Alan Wells was born in 1919 in Portland, Oregon. He grew up there and as he reached adulthood, he became a police officer. In 1940, he was fatally shot in the line of duty, and awoke Immortal. He met Immortal, Gloria Palkovic, who became his teacher, she taught Alan everything about being an Immortal.
In 1995, Wells was living in a small town in Greenville, Washington, the owner and operator of an auto grave yard. He was married to a mortal woman, Helen, and was also the protector of a mentally challenged Immortal, Mikey Bellows.He and Mikey sensed the presence of another Immortal, one day, a headhunter, Tyler King. In order to protect them, Alan told Helen to get Mikey into an old bus in order to hide, telling them to be silent so that King couldn't hear them, he didn't want Mikey to see the challenge.
Unfortunately, the good hearted Alan, was not a match for King. Mikey and Helen watched as King beheaded Alan. Helen screamed, and when the frightened Mikey tried to quiet her, he accidentally killed her.
While King absorbed Alan's Quickening, Mikey ran away.