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Obituaries - Adella Welch

Macomb Daily Journal - May 7, 1907

Mrs. Adella Welch, an old and well known resident of the west part of the county, died at her home, two and one half miles northwest of Colchester, at 6:50 o'clock Monday evening of old age. She was one of the oldest residents of the county, being 93 years, 6 months and 10 days old. Funeral services will be held at the Argyle church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R.B. Fisher of this city, interment in the cemetery at that place.

Adella Caldwell was born in Green County, Kentucky, October 26, 1813 and came to this state in 1830, locating in Sangamon county, where she lived only a short time, when she removed to this city. She lived here until 1832, when she came to the farm near Colchester, on which she lived the rest of her life. She was married to Jefferson Welch in 1832, they locating on the farm mentioned, he dying November 20, 1883. She has long been a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church and was a woman esteemed by all who knew her, one of the sturdy pioneers whose lives will ever be an example of self sacrifice and righteousness for the younger generation.

She is survived by one brother, John Caldwell of Elvaston and five children - Wm. D. of Hire; Charles who lives on the home place; T.J. of Carlsbad, N.M.; Mrs. David Guy of Macomb and Mrs. Lee May of Atlanta, GA.

Contributed by Linda Worstell