Obituaries - Charles Welch
Blandinsvill Star Gazette - August 26, 1926 - page 3
Charles W. Welch died at his home in Macomb, Wednesday morning of heart disease after an illness of 6 weeks at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 3 days.
Deceased was born in Colchester February 10, 1853, and spent the greater part of his life in this locality. In November of 1924, he moved to Macomb. He has always resided in this county and was well known and always had a high standing in the community. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
On December 25, 1878, he was married to Emma Reece, now deceased, but he is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. R. Verne White of South Dakota, Mrs. Blanche Johnson of California, Cleve C. Welch of Colechester, Dr. R.R. Welch of Macomb, Homer W. Welch of Beardstown, and Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman of Colechester.
Two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Guy of Macomb, and Mrs. Lee May of New York are also living.
For some time Mr. Welch has been at the home of his son, Dr. Welch, in Macomb and there has been no hope of his recovery for several weeks.
Funeral services were held at Argyle Church, north of Colechester at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Worstell