Ralph Lester Wells

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Ralph Lester Wells

Birthdate: (62)
Death: September 27, 1972 (62)
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Henry Wells and Addie Dart Wells
Husband of <private> Wells (Macdonald)
Brother of Joan Wells; Arthur L Wells and Charles Owen Wells

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Ralph Lester Wells


  • Name: Master Ralph Lester Wells
  • Born: Wednesday 15th December 1909
  • Age: 2 years
  • Last Residence: in Heamoor Cornwall England
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 29103 , £23
  • Destination: Akron Ohio United States
  • Rescued (boat 14)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Wednesday 27th September 1972
  • Cause of Death: Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke)
  • Buried: Mt. Peace Cemetery Akron Ohio United States

Master Ralph Lester Wells, 2, was born on 15 December 1909 in the Strand, Newlyn, Cornwall. The son of Arthur Henry Wells (Railway Conductor) and Mrs Addie Dart Wells (nee Trevaskis). The family later moved to Nevada Place, Heamoor, Penzance.

He accompanied his mother and sister Joan on Titanic travelling to his father who had previously moved to live at 279 Arch Street, Akron, Ohio.

He survived the sinking and lived in Akron for the rest of his life. Ralph married Mrs Colina (MacDonald) Troutman but had no children of his own. Colina Wells is still living in Akron, Ohio. Ralph died in Akron on 27 September 1972, aged 62.


  • Akron Beacon Journal, 16 April, 1912, Eight of Ten Akron People Are Saved
  • Akron Beacon Journal, 28 September, 1972, Obituary


  • Ohio Department Of Health Certificate Of Death


  • Steve Coombes, UK
  • Chris Dohany, USA
  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Iris L. Stacey (née Wells), USA
  • Homer Thiel, USA
  • Brian Ticehurst, UK

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mrs "Addie" Dart Wells
  • Miss Joan Wells
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Ralph Lester Wells's Timeline

December 15, 1909
September 27, 1972
Age 62