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Clarence Gudgell Wells

Male 1914 - 2002  (87 years)


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  • Name Clarence Gudgell Wells 
    Born 23 Jul 1914  Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    LDS-Blessing 8 Aug 1916  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    by President John W. Shrout 
    Census 5 Jan 1920  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Role: Son
    Residence Abt 1921  Stepstone, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Role: Shared
    Education 25 Jan 1929  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    LDS-Ordination 10 Feb 1929  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Ordained a Teacher by Lewis M. Ferguson 
    Education 7 Feb 1930  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Education 10 Mar 1930  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Elementry School Diploma 
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Role: Son
    Occupation 1933  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Address:
    John W. Bell Farm 
    Residence Abt 1933  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Role: Shared
    LDS-Ordination 28 May 1933  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Ordained a Priest by Abraham J. Gold 
    Address:
    East Central States Mission 
    LDS-Ordination 16 Jul 1933  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Ordained an Elder by Abraham J. Gold 
    Address:
    East Central States Mission 
    LDS-Mission 29 Jul 1933  Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Address:
    Eastern Kentucky 
    Medical Abt 1936  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Biography Abt 1937  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Biography 1937  Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence Oct 1937  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Miller Ward Farm 
    Residence Dec 1937  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Cecil Bell Farm 
    Address:
    Cecil Bell Farm, RFD 3 Newton Pike 
    Residence 1940  Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    William Wells Farm 
    Census 4 Apr 1940  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Residence 1941  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Mr Rogers Farm 
    Address:
    Winchester Road (US60) 
    Residence Mar 1941  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Clark Farm 
    Address:
    Winchester Road (US60) 
    Occupation Abt 1944  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    United Service 
    Residence Jan 1944  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Glen Perry Farm 
    Address:
    US 60 East of Owingsville 
    Residence Mar 1944  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Glen Perry Farm 
    Address:
    US 60 East of Owingsville 
    Residence Jul 1944  Athens, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Residence Oct 1944  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Abraham's Farm 
    Address:
    Delong Road 
    LDS-Calling 1946  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Branch President 
    Residence Jan 1946  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [31, 32
    Address:
    Keene Road 
    Residence 1947  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Address:
    570 East 7th Street 
    Residence 1949  Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Address:
    Athens Boonsboro Road 
    LDS-Release 5 Feb 1949  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Part Time Missionary 
    Occupation Abt 1950  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [36
    Kawneer Company 
    LDS-Calling 3 Jun 1951  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Home Teacher 
    Address:
    Lexington Branch 
    Residence 1955  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [38, 39
    Address:
    1011 Darley Drive 
    Occupation Abt 1956  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    Self Employed 
    Occupation Abt 1956  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    Thompson Sanitary Supplies 
    Residence 1958  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Address:
    692 Loudon Avenue 
    Residence 1958  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    Address:
    832 Meadow Lane 
    Residence 1965  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Address:
    Idle Hour 
    Residence 1965  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    Address:
    Rogers Road 
    Occupation 1967  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [46
    Kenway Chemical 
    LDS-Ordination 23 Apr 1972  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [47
    Ordained a High Priest by Elder Mark E. Petersen 
    LDS-Ordination 23 Apr 1972  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [48
    Ordained a Patriarch by Elder Mark E. Petersen 
    Residence Abt 1975  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [49
    Address:
    2436 Wanda Court 
    LDS-Calling 8 Oct 1979  Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Washington Temple Ordinance Worker 
    Address:
    Washington D.C. 
    LDS-Calling 5 Oct 1983  Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Atlanta Temple Ordinance Worker 
    Address:
    Atlanta Georgia Temple, 6450 Barfield Road NE 
    Biography Abt 1990  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [50
    • Role: Author
    LDS-Release 22 Aug 1992  Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [51
    Atlanta Temple Ordinance Worker 
    Address:
    Atlanta Georgia Temple, 6450 Barfield Road NE 
    Reference Number W7 
    FamilySearch ID KW87-WFY 
    Universal ID 9077B3B936F3496DAD6757B428C5C7FD2211 
    Died 11 Jul 2002  Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [52
    Address:
    Saint Joseph Hospital Hospice Unit 
    Buried 13 Jul 2002  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [53, 54
    Address:
    Shrout Cemetery (03) 
    Person ID I7  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father William Wells,   b. 25 Jan 1891, Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1976, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mollie Ginter,   b. 30 Nov 1894, Adon, Carter County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1979, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1913  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [55
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Suda Grace Hatton,   b. 29 Apr 1920, Bethel, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 2001, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1937  Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [56
    Address:
    Lawrence Thomas home 
    Children 
     1. Roger Wayne Wells,   b. 14 Dec 1938, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Ray Wells,   b. 8 Dec 1942, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2006, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg (Independant City), Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jul 1914 - Preston, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Blessing - by President John W. Shrout - 8 Aug 1916 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jan 1920 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 25 Jan 1929 - Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Ordination - Ordained a Teacher by Lewis M. Ferguson - 10 Feb 1929 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 7 Feb 1930 - Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Elementry School Diploma - 10 Mar 1930 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1930 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1933 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1933 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Ordination - Ordained a Priest by Abraham J. Gold - 28 May 1933 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Ordination - Ordained an Elder by Abraham J. Gold - 16 Jul 1933 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Mission - Address:
    Eastern Kentucky - 29 Jul 1933 - Kentucky, United States
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    Link to Google MapsMedical - Abt 1936 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - Abt 1937 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - 1937 - Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Miller Ward Farm - Oct 1937 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    Lawrence Thomas home - 17 Oct 1937 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Cecil Bell Farm - Dec 1937 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - William Wells Farm - 1940 - Olympia, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Apr 1940 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mr Rogers Farm - 1941 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Clark Farm - Mar 1941 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - United Service - Abt 1944 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Glen Perry Farm - Jan 1944 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Glen Perry Farm - Mar 1944 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1944 - Athens, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abraham's Farm - Oct 1944 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Calling - Branch President - 1946 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Keene Road - Jan 1946 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    570 East 7th Street - 1947 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Athens Boonsboro Road - 1949 - Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Release - Part Time Missionary - 5 Feb 1949 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Kawneer Company - Abt 1950 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Calling - Home Teacher - 3 Jun 1951 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    1011 Darley Drive - 1955 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Self Employed - Abt 1956 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Thompson Sanitary Supplies - Abt 1956 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    692 Loudon Avenue - 1958 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    832 Meadow Lane - 1958 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Idle Hour - 1965 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Rogers Road - 1965 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Kenway Chemical - 1967 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Ordination - Ordained a High Priest by Elder Mark E. Petersen - 23 Apr 1972 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Ordination - Ordained a Patriarch by Elder Mark E. Petersen - 23 Apr 1972 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2436 Wanda Court - Abt 1975 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Calling - Washington Temple Ordinance Worker - 8 Oct 1979 - Kensington, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Calling - Atlanta Temple Ordinance Worker - 5 Oct 1983 - Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - Abt 1990 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLDS-Release - Atlanta Temple Ordinance Worker - 22 Aug 1992 - Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Saint Joseph Hospital Hospice Unit - 11 Jul 2002 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Shrout Cemetery (03) - 13 Jul 2002 - Bath County, Kentucky, United States
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S473] KY: Kentucky Birth Index, Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1914, Certificate Number 32819, Person(s) of Interest Clarence G. Wells, (posted to db on 7 December 2012).
      Name: Clarence G Wells Date of Birth: 23 Jul 1914 County: Bath Mother's Name: Mollie Ginter Volume Number: 66 Certificate Number: 32819 Volume Year: 1914

