Herbert Wells Dies in Sleep

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Title

Herbert Wells Dies in Sleep

Alternative Title

Herbert Wells Dies

Subject

Miami (Fla.)
Railroads--Florida

Description

An obituary for Herbert Alexander Wells (1882-1960), the first African American hired by the Florida East Coast Railway Company (FEC). Born in the Bahamas in 1882, Wells migrated to Key West, Florida, via the Fearless in 1900 and began working for the FEC as a fireman around 1915. He worked for the FEC for 32 years before retiring in 1947. Wells also owned and operated a drug and grocery store that was located at Northwest 2nd Court and 17th Street in Miami. Wells married Mary Ellen Knowles Wells (1892-1948) in 1916 and had one daughter, Berdina Wells (b. 1930). This item was contributed by Cary Marshall Felton, the great grandson of Wells.

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: The Miami Times, December 31, 1960, page 12: Private Collection of Cary Marshall Felton.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1960-12-31

Date Copyrighted

1960-12-31

Date Issued

1960-12-31

Contributor

Felton, Cary Marshall

Is Part Of

Miami Collection, Miami-Dade County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

134 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Miami, Florida

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Miami Times.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Miami Times and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Cary Marshall Felton

External Reference

"Herbert Wells." Ancestry.com. https://secure.ancestry.com/register/index/?rtype=1&fname=&lname=&dbid=2442&pid=133095498&flowId=dbid2442&returnurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3d1940usfedcen%26indiv%3dtry%26h%3d133095498%26nreg%3d1.
"Declaration of Intention for Herbert Alexander Wells." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7423.

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