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Obituaries - Elijah Welch

Macomb Daily Journal - December 18, 1913 - page 5

Elijah A. Welch of Colchester died Wednesday, December 17, 1913 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace Baumgardner, 515(?) East Carroll Street after an illness of 2 weeks. The cause of death was paralysis with complications.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock at Argyle, conducted by Revs. VanNattan and Steele.

Deceased was born March 31, 1838, in Colchester township and has lived in that vicinity all his life.

In 1868 he was united in marriage to Harriet Guy, who died in 1883. To this union were born 6 children, Elsie and James, deceased; George W. and Mrs. Myra Baumgardner of Colchester; Mrs. Angeline Baumgardner of Macomb and Henry T. of Beaumont, Texas.

He leaves one brother, Albert B. of Dawson, Texas; 2 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Thornton, Houston, Texas and Mrs. Emma Norris of Austin, Texas.

Deceased has been a member of the Presbyterian church for 50 years, always taking an active part and was ready when the summons came, to go.

Contributed by Linda Worstell