George Wells Taken By Death
CAVENDISH - George H. Wells, 78, a Cavendish area farmer since 1913, was found dead on his farm one mile north of here Saturday afternoon by a visiting daughter-in-law.
Mrs. Aaron Wells of Southwick had gone to the house to make sure that her father-in-law, a widower who lived alone, was all right. He was not in the house and she went into the yard looking for him. She found him lying dead under an automobile.
Clearwater County Coroner W. E. Gilbert of Orofino said Mr. Wells had been interrupted when a battery cable on the tractor broke. He then evidently had gone to his car to get another and was in the act of removing it when he was stricken by a fatal heart attack.
Mrs. Wells said that her father-in-law had heart trouble and that because of this she was in the habit of visiting him every few days.
Mr. Wells was born Feb. 1, 1879, at Red Cloud, Neb., and moved to Dayton in 1890 with his parents. The family lived there only for a year and then moved to Southwick, where his parents homesteaded. He had lived there until moving to the Cavendish area in 1913.
He had married Grace Graham at Moscow on March 10, 1908. She died at Lewiston in May, 1951.
Mr. Wells' survivors include four sons, Aaron of Southwick, Arlos of Headquarters, Wathan of Pasco and Shelton of Walla Walla; two brothers, Claude of Hazlet, Saskatchewan, and Aaron J. of Moscow; two sisters, Mrs Suzy Baker of Thompkins, Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Grace Souders of Kendrick; and a niece, Mrs. Orval Choate of Teakean.
The body is at Gilbert's Funeral Home, Orofino with funeral arrangements undecided.
Lewiston Morning Tribune , October 20, 1957
Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014
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