Wells L. Wescott Wells L. Wescott Genealogical Information

Wells 1925 1925 Wells 1930 1930 Wells 1934 1934

Wells Conformation Class Conformation Class
Wells is the forth boy from the right

Wells 1936 Wells 1936 1936

It was the Minnesota State Fair 1937. A brash 17 year old (my father) and his buddy were checking out all the good looking girls. She (my mother) came on the bus with her girl friend and they were enjoying the fair.

My father would be a senior at Marshall High School in the fall; my mother was a senior at Roosevelt High School.

As she walked by, he approached her and asked if he could have his picture taken with a pretty girl – her.

She agreed and the foursome spent the rest of the day at the fair. She would not let him drive her home; she was not that kind of girl. So he and his buddy followed the bus to the girls´ stop.

It was that simple. Bugs and Helen married 5 years later.

mom 1937 mom and dad 1937 dad 1937

Wells 1938 1938 High School Graduation

Wells and Ora 1940 Wells L. Wescott and Ora Anderson Wescott (his mother), August 1940;
Schrader, MN; Lake Shore Drive

wedding day 1942 wedding day 1942
Wedding day June 20, 1942 Rantoul (Chanute Field), IL, Champaign County

Wells WW2 Wells L. Wescott's
World War 2 information and Mission Diary from his B-24 flights over Germany

Ora Wells Helen Ora Amelia Anderson Wescott, Wells L. Wescott and Helen Lillian Hilback Wescott
in front of Ora's 4th St House in September 1944

Hilback Grandchildren 1952 Hilback Grandchildren Summer of 1952

From Left to Right
Back row
Ann Marie Wescott
Wells L. Wescott (father)

Middle row
Wells John Wescott
Anne Sophie Walker Hilback (Grandmother)
Jane Ellen Wescott

Front row
Bruce Tomlinson
Christopher Julius Hilback (Grandfather)

1959 Family picture 1959 Family picture

Top right: Ann

Bottom row: Jane; William; Wells J.; Barbara; Mary

1967 Family picture 1967 Family picture for my parents 25th wedding anniversary

Top row: Wells J.; Jane; Mary

Bottom row: Barbara, Ann; William

1992 Family picture This Family picture taken on June 20, 1992 at my Parents
50th wedding anniversary party.

Back row: Jane Ellen Wescott Schadegg; Mary Elizabeth Wescott;
William Christopher Wescott

Front Row: Ann Marie Wescott; Wells L. Wescott;
Helen Lillian Hilback Wescott
; Wells John Wescott

Wells 80th This Family picture taken on February 12, 2000 at my Fathers 80th birthday party.

Back row: Jane Ellen Wescott Schadegg; William Christopher Wescott; Wells John Wescott; Mary Elizabeth Wescott

Front Row: Wells L. Wescott; Ann Marie Wescott

Funeral Notice as published in the Minneapolis StarTribune on August 26 and 27, 2007:

Wells L. "Bugs" Wescott
Wescott, Wells L. "Bugs" age 87, of Edina. Passed away 8/24/07. Decorated B24 Pilot during WWII. Preceded in death by wife of 57 years, Helen (Hilback) and daughter, Barbara Pontliana. Survived by children, Ann (Ronald Green) Method, Wells (Mary L.), Jane (Michael) Schadegg, Mary E. (Tom Gegax) Wescott, and William; grandchildren, Lt. Col. Leigh Method, Michael (Rosanne) Method, Auralyn (Cesar Benitez) Method, Wells Joel Wescott, Amanda Wescott, Kristine Schadegg, Sarah Schadegg and Megan Wood; great- grandchildren, Kacey, Lillian, Kaylie, Michael, Jessica, Connor, Alex, Nicholas, Cypriann; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to Edina Care and Rehabilitation Center, Air Force Memorial Foundation or The Collings Foundation. Interment Fort Snelling Cemetery. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 10:30 AM with visitation 1 hour prior at Church of Christ the King, 5029 Zenith Ave. S., Mpls. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Wescott Genealogical Information
Genealogical Information Page
Favorite Recipes of the Wescott Family
Bill Wescott's Family Genealogy and more

This Page was last updated on April 11, 2010