkinton, was born in Lawrence, March 28, 1842. His parents were Robert and Mary A. (Bacheller) Wells, and the former came to this county when a boy, and with his savings bought a farm in Lawrence, which he sold afterwards1 and in 1855 came to Hopkinton and bought the farm of 302 acres, part of which is now owned by Mrs. Wells, widow of our subject. He had three sons, Mr. Wells died July 31, 1890, and his wife October 20, 1890. George K. was edueated in the Lawrenceville Academy and followed farming doing also an extensive business in the manufacture of lumber, shingles and lath. He built the shingle mill at Fort Jackson, a large steam mill in Hopkinton and a blacksmith shop at Fort Jackson. September 21, 1863 he married Caroline P. Adams of Lawrence. She was a daughter of Daniel H and Irene (Bishop) Adams, the former a native of Providence, R. I., and the latter of Hindsburg, Vt., who came to Lawrence in an early day, where they died. They had three sons and seven daughters. Mr. Adams died July 14, 1877, aged seventy seven years, and his wife October 1, 1893, aged ninety two years. Mr. and Mrs. Wells had one child, Corn A., wife of Frank C. Locke of Stockholm, by whom she has one daughter, Hazel B. Mr. Wells died October 5, 1887.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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