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'''Orson Welles''', (1915 - 1985) Actor
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'''Orson Welles''', (1915 - 1985) Actor and Director.  Best known for acting and directing the movie ''[[Citizen Kane]]'' and as the voice on the radio broadcast ''War of the Worlds''.
  
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==Orson Welles==
 
==Orson Welles==
  
Orson Welles was born 6 May 1915 in Kenosha, Kenosha County, [[Wisconsin]], the second son of Richard Head Welles, and Beatrice Ives.  
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Orson Welles was born 6 May 1915 in Kenosha, Kenosha County, [[Wisconsin]], the second son of [[#Richard Head Welles|Richard Head Welles]], and [[#Beatrice Ives|Beatrice Ives]].  
  
 
Sometime before Mar 15 1932 he moved to Highland Park, [[Illinois]].
 
Sometime before Mar 15 1932 he moved to Highland Park, [[Illinois]].
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He married his first wife, actress and socialite, Virginia Nicholson on Dec 24, 1934 in Llewelyn Park, [[New Jersey]].  They had one daughter.
  
 
Sometime before 1951 he moved to [[New York]].
 
Sometime before 1951 he moved to [[New York]].
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7488&path=1932.3.15.Olympic.36&fn=Orson&ln=Welles&st=r&pid=2014794677&rc=&zp=75 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957] for the ship Olympic on Mar 15, 1932 stating "Olympic sailing from Southampton, arriving at New York.  Orson Welles, age 16, male, single, born May 6, 1915 Kenosha, Wisc., residing at 1928 Groveland avenue, Highland Park, Eavinia, Illinois."
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7488&path=1932.3.15.Olympic.36&fn=Orson&ln=Welles&st=r&pid=2014794677&rc=&zp=75 New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957] for the ship Olympic on Mar 15, 1932 stating "Olympic sailing from Southampton, arriving at New York.  Orson Welles, age 16, male, single, born May 6, 1915 Kenosha, Wisc., residing at 1928 Groveland avenue, Highland Park, Eavinia, Illinois."
  
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=95497913&fn=orson&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=124797 ''New York Times'' (New York)], [[Nov 18]], 1934 "Orson Welles Actor to Wed", "...will be married... to Virginia Nicholson of Wheaton, Ill.  Mr Welles, 19 years old.... Miss Nicholson, 18, is the daughter of Leo Nicholson, a Chicago real estate man."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=95497913&fn=orson&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=124797 ''New York Times'' (New York)], 18 Nov 1934 "Orson Welles Actor to Wed", "...will be married... to Virginia Nicholson of Wheaton, Ill.  Mr Welles, 19 years old.... Miss Nicholson, 18, is the daughter of Leo Nicholson, a Chicago real estate man."
  
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=118514459&fn=orson&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=125331 ''New York Times'' (New York)], [[Dec 24]], 1934  "Miss Virginia Nicolson... to Orson Welles... [in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey]"
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=118514459&fn=orson&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=125331 ''New York Times'' (New York)], 24 Dec 1934  "Miss Virginia Nicolson... to Orson Welles... [in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey]"
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f1=Orson&f2=&f0=Welles&sx=&f4Day=&f4Month=&f4Year=&f6=&f5Day=&f5Month=&f5Year=&f7=&f10=&f9=&f3=&f8=&prox=1&f4=++&f5=++&db=cadeath1940&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=0&recid=7810852&recoff=2+3 California Death Index], stating "George Orson Welles, born 6 May 1915 Wisconsin, mother's maiden name IVES, died 10 Oct 1985 Los Angeles County
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&rank=0&f1=Orson&f2=&f0=Welles&sx=&f4Day=&f4Month=&f4Year=&f6=&f5Day=&f5Month=&f5Year=&f7=&f10=&f9=&f3=&f8=&prox=1&f4=++&f5=++&db=cadeath1940&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=0&recid=7810852&recoff=2+3 California Death Index], stating "George Orson Welles, born 6 May 1915 Wisconsin, mother's maiden name IVES, died 10 Oct 1985 Los Angeles County
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===Secondary sources for 1===
 
===Secondary sources for 1===
*[http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00084581&tree=LEO Entry on genealogics]
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*[http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00084581&tree=LEO "George Orson Welles] on Genealogics
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles Entry on wikipedia]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orson_Welles "Orson Welles"] on Wikipedia
*[http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=32797297&st=1 Entry on OneWorldTree]
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*[http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=32797297&st=1 "George Orson Welles"] on OneWorldTree
  
