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John Welles Hollenback

John Welles Hollenback, American philanthropist. member city council.


  • Hollenback, John Welles was born on March 15, 1827 in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Fisher and Ellen (Hollenback) Welles.

  • Education

    • Educated Athens Academy.


    • Eli Beard, of Brooklyn, October 25, 1854. 2d, Josephine, d. John Woodward, of New York, December 13, 1866. 3d, Amelia Beard, sister of 1st wife, June 18, 1874.

      With brother Edward had charge of Welles Estate at Wyalusing, 1848-1863. Removed to Wilkes-Barre, 1863, at request of maternal uncle, George M. Hollenback, adopting his surname. Became prominent in local affairs.

      Member city council; president People’s Bank, Wilkes-Barre. President Hollenback Cemetery Association, Harry Hillman Academy, Wilkes-Barre Lace Manufacturing Сompany. Vice president and director City Hospital, Spring Brook Water Supply Company Director Wilkes-Barre Young Men’s Christian Association.

      Trustee Lafayette College since 1865, and has made many gifts to college Address: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.


    Member city council.


    • Married Anna E., d.
    • father: Charles Fisher Welles
    • mother: Ellen (Hollenback) Welles
    • spouse: Anna E.
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