    2. [S464] KY: Kentucky Birth Certificate, Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1914, Certificate Number 32819, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 7 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_079); (Paper Copy: C027).

    3. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Member Ship Record Form E, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 7 December 2012).

    4. [S462] KY: Bath County, 1920 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Magistrate District 5, Enumeration District 9, Sheet 3A, Lines 25-29, Household of Willie Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Willie Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 28, Martial status M, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Mollie Wells, Relationship wife, Sex F, Race W, Age 26, Martial status M, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Gudgell Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 5, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Willard Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 2, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Burl Wells, Relationship nephew, Sex M, Race W, Age 21, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky

    5. [S562] LDS: Kentucky District to Early 1921, Page Number 142-143, Person(s) of Interest William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He was baptized by Lawrence Thomas. Kentucky District of the Southern States Mission.
      In the church record it indicates that William and his family were living at Stepstone, Bath County, Kentucky at the time the record was made.

    6. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 7 December 2012).
      Gudgell and his parents moved here when he was about 9 years old. His dad purchased this place by trading his old farm plus $600. He traded with John Morgan Ginter his father in law.

    7. [S703] KY: Bath County, School Records, Public School Certificate of Promotion, Issued by Bath County Public School, Year Issued 1929, Person(s) of Interest Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 12 March 2013); (Digital Image: V003_048); (Paper Copy: C023).
      Bath County Public School Certificate of promotion, Common school diploma exam.

    8. [S562] LDS: Kentucky District to Early 1921, Ordination, Issued by (not recorded), Year Issued 1928, Certificate Number 228, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).