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=49024&pageno=58 ''American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales''], by Gary Boyd Roberts & William Addams Reitwiesner. Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore, 1984. page 58-9 [[Orson_Welles_to_Diana|here]]
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=49024&pageno=58 ''American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales''], by Gary Boyd Roberts & William Addams Reitwiesner. Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore, 1984. page 58-9 [[Orson_Welles_to_Diana|here]]
  
 
==Richard Head Welles==
 
==Richard Head Welles==
Richard Head Welles was born about 1872 in Missouri to Richard Welles and his wife Mary Head.  His mother Mary remarried to Fredrick Yotthersen and the family moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where they appear in the 1900 census.
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Richard Head Welles was born about 1872 in [[Missouri]] to [[#Richard Welles|Richard Welles]] and his wife [[#Mary Head|Mary Head]].  His mother Mary remarried to Fredrick Yotthersen and the family moved to Kenosha, [[Wisconsin]], where they appear in the 1900 census.
  
 
Beatrice Ives was born about 1871 in Illinois.  They married about 1903/4 and had their eldest son Richard I about 1905/6, and second son Orson in 1915.
 
Beatrice Ives was born about 1871 in Illinois.  They married about 1903/4 and had their eldest son Richard I about 1905/6, and second son Orson in 1915.
  
Richard was an inventor, filing several patents while living in Kenosha.
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Richard was an inventor, filing several patents while living in Kenosha.  He retired in 1917, and that year or the next the family moved to Chicago.  While there, his mother became involved with Maurice Bernstein, or according to other sources he became infatuated with either her or Orson.
  
 
Wikipedia states that "...his parents divorced when he was six" [so 1921 or 1922], "...Beatrice Welles died of jaundice on May 10, 1924 in a Chicago hospital. Richard Welles became an alcoholic and died when Orson was fifteen....Maurice Bernstein became his guardian."
 
Wikipedia states that "...his parents divorced when he was six" [so 1921 or 1922], "...Beatrice Welles died of jaundice on May 10, 1924 in a Chicago hospital. Richard Welles became an alcoholic and died when Orson was fifteen....Maurice Bernstein became his guardian."
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Although Richard and Beatrice are supposed to have divorced, when she died, she is called "...wife of Richard Head Welles" in her Chicago Tribune obit.  In the book ''This is Orson Welles'' it states not that his parents divorced, but that "His parents seperated when he was six..." (page 517)
  
 
===Primary documents for 2===
 
===Primary documents for 2===
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7602&iid=WIT623_1794-0175&fn=Jacob+R&ln=Yotthersen&st=r&ssrc=&pid=63409375 1900 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1900|here]]
 
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7602&iid=WIT623_1794-0175&fn=Jacob+R&ln=Yotthersen&st=r&ssrc=&pid=63409375 1900 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1900|here]]
  
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1903_02_11_0004&r=an&rc=4872,2150,5017,2183;4475,2179,4592,2212&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=473508868 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], [[Feb 11]], 1903, page 4, "Persons and Things", "The engagement of Richard Head Welles of Kenosha and Miss Beatrice Ives of Chicago is announced.  Miss Ives was formerly a social leader at Detroit."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1903_02_11_0004&r=an&rc=4872,2150,5017,2183;4475,2179,4592,2212&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=473508868 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], 11 Feb 1903, page 4, "Persons and Things", "The engagement of Richard Head Welles of Kenosha and Miss Beatrice Ives of Chicago is announced.  Miss Ives was formerly a social leader at Detroit."
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&ti=0&r=an&db=1910USCenIndex&F2=WIT624_1715-0168 1910 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1910|here]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&ti=0&r=an&db=1910USCenIndex&F2=WIT624_1715-0168 1910 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1910|here]]
  
