Woodward County Obituaries


Hilda E. (Terrell) Wells
07 Mar 1855 - 22 Sep 1927

Woodward News Bulletin
30 Sep 1927 Page 2

Mrs. Hilda Wells Dies Suddenly

The many friends of Mrs. Hilda Wells, who lived on Thirteenth street were shocked to learn of her sudden death Thursday of last week. She had attended the Woodward County Free Fair during the day and was apparently in good health when she went to bed that evening, but woke up in the night and called her granddaughter, who live with her, and said she did not feel well. Her children were called, as was the doctor. She soon went to sleep and never woke up, death claiming its victim.

Hilda E. Terrell was born March 7, 1855, at Dwight, Livingston County, Illinois, and died September 22, 1927, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 15 days.

In 1874 she moved with her invalid mother to Iona, Kansas, where they lived with an uncle and aunt until her mother's death.

On January 28, 1877, she was married to Joseph H. Wells, and to them were born six children,five of whom are living. Mr. Wells died March 15, 1889.

Mrs. Wells came to Woodward County twenty years ago and knows the hardships of pioneer days.

She was raised in a christian home where the family alter was ever kept. Her own home had a family alter from the beginning and it was continued after her husband's death until she passed away. She read and prayed much, taking all her troubles to the great burden-bearer, Jesus. The sweetest memories to her children now are when in their imagination the look back and remember and see Mother sitting in the little low rocker with her open bible.

She took great pleasure in visiting and caring for the sick and comforting the bereaved.

Her life and influence will long live in the lives of her children, as well as those who came in contact with her.

She was a member of the W. C. T. U. and was a strong advocate of prohibition. She was a member of the W. M. A. and believed in missions. She was also very active in Ladies Aid Society work.

She is survived by five children, all living in and near Woodward. They are Mrs. Nina Delp, A. E. Wells, Mrs. Rosa Alldredge, J. I. Wells, F. A. Wells; one sister, Mrs. Dell Terrell Austin of Long Beach, California; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a host of friends.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, with the Rev. (rest of obit missing)

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