Clarence Asa Wells & Harold Earl Wells
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 1: Clarence Asa Wells, age 4 1/2 months
IDENTIFICATION ON PHOTO 2: Harold Earl Wells, age 6 months
PHOTO TAKEN: unknown photographer and location, circa Dec 1915 & Nov 1919
PURCHASED: 2017 Wildwood Antique Mall, Wildwood Florida
UPDATE - These two photos have been claimed by family and have gone home!
As suspected, these are siblings, brothers, whose parents were Clarence A. Wells (1884-1974) and Elizabeth Marie Jones(1888-1972). Both parents were born in Licking County Ohio. Clarence Sr was an accountant.
Clarence Asa Wells Jr. was born 23 July 1915 and grew up to be a Chemical Engineer for an asphalt company in Houston TX. He lived to age 62. His death certificate says he is married, so I may be able to find some descendants. This photo of Clarence Wells was located in the 1932 San Jacinto High School yearbook, senior class. He was in Spanish Club and Band, in which he played alto saxophone.
Harold was born May 18, 1919 in Houston TX. At age 21 he was a University of Houston student working during the summer at Houston Lighting & Power Co. and was fatally burned in a workplace accident in which a pump switch exploded. He is buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Houston TX.
This photo of Harold Wells was located in the 1937 San Jacinto High School yearbook, senior class. He was in the Booster Club and Spanish Club.
Here's something interesting, found along the way .... When Clarence Jr was a Senior at San Jacinto High School in 1932, he was in the same band class as a young Walter Cronkite (a junior at the time) who played baritone sax. I will throw his photo in for the heck of it.