    9. [S703] KY: Bath County, School Records, Certificate of Promotion, Issued by Bath County Public Schools, Year Issued 1930, Person(s) of Interest Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 12 March 2013); (Digital Image: V003_049); (Paper Copy: C024).
      Public School Certificate of promotion, Common school diploma exam.

    10. [S703] KY: Bath County, School Records, Elementary School Diploma, Issued by Bath County Public Schools, Year Issued 1930, Person(s) of Interest Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 12 March 2013); (Digital Image: V003_090); (Paper Copy: C025).

    11. [S518] KY: Bath County, 1930 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Owingsville, Enumeration District 6, Sheet 1-A, Lines 1-7, Household Number 1, Household of William Wells, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      William Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 39, Martial status M, Age at first marriage 22 years, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Mollie Wells, Relationship wife H, Sex F, Race W, Age 35, Martial status M, Age at first marriage 18 years, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Gudgell Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 15, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Willard Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 12, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Dorotha Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 9, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      Katherine Wells, Relationship daughter, Sex F, Race W, Age 7, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      James Wells W, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 3, Martial status S, POB Kentucky, FPOB Kentucky, MPOB Kentucky
      William Wells was the census taker for this. He indicated he did not get much pay for doing the work. In looking at the census his hand writing was excellent and easy to read.

    12. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 19 December 2012).
      Bell Place Hawkins Cummins Road This is the first house William Wells and his family lived in when they moved from Bath County. Take the Paris bypass and then the Hawkins Cummins Road is off of this road and goes to the Russell Cave Road in Fayette County. In the church records early to 1936 shows a address for William as RFD 5 Paris Kentucky. He may have just moved here as it also shows an address of Olympia.

    13. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Ordination, Issued by East Central States Mission, Year Issued 1933, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 7 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_083); (Paper Copy: A023).
      This Certifies, that Clarence Gudgell Wells was ordained a Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 28, 1933, by Abraham J. Gold.

    14. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Ordination, Issued by East Central States Mission, Year Issued 1933, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 7 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_084); (Paper Copy: A024).
      This Certifies, that Clarence Gudgell Wells was ordained an Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on July 16, 1933, by Abraham J. Gold.

    15. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Release from Mission, Issued by East Central States Mission, Year Issued 1933, Person(s) of Interest Elder Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V003_047); (Paper Copy: A021).
      This certifies that you are honorably released from service in this mission, on July 29, 1933. Signed Miles L. Jones Mission President.
      Comment by Clarence Gudgell Wells about his mission call:
      In the spring of 1933 we had only one missionary in the state of Kentucky. The Mission President asked Gudgell to fill a short term mission and travel with the missionary, Elder Abraham J.Gold. This call was about 6-7 months. We spent most of our time in the eastern part of Kentucky. We were invited to a members home for dinner. He lived up a holler about 3 miles. When we sat down to eat the blessing was said then he said there it is boys eat dang nigh all of it.

    16. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Appendix In the fall of 1936 I get real sick just lay around from Friday until Monday then they take me to a Doctor. He takes one look at me and rushes me to the hospital. They operate the same day as my appendix have burst and blood poison has set in. The doctor don't give me much of a chance to live. Brother Mahan and Brother William Wade give me a blessing. The power of the priesthood takes effect from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. I remember them administering to me and Grace, who is the name of the girl I have been talking about, coming to see me. This was the only thing that I remember for about 13 days. After 20 days in the hospital the doctor said you are going to make it. I told him I knew it all the time.

    17. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      In the spring of 1937 I get my first car a 1934 Chevrolet roadster rumble seat wire wheels. I sure am proud of it and have to show my girl friend in Bath County. One day when the car was parked someone did not set the emergency break and it rolled down the hill and hit a tree. This caused the car to buckle up in the middle. Gudgell always said that his brother Willard left the break off but Willard always said that Gudgell left the break off.

    18. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Dating I go back to Bath County almost every week since I bought my own car. We have moved to Miller Wards farm in Bourbon on Jackstown Road and it is a lot closer to Bath County. In the spring of 1937 I go to a jewelry store and buy a ring and put it in my pocket. I am going to give it to Grace. I guess it must have carried it in my pocket for at least 3-4 weeks before I got up enough nerve to ask her if she would wear it. I finally got the nerve and she said yes then she said we have been engaged ever since you gave me that valentine. Everything is just fine and in the summer we decide to get married in the fall. One Saturday in October I go up to Bath County got her Dad in the car with me, we were in Owingsville at that time, to ask him if I could marry Grace. It was about noon when he got in the car and it took me 2-3 hours to get up the nerve to ask him. He said OK but you will have to ask Lizzie, Graces mother. So I drove out to where they lived and asked Lizzie. It was cold and frosty the day and night we got married. I stripped tobacco the next day. We stayed with my parents on the Miller Ward Farm until we got our tobacco sold. At Christmas we went to Graces folks for a few days. It was very cold and all of the heat was from an open fireplace. Graces Dad liked to sit in the corner of the fireplace real close to the fire. Graces mother fixed up the fire and it got real warm and cozy. Her Dad made about three grunts moved his chair about 2 inches then got up went to the kitchen got a bucket of water put it in the fire and then sit down in the corner again.

