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Emma Welch


the Spalding County GAGenWeb Project

The Jackson Progress-Argus

Friday, 7 August 1931, page 3A, column 1

     In the death Wednesday morning of Mrs. Emma Welch, which occurred at the home of her son, Mr. J. W. Welch, near Fincherville, Butts county loses one of its oldest and most widely beloved women. She had been in declining health for some time and only a few days ago suffered a stroke of paralysis. Her passing will bring deep regret to a host of friends.
     Mrs. Welch, who was 92 years of age, was the widow of a Confederate soldier. She was a member of Sardis Baptist church, being one of the oldest members. She was widely beloved for her many fine qualities of character.
     Mrs. Welch is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Claude Allen, of McDonough; two sons, Messrs. R. F. and J. W. Welch, both of Jackson, and twenty-two grandchildren.
     Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Sardis church, with Rev. George W. Hulme, of Locust Grove, officiating. Interment will take place in the family lot in the churchyard.

Additional Comments:
Emma C. Allen, dau. of John W. Allen and Elizabeth (McMullan) Allen, married John Wesley Welch on 18 June 1866 in Spalding Co., GA.


File contributed by: Elaine Turk Nell, October 27, 2005




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