 
*''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
 
*''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1910_07_09_0005&r=an&rc=2117,4096,2240,4125;2257,4096,2292,4125;2310,4096,2433,4125&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477340677 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Jul 9]], 1910, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, vehicle-lamp."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1910_07_09_0005&r=an&rc=2117,4096,2240,4125;2257,4096,2292,4125;2310,4096,2433,4125&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477340677 "Wisconsin Patents"], 9 Jul 1910, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, vehicle-lamp."
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1911_04_29_0012&r=an&rc=3154,2617,3291,2646;3310,2617,3349,2646;3369,2617,3506,2646&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477787148 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Apr 29]], 1911, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, headlight."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1911_04_29_0012&r=an&rc=3154,2617,3291,2646;3310,2617,3349,2646;3369,2617,3506,2646&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477787148 "Wisconsin Patents"], 29 Apr 1911, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, headlight."
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1911_07_22_0013&r=an&rc=2661,4254,2780,4287;2798,4254,2832,4287;2849,4254,2968,4287&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477878285 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Jul 22]], 1911, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, lamp."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1911_07_22_0013&r=an&rc=2661,4254,2780,4287;2798,4254,2832,4287;2849,4254,2968,4287&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=477878285 "Wisconsin Patents"], 22 Jul 1911, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, lamp."
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_03_11_0009&r=an&rc=1562,4191,1692,4228;1710,4191,1747,4228;1766,4191,1896,4228&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478784521 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Mar 11]], 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, electrical connector, two patents."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_03_11_0009&r=an&rc=1562,4191,1692,4228;1710,4191,1747,4228;1766,4191,1896,4228&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478784521 "Wisconsin Patents"], 11 Mar 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, electrical connector, two patents."
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_04_17_0011&r=an&rc=3098,5379,3233,5412;3252,5379,3290,5412;3309,5379,3444,5412&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478823435 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Apr 17]], 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, cataloguing-chart...."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_04_17_0011&r=an&rc=3098,5379,3233,5412;3252,5379,3290,5412;3309,5379,3444,5412&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478823435 "Wisconsin Patents"], 17 Apr 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, cataloguing-chart...."
**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_08_19_0010&r=an&rc=4775,6350,4912,6379;4931,6350,4970,6379;4267,6383,4397,6412&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478956554 "Wisconsin Patents"], [[Aug 19]], 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, electric connector...."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1913_08_19_0010&r=an&rc=4775,6350,4912,6379;4931,6350,4970,6379;4267,6383,4397,6412&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=478956554 "Wisconsin Patents"], 19 Aug 1913, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, electric connector...."
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**[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1916_10_21_0007&r=an&rc=1278,4292,1388,4321;808,4325,844,4354;862,4325,987,4354&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=480596999 "Wisconsin Patents"], 21 Oct 1916, "...Richard H Welles, Kenosha, head lamp; Richard H Welles, Kenosha, adjustable lamp socket...."
  
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=432023852&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=1342123 ''Chicago Daily Tribune''], [[12 May]], 1924 (obituary), "Welles &mdash; Beatrice Ives Welles, May 11, wife of Richard Head Welles; mother of Richard Ives and George Orson Welles.  Funeral services at chapel, 1253-5 N. Clark St, Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Kenosha, Wis."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=432023852&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=1342123 ''Chicago Daily Tribune''], 12 May 1924 (obituary), "Welles &mdash; Beatrice Ives Welles, May 11, wife of Richard Head Welles; mother of Richard Ives and George Orson Welles.  Funeral services at chapel, 1253-5 N. Clark St, Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Kenosha, Wis."
  
===Other sources===
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=XRQN0-taecoC&pg=PA517&lpg=PA517&dq=%22beatrice+ives+welles%22&source=web&ots=QmA-w70dud&sig=ZWYwtpR66kgOpUBJBtnkvGGg5SI ''This is Orson Welles'', pg 517] by Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich stating "Richard Head Welles died 28 Dec 1930"
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===Secondary sources for 2===
 
*[http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=32889996 Entry on OneWorldTree]
 
*[http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=32889996 Entry on OneWorldTree]
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*[http://www.lobstermanfrommars.com/orson.asp "George Orson Welles"], biography at LobsterManFromMars dot com stating "His father Richard retired at age 46 with a generous settlement when lamp maker Badger Brass was bought by a Detroit company in 1917."
  
 
==Beatrice Ives==
 
==Beatrice Ives==
Beatrice Ives was born 1870/1 (she is 39 in 1910), in Illinois.  While living in Chicago, she married Richard Head Welles of Kenosha, Wisconsin about 1903/4 and had one son Richard Ives Welles about 1905/6.
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Beatrice Ives was born 1870/1 (she is 39 in 1910), in Illinois.  While living in Chicago, she married Richard Head Welles of Kenosha, Wisconsin about 1903/4 and had one son Richard Ives Welles about 1905/6, and a second son Orson Welles in 1915.
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"The women of Kenosha may have their first representative on the Board of Education following the coming city election, as petitions have been taken out in the second ward for the nomination of Mrs Beatrice Ives Welles as a candidate for the office of school commissioner.  The petitions are being circulated by the men, and it is certain that Mrs Welles will have a strong support among the men as among the women.  She is one of the most prominent members of Kenosha Clubs and Societies, and has taken a great interest in public questions."  ([http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=lhbum04718&so=2&rank=0&tips=0&gsfn=Beatrice&gsln=Ives&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&prox=1&db=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-c&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&srchb=p Mary Davison Bradford, Memoirs, page 383]) Beatrice was elected to the Kenosha, Wisconsin Board of Education for the 1914-15 school year.
  