    19. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Miller Ward Farm Gudgell and Grace moved in with his parents prior to moving to own home in Scott County, Kentucky

    20. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Cecil Bell Farm This is a small home on Newtown Pike near New Zion. There were four rooms, two bedrooms, living room, and kitchen dining room combined. New Zion is actually located in Scott County, KY. The house is right on the boundary of Scott County and Fayette County.

      Gudgell worked for Mr. Bell and was furnished a home, a place for a garden a gallon of milk per day and wages of $24.00 a month. He worked in the field from day light till dark then went in and fed the mules and milked the cows. As part of his work he improved the house.

    21. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      This home is located in Olympia, Kentucky. This house is the old home place of William and Mollie Wells. William traded John Morgan Ginter his 20 acres at Thomas Hill for this 80 acres and gave him $600 boot.

      Gudgell and Grace bought some cows and milked them and raised a crop of tobacco and corn. We milked the cows, separated the cream and would sell the milk and cream in Olympia. We used the skimmed milk to make buttermilk and sell it to people in Olympia for 10 cents per gallon.

      We would pick wild strawberries and Grace would can them. When the missionaries came by we would give them strawberries and milk. They must have liked it because they kept coming back.

      We did not have a car so in order to get to church we had to walk. We would start out walking and some times the Thomas's would come by and we would get a ride in the back of their wagon.

      We did this for about a year. Grace would always say when you get feed for the cows get the print sacks then she would make dresses for her and curtains for the windows.

      We lived here for about a year and then moved.

    22. [S466] KY: Bath County, 1940 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule (CN), Other Places, Magistrate District 5, Enumeration District 6-9, Sheet Number 2A, Lines 30-32, Street name Route 36, Household Number 23, Owned/Rented O, Home value 3000, Farm Y, Household of Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 6 December 2012).
      Gudgell Wells, Relationship head, Sex M, Race W, Age 26, Marital status M, POB Kentucky, Occupation farmer
      Grace Wells, Relationship wife, Sex F, Race W, Age 19, Marital status M, POB Kentucky
      Roger Wayne Wells, Relationship son, Sex M, Race W, Age 1, Marital status S, POB Kentucky

    23. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      This place was owned by Mr. Rogers and was located behind where Paul Miller Ford is located today (2004). I have not been able to locate this house or any pictures of it and none of Dawson's family can remember it. The best description is that it was a 2 story brick house and Dawson Hatton and his family lived there after we did. We did not use the upstairs.

    24. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Clark Farm This house is located about 2 miles out US 60 east of Lexington across from Greenbrier Subdivision. This house was a large white one floor plan.

      The house had shutters for the windows and Roger tore the shutters off to make him a road for his tricycle.

      The main crop was raising tobacco. When people came to strip tobacco or work on the farm they expected to be fed. One day there were several Gunnies and they frightened Roger. Grace told the farm hands if they would catch them she would cook them. They caught every one of them and had Gunnies for dinner that day.

    25. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 Jun 2015).
      The crops did not do well and Gudgell got a job in Lexington with United Service. He would travel from Bath County, Kentucky to Lexington each week and then return home on the weekend.

    26. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Glen Perry Farm This house is located East of Owingsville on Us 60. It was a very small house maybe only one or two rooms and was used as a feed storage shed. It was located close to the bank of Slate Creek.

      We lived here for only a short time waiting for the people to move out of the main house. There was a lot of horse weeds close by and Roger remembers they were taller than him.

      With the building being used for feed storage it was very dirty and Mom and her sister had to scald the floors with lye water in order to make it a clean place to live.

    27. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 24 February 2013).
      Glen Perry Farm This farm is located on US 60 East Of Owingsville. It was located at the foot of a large hill. Gudgell burnt the chicken house down trying to get rid of the chicken lice. It almost burned down the house. When Ina, Grace's sister, came to help put out the fire she went upstairs and found a burning rag in a broken glass. A lot of the neighbors came to help put out the fire. People who were traveling on US 60 would come down the hill to help.

