Hiram Welch

Hiram Welch

Our Ellenburgh Depot correspondent
writes of the death of a well
known citizen of that village as follows:
Hiram Welch passed away Tuesday
evening, April 4th at the advanced
age of 81years. Like a stock of
corn fully ripe, the end came peacefully
without a struggle. For tire.,
past year he had been gradually
weakening and ripening for the end,
and while fully conscious of his approaching
end and talking of his departure
as of any other incident.
He apparently enjoyed life and was
thoroughly interested in the affairs
going on in the world and at the
same time fully prepared to go and
requested his friends not to hold him
back as he wanted to go to be with.
God. He was a man of activity and
energy thoroughly interested in his
business and in political affairs was a
staunch Republican, and at times
having filled some of the town offices.
He was a member of the Free Baptist
church of this place and with
others aided in its erection. He was
born in Franklin Center. P. Q., and
when a young man worked on the
tunnel from Port Huron, Mich., to
Port Sarnia, Ont.. and later worked in
Iowa. Upon returning to his native
town he married Miss Anna Dunn
who Survives him. They resided in
Canada and engaged in farming until
after two eldest daughters were born,
then in Marches66 moved to this
locality where Mr. Welch had purchased
a farm, he having been engaged
with his team in the lumber woods
here the previous winter. Here his
third daughter was born and here
they lived the rest of his life, actively
engaged in farming and interested in
the various pursuits of life as above
stated.He sold his farm and the past
few years resided in this village. He
is survived by a widow who has been
in poor health the past winter, and
three daughters, Mrs. I. L. Sheldon,
of this place, Mrs. F. L. Sheldon, of
Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. H. R. Lasel
of this place.
He is also survived by two brothers
George, of Franklin Center and Moses
Welch of Burke. One sister, Mrs.
Emma Bryant, of Ward Hill. Mass.,
also survives. His funeral was held
in the M. E. church. Rev. W. R. Ryder
officiating, interement In Sheldon Hill
cemetery. This was the first death
in the family since coming here fifty
years ago.

Published on December 20, 2008 at 12:18 am  Leave a Comment  

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