Opal Elizabeth Welch

1924–31 July 2007 (Age 83)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Opal Elizabeth

When Opal Elizabeth Welch was born in 1924, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Hulbert Shelvin Welch, was 27 and her mother, Ozella Melvina Metzger, was 18. She lived in Hickman Township, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 31 July 2007, in Dinuba, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Dinuba, Tulare, California, United States.

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Albert Woodrow Guyer
Opal Elizabeth Welch

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    Hulbert T Welch


    John Richard Welch


    Billie S Welch


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Opal E Welch in household of Hulbert S Welch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal E Welch in household of Hilbert S Welch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal Elizabeth Guyer, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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