Born: 13 Jul 1871 in Clinton, Rock, Wisconsin
Married: 30 Dec 1896 in Cylinder, Palo Alto County, Iowa
Died: 27 Jan 1937 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Wife: Edith E. DeMouth (4)
01 (F): Viola Wells (6)
Born: Apr 1898
[Posted by CPTilson]
His many friends in this and the Cylinder community will regret to learn that Frank Wells, a former Palo Alto county recorder, died recently in a Minneapolis hospital. His remains were interred at his home in Anandale, Minnesota. Mr. Wells is survived by three daughters and one son. Mrs. Wells also survives.
Mr. Wells was well known in Emmetsburg and at Cylinder. He was the first school teacher in the school after it had been moved into Cylinder. Following his experience as a teacher he engaged in the hardware business with his brother George at Cylinder. Mr. Wells was united in marriage to Miss Edith DeMouth, daughter of the late Civil War veteran, Theo. DeMouth. She was a sister of Frank DeMouth of this city. Mr. Wells was elected county recorder in 1902 and took offi8ce in 1903. He served two terms and was succeeded by Miss Pearl Richardson, the present Mrs. John Jensvold of this city. After leaving office he remained in Emmetsburg for a short time where his first wife passed away. He later moved to Anandale where he was married a second time.
Mrs. F. H. Wells Is Dead
Mrs. F. H. Wells died at her home in this city Thursday after an illness of some duration. She went to Wisconsin some time ago, hoping that the change would help her, but the journey was useless and she was soon obliged to return to her home in this city. The funeral was helf Saturday forenoon. Services were conducted at the M. E. church, Rev. Wm. E. Moyer officiating. There were several beautiful floral offerings. The funeral was largely attrended. The interment was in Evergreen cemetery.
Edith E. Demouth, daughter of Theodore and Lucinda Demouth, was born at Chicago January 12, 1878. Her age was 29 years and 12 days. She was one of five children and was the first of the family to be called away. In 1887 her parents moved to Palo Alto county and settled on a farm near Cylinder, at which place they still reside. December 30, 1896 she was married to Frank H. Wells, who survives her. Three children were born to this union, two daughters and one son. The daughters are nine and two years of age and the boy is seven. Mr. and Mrs. Wells became residents of Emmetsburg in January, 1903, Mr. Wells having been chosen county recorder. They subsequently made this their home. In October, 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Wells embraced the Methodist Episcopal faith and continued active and interested members of that strong and influential religious body. She had abiding confidence in divine guidance and sustenance and, while she scarcely realized that the end was so close at hand, she felt ready to answer the last summons when she would be called. Her career was comparatively brief, but it was filled with the noble aspirations and acts of kindness, love and duty so characteristic of the faithful wife and the fond, devoted mother. Her influence as a Chrisitan lady and her zeal as a helpful member of society will survive in the lives of the husband and the children who mourn her untimely death. All have the sympathy of our citizens in the domestic affliction that has come to them.
[from the Emmetsburg Democrat of that date, p. 5]
Revised: February 19, 2018