      Dad would raise crops during the summer and one year while working on the farm he lost his build fold. He looked for it because it had all of his money in it. Next summer when he was working on the farm he found it with the money still in it just wet.

      There was livestock on the farm and we were afraid of the pigs and one old rooster. Our Aunt Ina lived in a large two story brick house on the next farm. We would walk between our house and our Aunt's house. We were afraid of the rooster and pigs. One day the rooster got after Betty and the next day mom cooked the rooster. Dad went to work in Lexington and came home one day with glasses. We hid and watched him come to the house because he looked so strange.

    28. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 31 January 2013).
      Athens Home on Athens Boonsboro Road Athens Boonsboro Road. This house is located on the Athens Boonsboro Road about two miles from Athens, Kentucky. It is a large brick house setting way back off of the road.

      Gudgell was raising tobacco and had people on the farm to help him.

      One time we were building a fire in the stove and Madge, mom's sister, poured kerosene into the stove. It blew up their must have been some hot coals in the stove and with the kerosene it ignited and started the fire.

      I started to school when we lived here and had to walk from the house to the road each day. I don't know what mom did with my brother and sisters while she walked with me to the bus. I road a yellow school bus to Athens School each day. The bus driver's name was Johnny Burton. One day mom wanted to take my picture with the bus driver. I stood on the front bumper and the bus driver stood beside me and mom told me to look at her and not back into the bus. Well, the picture turned out with me looking back into the bus.

    29. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Abraham's Farm Abraham's Farm, Delong Road This farm was located on the Delong Road. It was a large white frame house and was 2 stories. It had a lot of large trees in the front yard. There were funny bottles on the walls in each room of the house and they were used as fire extinguishers.

      Dad raised the tobacco crop and I would try to help him. The crops were grown in the field which was close to the house. I don't know if I was much help but dad let me help him. I can remember transplanting tobacco where we would walk along and look for plants that were missing and would plant another in its place. We planted the tobacco using an old hand planter. It had handles which you would move apart then drop in a plant of tobacco along with water. At least this is what I remember doing.

      Dad had people work for him in the crops and mom would fix lunch for them. They had coffee and someone asked me if I wanted a taste. I tried it but it was horrible so I never tried it again.

      As kids we would play games. One of the games we played is pretending we were having church. Once when playing church we were having the sacrament. We had bread and water and had it on the coffee table. When it came to say the prayer I knew the prayers were in the scriptures and had them out trying to find the prayer. Mom found us and stopped us before I had time to read the prayer.

      Mr. Abram ran a dairy on the farm and had several cows to feed and milk. He would bring mash from the brewery in a large truck and dump it out to feed the cows. That slop stunk to high heaven. When I got old enough to try beer it smelled just like the cow slop and I would not even taste it. Good lesson!

    30. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Clarence Gudgell Wells was called as the Branch President of The Lexington Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when William Wade was released. This occurred about 1946.

    31. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      This house is located on Keene Road in the bend of a large curve. There was a tobacco barn located to the right of the house. This farm was purchased by Grace and Gudgell and was the first farm they owned. They borrowed money from an orphan school to purchase the farm. The orphan school eventually became Midway College.

      The house was very cold during the winter. We only had a pot bellied stove in the middle room. We would sleep in another room and when we got up we had to run to the stove to keep warm. One winter it got so cold it froze the water bucket over and it was solid ice.

      One night we were going somewhere and dad had to get a swarm of bees into a hive. The bees had swarmed and were all over a fence post. Dad had a hive he eventually got them into.

      Dad was called to be the Branch President while we lived at this house.

      We would drive from this house to town for Church and I guess we would meet at Brother Wade's for church. We would also drive from this house to the home of William Wells my grandfather. He lived at the Bacon Place which was located just down the road from the Walnut Hill School.

    32. [S556] KY: Kentucky Deeds (Deeds), Fayette County, Book 384, Page Number 492, Person(s) of Interest (not recorded), (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Mortgaged by Kentucky Female Orphan School on January 22, 1946. (Mortgage Book 328 page 259)

    33. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      7th Street Market This house on the corner of East 7th Street and Jackson Street. The store faced 7th Street and was known as 7th Street Market. The house faced Jackson Street and Jackson Street. The house was made of wood. When you came up from the store on the left was the bathroom. Back from that on the left were 2 bedrooms. On the right side were the kitchen, dining room, and living room. I think the living room was also used as a bed room. This was the first house we lived in that had an indoor bathroom along with running water. There was a small stair between the store and house. The door between the store and house could be locked.

