Ted Wells was born in Midland Texas July 11, 1899 as John Oscar
Wells. He was a western hero at Universal in 1920s silent films and
also made several low-budget westerns for "Poverty Row" producers
William M. Pizor and Robert J. Horner. During those silent films
Wells used his own name as well as "Pawnee Bill, Jr.".
When sound arrived, he found himself relegated to bit parts,
supporting roles and doubling for other actors and stunt work. Wells
re-connected with Horner in the mid-'30s. The collaboration resulted
in Wells doing hero duty in a pair of 1935 western films, The
Phantom Cowboy and Defying the Law. "Film Daily" announced that
Wells had signed to star in eight films for Horner, but only two
were actually made. Wells returned to bits and supporting roles in
westerns and serials and wound up as the frequent double for William
Boyd in Boyd's Hopalong Cassidy films from the late 1930s through
These Deceased Residents of Midland
County Left a total $592,359 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs.
Please share this with your family and friends from Midland Texas to
let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas
Comptroller's Office. . . .
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