John S Welch

April 1848–20 June 1904 (Age 56)
Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States

The Life of John S

When John S Welch was born in April 1848, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, his father, John Rax Welch, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elen Jones, was 27. He married Frances Adams on 1 January 1874, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 20 June 1904, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Chapel Cemetery, Blandinsville Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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John S Welch
Frances Adams
Marriage: 1 January 1874
Anna E Welch
Corda Bird Welch
Elce Venner Welch

Spouse and Children

1 January 1874
McDonough, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Rax Welch


    Sarah Elen Jones




    Mary Eliza Lyde Welch


    Sarah Ellen Welch



    Herbert Rax Welch


    Ammert R Welch


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh .2 German: variant of Welk .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Welch in household of Rax Welch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Welsh in household of Rax Welsh, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John F Welsh in household of Rex Welsh, "United States Census, 1850"

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