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Lincoln County Extension Council recognizes Century Farms

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Pictured are: first row: Madelyn Housewright, Alexandria Black, Carolyn Black and Emma Housewright; Second row: David Housewright and Chrissy Housewright; Third row: Genevieve Black, Alaina Black, Doran Black, Larry Black and Grant Black. The family accepted the award on behalf of Vera Wells Placker.

The Lincoln County Extension Council recognized over 500 years of farming history during the 55th annual Extension Council Banquet held January 28. Following will be a history of the farm with a photo of the individual families recognized. Farms recognized include: John and Vera Wells, established 1902.

In 1895, John E. Wells and his wife Harriet, George S. Wells, and William Wells purchased Township #5o in the area of what is known as Okete. In 1900, John E. Wells and his wife Harriet sold their part to George Sherman and William Wells for $1 consideration. In 1902, George Sherman and Mary Ellen Gladney Wells purchased William Wells interest for $1300. They built a home on the farm in 1906. They had five children: Georgia, who died at the age of three; Vecie Emaline, John Samuel, Sherman, who died in infancy; and Murrill Kenneth.

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