Hon. David M. Welday


HON. DAVID M. WELDAY, is one of Island Creek's best known citizens and he has long been prominent in public life, serving not only in many township offices with efficiency, but also in the Ohio State Senate. His father was Alexander Welday, who was a pioneer in this section, his parents having been of German birth. In old days, in Germany, the family name was written Velty, but later was changed to its English equivalent, Welday. Senator Welday still resides in Island Creek Township, being now in his sixty-fourth year. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wintersville, O., and was active in all that concerns the public welfare in his neighborhood. He was married first to Pamelia Johnson, who died April 4, 1892. She was a daughter of David Johnson, who came to Jefferson County from Washington County, Pennsylvania, in early days. Mrs. Welday was a lady of many Christian virtues and was a valued member of Two Ridges Presbyterian Church. Senator Welday married secondly Mrs. Lillian H. Scott, widow of Dr. J. F. Scott. Dr. Scott was a native of Cross Creek Township and later became a medical missionary and in that capacity went to China.

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