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James Henry Welch


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 3/20/2006 at 08:27:02

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
June 1913

Obituary--James H. Welch

James Henry Welch was born in Adams county, Pennsylvania, May 28, 1838 and passed away at his home in Winterset, Iowa, June 21, 1913, at the age of 75 years and 24 days.

Oct. 16, 1862, he was enrolled as a private in Co. G, 165th Regiment Pennsylvania Militia Infantry. Mustered out with his company at Gettysburg, Pa., July 20, 1863.

In 1864 in Young America, Ind., he was united in marriage to Lydia Anne Fisher who died Nov. 29, 1890. Nine children were born to this union, four boys and five girls. A son, Jefferson Henry, dying in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Flora Hodgson, dying March 24, 1912. The surviving children are Wellington George, of Hermiston, Ore., John of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Maggie Babbit of Creston, Mrs. Edith Hooton of Des Moines; Lucy, who came from Los Angeles three wees ago, and Blanche of Des Moines, and seven grandchildren. On account of distance and sickness, only three daughters were present at the funeral.

On July 16, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Reece Snyder in Winterset, who with the surviving children mourn his death.

Mr. Welch came to Winterset about 1874, and was honored and respected by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held at the home June 23d at 4:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. L. F. Davis, the G. A. R. using their burial service at the house. Interment was made in Rock City cemetery.


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