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  • photograph of Anna "Della" Hutchens Welch and "George" Calvin Welch

    photograph of Anna "Della" Hutchens Welch Welch (born 4-20-1850, died 2-18-1920), she was the first wife of "George" Calvin Welch (born 5-27-1852, died 10-5-1927), they were married on 12-9-1877, he was a pioneer business man, their children were: William Luther Welch (born 3-12-1879, died 9-28-1888), Ada Welch (Twin) (born 9-18-1881, 8-28-1888), Ida Welch (Twin), Mary Etta Welch, Lou Emma Welch, Walter Presley Welch, Selena Alice (Attie) Welch, George Edgar Welch, the following is a newspaper clipping found in a family Bible - George C. Welch Dies At Mount Airy, Pioneer Business Man Is Vitim of Heart Trouble - Had Amassed Considerable Wealth, (Special to Daily News), Mount Airy, Oct. 5--George Calvin Welch, 75, one of the most promising merchants of this section and city, died here this morning at his home on Church Street at 11 o'clock, following an illness of about six months. Mr. Welch's death was due to heart trouble, from which at times he apparently recovered nicely. His death was not expected, however, as had been close to death for several days. Mr. Welch was one of the pioneers here in business. Prior to coming to this city, he ran a small country store between here and Winston Salem on the Hollow Road. In 1890 he established his store here, in the old business section on South Main Street, and when other businesses moved to the present financial district, Mr. Welch "stuck it out" at his old stand. He drew a big trade and was probably woth around $100,000 at his death. He leaves the following children: Walter P. Welch, George E. Welch, Mrs. Robert jones, Mrs. W. R. Bowman, Mrs. W. L. Dunman, all of this city, and Mrs. Joe Folger, of near Monroe. His first wife was Miss Della Hutchens, who died February 18, 1920. Mr. Welch married his present wife, who survives him and who was Miss Lela Williams, of East Bend, October 3, 1923.
  • Welch Family History 1755-1997

    Welch Family History 1755-1997