Here are three more articles mentioning the Wells family of Hopkinton, RI in the Providence Evening Journal that I recently found on genealogybank.com
This first one mentions Williams Rogers Wells and Thomas Randall Wells. Thomas was Williams uncle as Thomas was the brother of Williams’ father Jonathan Russell Wells. Jonathan and Thomas R were both sons of Russell Wells and Lydia Rogers Crandall.
Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 1 Apr 1875, Page 3
ASHAWAY – …. A house formerly owned and occupied by William R. Wells was sold at auction, Monday, to T. R. Wells.
This article is also about the same Thomas Randall Wells as in the article above:
Providence Evening Journal (Providence,RI) 6 Apr 1875, Page 2
ASHAWAY – … Social – A society social was held at the residence of Mr. T.R. Wells, Sunday evening, 4th inst. The weather was unpleasant, but those who attended spent a pleasant evening.
OK, this one is from the Newport Mercury and not the Providence Evening Journal but it also is about the same Thomas Randall Wells. It is about the adoption of his daughter Altana M. Wells.
Newport Mercury (Newport,RI) 25 Mar 1865
The following Private Resolutions were passed by the General Assembly at its recent session:
….. Resolution granting leave to adopt child to Thomas R. Wells and wife.