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Welch, William – Obituary

William Welch, Body Rests Home City Lot

The funeral services at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon for the late William Welch, whose death was reported in this newpaper last week, were well attended.

Rev. A.L. Wilson, local pastor, had charge of the services at the church while the Odd Fellows, of which order Mr. Welch was a member, conducted the services at the Haines cemetery, where the body was laid to rest.

Special music by a choir and a solo by Fred Spence were rendered during the services.

William Welch died last week Wednesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, following a long illness. As he requested, his body was brought back to be buried in the community in which he had spent so much of his life and where he loved to be.

All of his children and his wife were with him when he passed away and they all attended the funeral here. William James Welch was born in Kansas, June 26, 1861, and was married to Miss May Long in 1881. His widow survives him, as do, three children: Emma Fisher, Ray and adopted son, Roy Jackson, besides one granddaughter and three grandsons.

The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge in Haines and a member of the Baptist church for over 40 years.

The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July 2, 1931
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

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