Mr. & Mrs. John K. Wells' Oral History

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Title

Mr. & Mrs. John K. Wells' Oral History

Subject

Mr. John K. Wells
Mrs. John K. Wells
Betty Turnell
Louise Wells
oral history
recording
interview
First United Methodist Church
subdivision
Hightide Dr.
Marion Plussen
Decatur, IL
childhood
Greyville, IL
Superintendent of Schools
R.C. Sayre
Decatur High School
McKinley College
Millikin University
Delovan, IL
Methodist minister
Grace Methodist Church
Secretary of Preachers' Aid
retirement for pastors and wives
Campfire Girls
church activities
Eloise Neece
Lebanon, IL
Chautauqua
tent meeting
programs
talks
entertainment
preachers
television
baseball
Hudson River Dateline
concession stands
Equitable Life Insurance Society
Decatur Baseball
3III League
United Methodist Church
minister
Methodist Episcopal Church
District Superintendent
national committees
Bishop Quail
business major
History/Political Science minor
Providence, RI
Denver, CO
Wilmington, DE
insurance sales
officer manager
Peoria, IL
Chartered Life Underwriter
family life
Sunday School
Christmas trees
Superintendent of Primary Classes
Superintendent of Junior Classes
life insurance
general insurance
clients
trusts
golf
classes
France
travel
Germany
German family
German Fest
Bavaria
future of Decatur
retirement
committees
lay leader
church board
marriage class
fundraising
YMCA
Boys Club
building committee
Sanitary District Board
awards
dancing lessons

Description

This is the oral history of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells. They were interviewed by Betty Turnell on June 22, 1986. The interview includes their childhoods, and John's career in life insurance.

Creator

Interviewee: Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells
Interviewer: Betty Turnell

Source

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

June 22, 1986

Contributor

Betty Turnell

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

life insurance
First United Methodist Church

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

oral history

Identifier

OH79

Coverage

oral history, recording, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells, Betty Turnell

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Betty Turnell

Interviewee

Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells

Location

Decatur, IL

Transcription

none

Original Format

cassette recording

Duration

47:45

Bit Rate/Frequency

unknown

Time Summary

unknown

Collection

Citation

Interviewee: Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wells Interviewer: Betty Turnell , “Mr. & Mrs. John K. Wells' Oral History,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 19, 2021, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/5073.