Obituaries - Melvin Welch
Macomb Daily Journal - September 11, 1919
Melvin Welch, formerly a resident of this city, died yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Essie Grigsby at Joliet, aged 25 years. The body arrived last night at Colchester and was takenn to the home of his uncle, C.W. Welch. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 pm at the Argyle church, north of Colchester, conducted by Rev. Jones.
Deceased was the son of Mrs. William Welch, who before the death of her husband lived in and near Macomb, with her family. Later they moved to Montana, where they had been making their home for the past five or six years. Several months ago the young man was taken ill with an attack of apolexy and was removed to a Denver hospital. A short time ago he was taken from there to the home of his sister, Mrs. Essie Grigsby of Joliet where he died. He was known by many here, and was well liked by everyone.
He leaves his mother, two brothers, Jefferson of Arkansas, Robert of west of Macomb and one sister Mrs. Essie Grigsby of Joliet. A half sister and several brothers survive.
Contributed by Linda Worstell