Cecile L. Underhill

10 June 1891–
Burlington Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States

The Life of Cecile L.

When Cecile L. Underhill was born on 10 June 1891, in Burlington Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, her father, John Henry Underhill, was 44 and her mother, Mary Jane Northrup, was 45. She married Frank Welch on 17 March 1908, in Mayfield Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Clifford, Burlington Township, Lapeer, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900 and North Branch, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Frank Welch
Cecile L. Underhill
Marriage: 17 March 1908
John H. Welch
Nicholas A. Welch
Wesley Gordon Welch
Oral Welch

Spouse and Children

17 March 1908
Mayfield Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States


    John H. Welch


    Wesley Gordon Welch


    Oral Welch


    Nicholas A. Welch


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Underhill


    Mary Jane Northrup




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 12

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 32

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill, or a habitational name from Underhill in Devon, named from Old English under ‘under’ + hyll, or from Underhill in Kent, named from Old English under + helde ‘slope’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Cecile Underhill in household of John Underhill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cecile L Welch in household of Frank Welch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecile Welch in entry for John McCurdy, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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