      I had an Uncle and Grandmother who lived close by. Arnold and his family lived down the street at 552 7th street and my grandmother lived just across the street from Arnold.

      While living here WW2 ended and my Uncle Arnold Hatton returned home from the Army. He brought a large Japanese flag home with him. Arnold and his family probably moved to 7th street after he returned from the Army.

      We lived here when my grandfather Eastwood Hatton died.

      We had church in the front room of our home on most Sundays. We would have chairs set up in the living room and dining room for church. Classes would be held in other rooms of the house.

      The missionaries would stay with us and ride their bikes out into the country and then come back in on Friday night. They would tell stories about what had happened to them the last week. Sometimes they would have a car and drive it but I think this was the supervising elders. They had an old Kaiser?. I enjoyed listening to their stories of where they slept in a barn or under the stars. It sounds like a big adventure.

      One Christmas morning there were all of the Christmas present wrapping papers thrown down the stairs between the house and store. I guess this is where I really new about Santa Clause.

      There were also several haunted houses. One of them just down the street on Jackson and another down the street on 7th street. There was also an Ice house down 7th street.

      We would go my cousins and watch the church next door we called them the holy rollers as they would dance and roll on the floor.

      I worked in the store keeping bottles sorted and did not earn any money but one day one of the missionaries left and sold his bike to Dad. Dad gave me the bike. I loved it and road it everywhere. This was my first bicycle.

      The missionaries would stay with us and ride their bikes out into the country and then come back in on Friday night. They would tell stories about what had happened to them the last week. Some times they would have a car and drive it but I think this was the supervising elders. They had an old Kaiser. I enjoyed listening to their stories of where they slept in a barn or under the stars. It sounded like a big adventure.

      One Christmas morning the Christmas present wrapping papers were thrown down the stairs between the house and store. I guess this is where I really knew about Santa Clause.

      Carolyn was jumping rope in the kitchen and got the rope tangled with a pan on the stove with hot grease and it spilled on her back.

      Bill got his leg hurt as a result of a staple we used in the wagon to hold the wheel on. The staple got caught in his ankle.

      We would go to my cousins and watch the church next door we called them the Holy Rollers as they would dance and roll on the floor.

    34. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      This house was located on Athens Boonesboro Road and was built by Dad. It was built on a half acre lot which was pretty big for us. The house had 6 rooms. There were 2 bedrooms, living room and kitchen down stairs and 2 bedrooms up stairs. In the kitchen we had a pump to pump the water from the cistern right into the kitchen. This was dad's version of running water. The bath room or outhouse was at the very back of the lot.

      When it was time to take a bath mom would put water in a steal tub and put an electric heater in it to warm the water then all of us would take a bath.

      The living room had striped wall paper on one wall. It was white and pink stripes. When we moved into the house there was no plaster board so you could see from room to room. The boys slept upstairs and you could see out through the unfinished walls. One night it snowed and we had snow on us the next morning.

      We would listen to the radio a lot and each of us children had our favorite radio program.

      We had a large garden and raised chickens. Most of this was so that we could have something to do because I don't think we made much money on the chickens. We would buy the chickens when they were small and raise them until they go big enough to eat. Dad would take some of them to work with him and sell the while they were still alive.

      Dad let me use an old chicken coop for a work shop and I would tinker with electronics. I even tried to wire the upstairs with electricity using just cotton covered bell wire. It's a wonder that this was not a disaster. I loved to tinker with electricity and electronics. I would tear up old radios and try to get them to work again. I never had much success but loved it. I tried to build a radio from scratch one time but never did get it to work. One time I needed a battery and dad took me to Clark Hardware Store in Lexington to buy one. We took it home and what ever I was trying to get to work would not work. We thought the batteries were no good so we took it back. I doubt it was the batteries.

      We would also play soldier and run all over the neighborhood playing. I also would use my bicycle to jump over concrete blocks with a ramp. Betty tried to ride my bicycle and had a wreck which skinned up her arms and legs.

      One winter we had a big snow storm. The road was snow filled up to the bank. The neighbor's car was stranded in the middle of the snow covered road. The neighbors used their tractors to remove the snow. Some of our neighbors had to drive through our back yard to get to work.

      My grandfather lived about 1/2 mile down the road and I would go there to help milk the cows. He had a small one room cabin in the back yard of his house and I loved to stay overnight in it. When papaw decided to go to the temple I was left in charge of milking the cows which needed to be done each morning and afternoon for a week while he was gone. It was hard work but I enjoyed it.

