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Obituaries - Cleve Welch

Macomb Daily Journal - March 4, 1931 - page 1

Cleve Welch, of Bethel, is Fire Victim

Cleve C. Welch, well know Bethel township man was fatally burned yesterday when his clothes ignited from gasoline he was using on his car. Desperately and in intense agony he ran from the garage into the yard where Mrs. Welch saw him fall, overcome by the fire that engulfed him.

Mr. Welch was a brother of Dr. R. R. Welch of this city.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in West Bethel church with Rev. F.W. Leonard of Blandinsville officiating. Interment in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

(Note: this is an abstract of a lengthy news article that includes coroner inquest testimony from his wife, Daisy.)

Contributed by Linda Worstell