Father: Francis (Frank) M. Welch
Mother: Mary Ella Wheeler
Spouse: Edna Rebecca Moore - b: 21/Dec/1883 - Gentry Co.,
d: 12/Jul/1945 - Gentry Co., MO - bur: Carmack Cem., Huggins Twp.
m: 2/Mar/1902 - Gentry Co., MO
Child-1: Cassie Marie - b: 2/Dec/1902 - MO
d: Oct/1977 - MO - bur: Carmack Cem., Huggins Twp., Gentry Co.
m: Homer Perry Weese - 16/Dec/1922 - Gentry Co., MO
2: Ivan L. - b: 5/Apr/1907 - MO
d: Nov/1985 - bur: Ravanna Cem., Mercer Co., MO
m: Dorothy Lois Hyde - 19/Aug/1929 - Grant City, Worth Co., MO
m: Ruby Faye Welch - ~1932
3: Zelma F. - b: 18/Mar/1909 - MO
d: 14/Jan/1981 - Sedgwick Co., KS - bur: Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita
m: Beecher M. Prior - 20/Mar/1927 - Albany, Gentry Co., MO
4: Helen L. - b: 14/Jun/1914 - Gentry Co., MO
d: 5/Aug/1973 - Douglas Co., OR - bur: Roseburg Memorial Gardens
m: Walter E. Ogborn - 30/Mar/1932 - Albany, Gentry Co., MO
George Rice Welch was the youngest son of Frank and Mary Wheeler Welch and was born at the end of September, 1879, in Gentry County, Missouri. He married Edna Rebecca Moore on March 2, 1902, and they had four children, viz., Cassie, Ivan, Zelma, and Helen.1 (It can be inferred from census records and published obituaries that after his first marriage to Dorothy L. Hyde, Ivan married his first cousin, Ruby Faye Welch, daughter of Grant and Lennie Gillespie Welch. and that the couple subsequently moved to Mercer County.) According to the 1910 population schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, the family, including the three oldest children, was then living on Sixth Street in the small rural village of Darlington, located in eastern Cooper Township. Subsequently, they appear to have moved a few miles south to a small farm in Miller Township a mile and a half west of Gentryville.2 George Welch was only fifty years old when he died in January of 1930. He was buried in Carmack Cemetery in Huggins Township. Edna Moore Welch survived until the summer of 1945 and was also buried in Carmack Cemetery with her husband.3 Subsequently, their children settled in various localities.4Source Notes and Citations:
1. "Groom son of Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Welch. Married by Justice A. T. Pringle at the home of the Bride's father, W. R. Moore" (marriage notice: Darlington Record; Darlington, MO, Thur., Mar. 6, 1902.)
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2. Anonymous, Plat Book of Gentry County, Missouri, W. W. Hixson & Co., Rockford, IL, 1930. (Available electronically at digital.library.umsystem.edu/)
Geo Welch: Twp. 62 N; Rng. 31 W; Sec. 34; SE¼ of NW¼ - 40 acres.
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3. "Mrs. George R. Welch Passed Away Thursday Mrs. George R. Welch, who had been in ill health for some time, passed away last Thursday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Weese, near Gentryville. She had reached the age of 61 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. W. J. Heriford of Kansas City, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Carmack church west of town. Interment was in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Edna Rebecca Welch, youngest daughter of William Robert and Harriett Lavena Moore, was born December 21st, 1883, on a farm west of Albany.
She was united in marriage with George R. Welch on March 2d, 1902, Alfred E. Pringle officiating. The wedding was performed at the parental home. Four children were born to them. They are Mrs. Cassie Weese and Mrs. Helen Ogborn, of the Darlington community; Ivan Welch, of Princeton; and Mrs. Zelma Prior, of St. Joseph. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Faye Welch, seven grandchildren, three sons-in-law, Homer Weese, Walter Ogborn and Beecher Prior, three sisters, Mrs. H. H. Gillespie, of Albany; Mrs. G. L. Waltrip and Mrs. Lucy Hines, both of Silver City, Iowa; a brother, W. B. Moore, of Silver City and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was converted and united with the Baptist church at Gentryville in October, 1929, in a meeting conducted by Rev. W. J. Heriford.
Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by her husband about 15 years ago. Also a sister, Mrs. E. W. Cross, seven years ago. Since the death of her companion, she had made her home with her children, nine years of which had been spent with Mr. and Mrs. Homer Weese at whose home she passed away.
She had lived in the Gentryville community for thirty-five years and was held in high esteem by a number of neighbors and friends." (obituary: Albany Ledger; Albany, MO, Thur., Jul. 19, 1945.)
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4. "MRS. OGBORN'S RITES HELD AT GANZ CHAPEL Funeral services for Mrs. Walter (Helen L.) Ogborn, 59, of Myrtle Creek were Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ganz Chapel with the Rev. John Wood, United Methodist minister, officiating. Burial followed in Roseburg Memorial Gardens. She died at her home Sunday.
She was born June 14, 1914 at Darlington, Mo. and was married to Walter E. Ogborn on Mar. 30, 1932 at Albany, Mo. They moved to Myrtle Creek in 1948. She had been a restaurant cook.
Survivors in addition to her husband are two daughters, Betty Winebarger and Carol Stites of Medford; two sisters, Zelma Prior of Wichita, Kans. and Cassie Weese of Darlington; and a brother, Ivan Welch of Princeton, Mo." (obituary: The Mail; Myrtle Creek, OR, Fri., Aug. 10, 1973.)
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5. 1910 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 170B, (microfilm: roll T624_781; img. 339).
6. 1920 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 164A, (microfilm: roll T625_919; img. 898).
7. 1930 US Census Population Schedule for Gentry County, Missouri, National Archives, Washington DC: pg. 69B, (microfilm: roll T626_1188; img. 140).
8 Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 5, pg. 369, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37664; img. 331)).
9. World War I Draft Registration Cards, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives-Southeast Region, Morrow, GA, (microfilm: roll MO-1683215; img. 561).
10. Death Certificates, Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO, (Death Certificate No. 747-a - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO & Death Certificate No. 23922 - Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO).
11. Ben Glick ,"Carmack Cemetery", unpublished. (Gentry County MOGenWeb Archives, www.dropbox.com/sh/slhfvw5i4zjmxft/AAAX8ErQBYpdFizrFZtABYh-a/Carmack.pdf?dl=0, 2014.)
12. Carmack Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1967256&CScn=Carmack&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1434&, continuously updated).
13. Marriage Records, Worth County, Grant City, MO: Bk. F, pg. 10, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 25250; img. 313)).
14. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 9, pg. 265, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 53447; imgs. 270)).
15. Marriage Records, Gentry County, Albany, MO: Bk. 10, pgs. 45 & 330, (Missouri State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, MO (microfilm: roll 37665; imgs. 52 & 174)).
16. Death Master File, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, continuously updated.
17. Roseburg Memorial Gardens, Douglas County, Oregon (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=315551&CScn=Roseburg&CScntry=4&CSst=39&, continuously updated).
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