      We road the school bus to Athens School. One day I ran to catch the bus and the others did not make it. They said I told the bus driver they were not coming but I don't remember that I think they are just making it up. But anyhow the bus left them at home. When they got ready mom walked with them all the way to Athens School about 5 miles.

    35. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Release Part Time Mission, Issued by Lexington Branch, Year Issued 1949, Person(s) of Interest Clarence G. Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V003_082); (Paper Copy: A045).
      Elder Clarence G. Wells, this certifies that you are honorable released from your appointment as Local Part Time Missionary in the Kentucky East District of the Lexington Branch. Signed Branch President Clarence G. Wells.

    36. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 30 August 2013).
      Gudgell worked for Kawneer about 13 years. He made aluminum store fronts which inc

    37. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Letter, Issued by Lexington Branch, Kentucky Central District, Year Issued 1951, Person(s) of Interest Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 12 March 2013); (Digital Image: V097_004); (Paper Copy: C026).

    38. [S708] USA: U.S. City Directories (JD), Jurisdiction: Lexington, Kentucky, City Directory, image 354, page 672, County: Fayette County, Person(s) of Interest: Clarence G Wells, (posted to db on 16 July 2013).
      Clarence G (Suda G) emp Kawneer Co, h1011 Darley Drive

    39. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 20 Jul 2016).
      1011 Darley Drive I had a shop in the back of the garage built with an old Army box. I tinkered more with electronics in this shop. This is where I first got my ham radio license along with a friend Tommy McFadden. There was another friend but I don't remember his name. The first radio was lent to me by Jimmy Dean who lived on Loudon Avenue. His call sign was W4BNP and he helped us boys to get a radio going.

      We lived here when I met Lucille at a church dance. The church would have dances all over the district and James Shrout and my parents would take us to the dances. James Shrout had a used hearse and would pile us into the back of it and take us to the dances.

      I attended Lafayette High school and continued to play the trombone. We would go to different ball games and play.

      I mowed yards and cleaned houses to earn money. I would spend the money to buy radio stuff. One time dad helped me buy an expensive radio. I had to make payments as it cost about $120 which was very expensive. I used the money I earned mowing yards and cleaning houses to pay for it.

      For some reason mom and dad allowed me to tinker with cars and electronics. Many times we would use the garage to work on old cars.

      We lived here when I joined the service and went into the Army. I also lived here when I started to work for IBM.

    40. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 Jun 2015).
      Sold notions to small stores throughout Fayette and surrounding counties.

    41. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 Jun 2015).
      Gudgell went to work for Thompson's selling cleaning supplies.

    42. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      We lived here for just a short time waiting for our house on Meadow Lane to be ready to move into. This was a large house with lots of rooms. We lived here for just a short time waiting for our house on Meadow Lane to be ready to move into. This was a large house with lots of rooms.

    43. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 31 January 2013).
      This home was a brick home located at 832 Meadow Lane and had 6 rooms. It had 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen downstairs and 2 bedrooms up stairs. It also had a basement but it was wet.

    44. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 8 December 2012).
      Gudgell lived here while waiting for the home on Rogers Road to be completed.

    45. [S490] AA: Note, (posted to db on 31 January 2013).
      This home on Rogers Road, flooded in April 1972. The storm sewer pump stopped because a electrical storm shut off the water pump. It was the night before the Stake was organized.

    46. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 30 Jun 2015).
      Dad sold cleaning supplies for a short time for Kenway Chemical.

    47. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Ordination, Issued by Lexington Kentucky Stake, Year Issued 1972, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_085); (Paper Copy: A025).
      This Certifies, that Clarence Gudgell Wells was ordained a High Priest in the Melchizedek Priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 23 April 1972, by Mark E. Peterson,who holds the office of Apostle.

    48. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Ordination, Issued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Year Issued 1972, Certificate Number 912, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_086); (Paper Copy: A026).
      To whom it may concern: --- We the undersigned, hereby certify that on the 23rd day of April 1972 Clarence Gudgell Wells was duly ordained a Patriarch by Elder Mark E. Petersen and sustained to officiate in the Lexington Stake of Zion. Signed by Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold B. Lee,and N. Eldon Tanner.

    49. [S490] AA: Note, (Date posted to database 20 Jul 2016).

    50. [S773] AA: Family Tradition, of Clarence G. Wells, (posted to db on 16 April 2014).
      Mary Jane was a small woman who was part Indian.