 
Wikipedia states about Orson Welles, that "...his parents divorced when he was six" [so 1921 or 1922], "...Beatrice Welles died of jaundice on May 10, 1924 in a Chicago hospital. Richard Welles became an alcoholic and died when Orson was fifteen....Maurice Bernstein became his guardian."
 
Wikipedia states about Orson Welles, that "...his parents divorced when he was six" [so 1921 or 1922], "...Beatrice Welles died of jaundice on May 10, 1924 in a Chicago hospital. Richard Welles became an alcoholic and died when Orson was fifteen....Maurice Bernstein became his guardian."
  
 
===Primary documents===
 
===Primary documents===
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1903_02_11_0004&r=an&rc=4872,2150,5017,2183;4475,2179,4592,2212&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=473508868 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], [[Feb 11]], 1903, page 4, "Persons and Things", "The engagement of Richard Head Welles of Kenosha and Miss Beatrice Ives of Chicago is announced.  Miss Ives was formerly a social leader at Detroit."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1903_02_11_0004&r=an&rc=4872,2150,5017,2183;4475,2179,4592,2212&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=473508868 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], 11 Feb 1903, page 4, "Persons and Things", "The engagement of Richard Head Welles of Kenosha and Miss Beatrice Ives of Chicago is announced.  Miss Ives was formerly a social leader at Detroit."
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&ti=0&r=an&db=1910USCenIndex&F2=WIT624_1715-0168 1910 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1910|here]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&ti=0&r=an&db=1910USCenIndex&F2=WIT624_1715-0168 1910 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[RichardWellesC1910|here]]
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1914_04_07_0001&r=an&rc=997,796,1134,829;1153,796,1192,829;1212,796,1349,829&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=479337473 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], [[Apr 7]], 1914 "Kenosha, Wis. &mdash; ...Added interest centers in the election because of a prominent society woman, Mrs Richard H Welles, is running for the office of school commissioner.  This is the first time a woman has been a candidate for a city office and many woman voters went to the polls early."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=7365&iid=NEWS-WI-DA_NO.1914_04_07_0001&r=an&rc=997,796,1134,829;1153,796,1192,829;1212,796,1349,829&fn=&ln=Record+Richard+H+Welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=479337473 ''The Daily Northwestern'' (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)], 7 Apr 1914 "Kenosha, Wis. &mdash; ...Added interest centers in the election because of a prominent society woman, Mrs Richard H Welles, is running for the office of school commissioner.  This is the first time a woman has been a candidate for a city office and many woman voters went to the polls early."
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=lhbum04718&so=2&rank=0&tips=0&gsfn=Beatrice&gsln=Ives&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&prox=1&db=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-c&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&srchb=p "Mary Davison Bradford, Memoirs", page 383] "Board of Education, Kenosha, Wis 1914-15 ...Mrs Beatrices Ives Welles..."
  
*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=432023852&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=1342123 ''Chicago Daily Tribune''], [[12 May]], 1924 (obituary), "Welles &mdash; Beatrice Ives Welles, May 11, wife of Richard Head Welles; mother of Richard Ives and George Orson Welles.  Funeral services at chapel, 1253-5 N. Clark St, Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Kenosha, Wis."
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=50000&iid=432023852&fn=richard&ln=welles&st=d&ssrc=&pid=1342123 ''Chicago Daily Tribune''], 12 May 1924 (obituary), "Welles &mdash; Beatrice Ives Welles, May 11, wife of Richard Head Welles; mother of Richard Ives and George Orson Welles.  Funeral services at chapel, 1253-5 N. Clark St, Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Kenosha, Wis."
  
 
===Other sources===
 
===Other sources===
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==Richard Welles==
 
==Richard Welles==
An unconfirmed entry in the Ancestral World Tree gives that Richard was born 1843 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; that he married Mary Blanche Head 1868 in Kenosha; and that his father was Henry Hill Welles b 1797 in Sussex County, Delaware.
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The "History of the Welles Family" by Albert Welles, gives that Richard was born 1843 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; that he married Mary Blanche Head 1868 in Kenosha; and that his father was Henry Hill Welles b 1797 in Sussex County, Delaware.
  
 
The 1880 census states that he was born abt 1843 but in New York.
 
