Born Wisconsin, USA, moved to London in 1880 for business reasons. Pharmacist, founder of the Wellcome Trust and Foundation. His collection of books & artefacts relating to the history of medicine & pharmacy became, in 1913, the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in London.
What, we wonder, prompted Mr Wellcome to become a pharmacist and to collect items relating to bringing wellness to people? Could it be a case of nominative determinism?