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FORMER RESIDENT DIED SUNDAY IN JOHNSON CITY

Mrs. Lorinda Wells, formerly a prominent resident of Elk Prairie 
township, died at 7 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of a son 
W. P. Wells, in Johnston City. Mrs. Wells was born in Elk Prairie 
township 84 years ago, a daughter of William and Lydia Farthing, among the 
best known families in the early history of Jefferson county. Nearly all 
of her life was spent in the same township where she was regarded as 
one of the finest women of the locality. She was the widow of Harvey 
Wells, for years one of the most familiar figures in affairs of this 
township. In addition to the son at whose home she died, Mrs. Wells is 
survived by another son, Gay Wells of Nason: a sister, Mrs. Wilda Bean of 
Ina; and a brother, Buchanan Farthing of Colorado. Short funeral services 
will be held in Johnston City at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, after 
which the final rites will be held at South Hickory Hill church, beginning 
shortly after 12 o'clock noon. Interment will be made in the South 
Hickory Hill cemetery.



Date: April 4, 1935 
Source: Ina Observer
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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