The 1880 census states that he was born abt 1843 but in New York.
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===Other sources===
 
===Other sources===
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/browse/bookview.aspx?dbid=26456&iid=dvm_GenMono007029-00271-0&desc=Orson+Head&rc=640%2c2714%2c809%2c2770%3b1123%2c2717%2c1273%2c2782 "History of the Welles family in England and Normandy: with the derivation from their progenitors of some of the descendents in the United States"], by Albert Welles, President of the American College of Heraldry, and Genealogical Registry of New York. New York. 1876. Page 252 "Richard Jones Welles, of Kenosha, Wis., was born at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., Pa., June 23, 1843, and removed to Kenosha, where he now (1875) resides.  He was married at Kenosha, Oct. 29, 1868, to Mary Blanche, daughter of Orson Sherman Head, of Paris Hill, Oneida Co., N.Y. One child: Richard Hodgdon, born at Saxton, Mo., Nov. 13, 1872.  His father was Henry Hill Welles, Secretary of the State of Delaware, under Gov. Charles Thomas; Commission dated June 28, 1823.  He was born in Sussex County, Delaware, Feb. 18, 1797 and died at Skaneateles, N.Y.  His father was  William Hill Welles, born at Philadelphia, Jan 7, 1769.  His father was Richard Welles, of Cottness, Eng.  See page 26"
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*[http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ttg13&id=I42215 An entry in the Ancestry World Tree] which states his birthplace, marriage place and father, but with a useless underlying citation.
 
*[http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ttg13&id=I42215 An entry in the Ancestry World Tree] which states his birthplace, marriage place and father, but with a useless underlying citation.
  
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===Primary Sources===
 
===Primary Sources===
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=50447&iid=NEWS-WI-MA_EX.1841_12_27_0003&r=an&rc=495,988,574,1017;637,988,716,1017&fn=orson&ln=head&st=d&ssrc=&pid=441347075 ''Madison Express'' (Madison, Wisconsin)], 27 Dec 1841, "Appointments by the Governor...", "[for the county of Racine] Thomas Wright, to be Supreme court Commissioner; Orson S Head to be Notary Public...."
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1850usfedcenancestry%2c&rank=0&gsfn=orson&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=8054459&recoff=1+3 1850 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[OrsonHeadC1850|here]]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1850usfedcenancestry%2c&rank=0&gsfn=orson&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=8054459&recoff=1+3 1850 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin], transcribed [[OrsonHeadC1850|here]]
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=50419&iid=NEWS-WI-KE_DE.1851_07_11_0001&r=an&rc=492,2004,640,2046;758,2004,906,2046&fn=orson&ln=head&st=d&ssrc=&pid=446409729 ''Kenosha Democrat'' (Kenosha, Wisconsin)], 11 Jul 1851, (advertisement) "Orson S Head, Attorney, Conosellor (sic), and Solicitor, City of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Will attend to all professional business entrusted to his care in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin"
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*[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=view&dbid=50442&iid=NEWS-WI-DE_ST_RE.1851_08_11_0004&r=an&rc=3075,5333,3159,5366;3210,5333,3294,5366&fn=orson&ln=head&st=d&ssrc=&pid=446442500 ''Democratic State Register'' (Watertown, Wisconsin)], 11 Aug 1851 "General Election Notice" "...A state senator for the sixteenth senate district, comprising the county of Kenosha, in place of Orson S Head, whose term of service will expire on the first day of January next;...."
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1860usfedcenancestry%2c&rank=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=2%2cUnited+States+&gs1pl=52%2cWisconsin&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=30&recid=27051014&recoff=3 1860 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1860usfedcenancestry%2c&rank=0&=%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c%2c&gsfn=&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=2%2cUnited+States+&gs1pl=52%2cWisconsin&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&fh=30&recid=27051014&recoff=3 1860 Census of Kenosha, Wisconsin]
  
 
===Further reading===
 
===Further reading===
The [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=agbi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=orson&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=3215714&recoff=1+2 AGBI] states that "Orson Head" is mentioned in Volume: 76 Page Number: 398 Reference: Livermore fam. Of America. By Walt. Eliot Thwing. Boston, 1902. (479p.):104, 184
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The [http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=agbi%2c&rank=0&gsfn=orson&gsln=head&sx=&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=3215714&recoff=1+2 AGBI] states that "Orson Head" is mentioned in Volume: 76 Page Number: 398 Reference: Livermore fam. Of America. By Walt. Eliot Thwing. Boston, 1902. (479p.):104, 184.  Checking this reference however [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookView&ti=0&dbid=10377&iid=dvm_GenMono000215-00061-0&rc=286,630,396,657;393,632,490,658&fn=&ln=Record+Orson+Head&st=d&ssrc=&pid=109 here] we can see that the person indexed on that page was named "Orson Head Livermore" not Orson Head.
  
 
==Mary unknown==
 
==Mary unknown==
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