      She smoked a clay pipe with a cane stem. She had no teeth and Gudgell, her grandson remembers, she would put this pipe in the side of her mouth and forget it was there . She would then look all over the house and yard trying to find the pipe before discovering it was in her mouth all the time. Mary Jane also loved strawberries. Gudgell and his brother Willard went to pick wild straw berries and found a really nice patch. They picked a bucketful and went home by their grandmother's house and she happened to be out side on the porch. She called the two boys over and said, let me see those berries. She then raked the top layer of berries off into her apron so that they were even with the top of the bucket and said, I'm going to keep these and eat them.Mary Jane was ill for a short time before she died of old age.

      As told by Clarence G. Wells

    51. [S465] LDS: LDS Church Documents, Certificate of Honorable Release, Issued by Atlanta Temple, Year Issued 1992, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Wells, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V003_087); (Paper Copy: A044).
      Clarence Wells having faithfully performed the duties assigned as a Temple Ordinance Worker during the period from 4 October 1983 to 22 August 1992 is honorably released with full appreciation for devoted service. Signed by the Atlanta Georgia Temple Presidency 19 August 1992.

    52. [S528] KY: Kentucky Death Certificate, Issued by Fayette County, Year Issued 2002, Certificate Number 176196, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells, (posted to db on 15 January 2013); (Digital Image: V058_061); (Paper Copy: C028).
      Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of death:
      Name: Clarence Gudgell Wells; Male; Date of Death: 11 July 2002. Hospice Care enter/St. Joseph, Lexington, Fayette County, Birth: July 23, 1914 Olympia, Kentucky. Residence: Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, 2436 Wanda Court, 40505. Marital Status: Widow. Father: William Wells, Mother: Mollie Ginter, Informant: Roger Wells, 649 Bellcastle Rd., Lexington, KY 40505.

    53. [S557] KY: Bath County, Shrout Cemetery (03), GPS Latitude/Longitude 38.11781/-83.72902, Person(s) of Interest Clarence G Wells, (posted to db on 23 February 2013).
      Clarence G. Wells - DOB 23 July 1914; DOD 11 July 2002
      On same stone with wife S. Grace Hatton and daughter Carolyn Lee

    54. [S502] USA: Find A Grave, Record type: Find a Grave. Shrout Cemetery, Memorial number: 12618343, GPS: 38.11781, -83.72902, Person(s) of interest: Clarence Gudgell Wells, (Date posted to database 12 Sep 2014).
      Clarence Gudgell Wells. Birth:  Jul. 23, 1914 Death:  Jul. 11, 2002   Family links:   Spouse:   Suda Grace Hatton Wells (1920 - 2001)*    Children:   Roger Wayne Wells (1938 - ____)*   Carolyn Lee Wells (1944 - ____)*   *Calculated relationship   Inscription: Faith in every footstep Pioneers 1847-1997 *Golden Emblem*   Note: Husband of S Grace Hatton Wells   Burial: Shrout Cemetery Owingsville Bath County Kentucky, USA GPS (lat/lon): 38.11781, -83.72902   Maintained by: will s. Originally Created by: DemBonez Record added: Dec 06, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12618343

    55. [S506] KY: Bath County, Marriages Returns 1811/1953 (VR), Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1913, Certificate Number book 7 page 171, Person(s) of Interest William Wells and Mollie Ginter, (posted to db on 19 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_087).
      STATE OF KENTUCKY, Bath County
      It is hereby certified, that under and by virtue of the within License, I did, on the 8 day of October 1913, at My Home in said county, celebrate the rites of, Matrimony between the within named William Wells and Mollie Ginter and that William Thomas & Lizzie Crouch were present and witnessed the celebration. Given under my hand, this 8 day of Oct. 1913. Minister F. W. Crouch

    56. [S470] KY: Kentucky Marriage Certificate, Issued by Bath County, Year Issued 1937, Person(s) of Interest Clarence Gudgell Wells and Suda Grace Hatton, (posted to db on 8 December 2012); (Digital Image: V002_081); (Paper Copy: C019).
      I Lawrence Thomas, Minister of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints do certify that on the 17th day of Oct 1937 at Lawrence Thomas residence Owingsville Kentucky, under authority of a license issued by R.B. Crooks clerk of County Court of Bath County state of Kentucky, dated 17th day of Oct 1937, I united Clarence G Wells and Suda Grace Hatton Husband and Wife in the presence of Willard Wells and Mrs Carl Manley. Given under my hand this 17th day of Oct 1937. (Signed Lawrence Thomas Minister)

      Gudgell and Grace were married at the home of Lawrence Thomas residence at what is known as Thomas Hill.

      Dad got the license's and on Sunday, October 17, 1937 we were married in the home of Lawrence Thomas who was an Elder in the church also my uncle, Dads half bother.


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