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Henry Wells

Henry WellsBorn: 12-Dec-1805
Birthplace: Thetford, VT
Died: 10-Dec-1878
Location of death: Glasgow, Scotland
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder of Wells Fargo, American Express

Co-founder with William Fargo of American Express and Wells Fargo Bank, and founder of Wells College in his adopted home town of Aurora, New York.

Father: Shepley Wells (Christian minister)
Wife: Sarah Daggett Wells (m. 1841, d. 1859)
Wife: Mary Prentice Wells (b. 1829, m. 1861)
Son: Charles Wells
Son: Edward Wells
Daughter: Mary Wells
Son: Oscar Wells

    High School: Fayette, NY
    Administrator: Principle benefactor, Wells College

    Wells Fargo Bank Co-Founder (1852)
    American Express Co-Founder and President (1850-68)

Author of books:
Truly Yours, Henry Wells (1945, collected letters; posthumous)


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