Wells, Henry, 1805-1878

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Born in Vermont; settled with his family in Seneca County, N.Y. as a young boy. An expressman, he founded Wells & Co., which became part of the American Express Co. in 1850. With William G. Fargo, he also founded Wells, Fargo Express Co.

From the description of The American Express in its relation to Buffalo : a paper prepared at the request of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1863 / by Henry Wells. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 185027096

Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith American Express Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Buffalo Historical Society (N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Fargo, William George, 1818-1881. person
associatedWith French, Helen, person
associatedWith Harnden, William F. (William Frederick), 1813-1845. person
associatedWith Pomeroy, George E. person
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Birth 1805-12-12

Death 1878-12-10


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