Main Steet Cemetery

Gracie Wells

Born: 1877
Died: January 5, 1883



Gracie Wells was the daughter of Arvilla Bond and John Manning Wells. Gracie passed away in 1883 at the tender young age of age of 5. In her memory, her father worked with the local officials to see that a cabin for the Girl Scouts was erected in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve just west of downtown Downers Grove. It was known as the Daddy Wells cabin. The cabin is no longer in existence.

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