Whitewright Sun, Page 1, 20 Mar 1924
W.W. Welch of Osyka, Mississippi , formerly
of this section will deliver a lecture at the grammar school auditorium
this Thursday night. he will be remembered by the older citizens of this
seciton as a school teacher at Orangeville (*this community is just to
the east of Whitewright, over the line in Fannin Co.) and a teacher in
the Halsell School at Savoy, at one time one of the heading schools of
Mr. Welch left here 36 years
ago for Montana and served that state two terms as superintendent of Public
Instruction. it is said he was the first Democrat elected for Public Office
in Montana. He spent over 2 years in Alaska and has traveled extensively.
Mr. Welch will use as his subject tonight "Success
and failure" He has lectured in every state in the Union and his old time
friends here are glad of the opportunity to hear him.
Mr. Welch is a cousin of Mrs. W.F. Sanders and is
visiting the Sanders home here.
* he is a grand uncle to First Lady ~ Laura Bush
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