Alice May Jones

Brief Life History of Alice May

When Alice May Jones was born on 22 October 1871, in Swain, Washington, North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles H Jones, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Jane Brooks, was 19. She married Fidelia "Dilly" Welch on 19 September 1888, in Graham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Forneys Creek Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Canton, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1936. She died on 10 August 1936, in Beaverdam Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in West Canton, Haywood, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fidelia "Dilly" Welch
1866–1930
Alice May Jones
1871–1936
Marriage: 19 September 1888
William Dee Welch
1890–1966
Joseph W Welch
1892–1908
Minnie Welch
1895–1962
Rachel Melvina Welch
1897–1982
Zena Catherine Welch
1900–1976
Zora Margaret Welch
1902–1995
Hettie Naomi Welch
1905–1989
Roy Fidillie Welch
1908–1995
Leonard Alexander Welch
1913–1981

Sources (58)

  • Alice Welch in household of Fedillla Welch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mrs. Alice Welch, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Alice Jones in entry for Zora Margaret Welch, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1877 · Last Troops Leave

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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