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Obituaries - David Welch

Macomb Journal - June 3, 1918

David Welch died Saturday evening at his home 624 North Randolph street, this city at 6:05 o'clock of leakage of the heart with which he had been afflicted since last October, aged 40 years, 8 months and 24 days.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. H.G. Waggoner; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

David Seybold, son of Azro B. and Nancy V. Welch, was born September 7, 1877, in Blandinsville and came to this city in 1895, where he followed his occupation of painter and sign writer. For several years he was employed at the Fellheimer clothing store and later was in partnership with Charles Sweeney, deceased, in the painting business. He was lasate employed by the C. Leander paint firm until his failing health would no longer permit. For a number of years he held the office of First Lieutenant in Troop H, Illinois National Guard of this city.

January 11, 1900, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Hoskinson of this city and 3 children resulting from this union now survive, besides their mother, to mourn their loss of a kind, loving, affectionate and devoted husband and father. The children are namely, Lenore, Virginia and Elizabeth, all at home.

He is also survived by one brother, Ernest of Keddleston, Sask., Canada and 3 sisters, Mrs. Nora Cowan, Mrs. Laura Quigley both of Rock Island and Mrs. Flora Bagg of Keystown, Sask., Canada. Deceased's mother was interred a week ago yesterday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Welch was a man well liked in Macomb and held in the highest esteem of all who knew him. Fraternally he was affliated with the Red Men, Mystic Workers and Tri-State Lodges.

Contributed by Linda Worstell