Alice Josephine Welsh

Brief Life History of Alice Josephine

When Alice Josephine Welsh was born in May 1859, in Union Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, David Baird Welsh, was 32 and her mother, Jemima Dorsey, was 33. She married William Henry Washburn in 1877, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died in 1893, at the age of 34.

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William Henry Washburn
Alice Josephine Welsh
Marriage: 1877
Alta M Washburn
Edna Mildred Washburn

Sources (26)

  • Alice S Washburn in household of Henry Washburn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alice Welsh in entry for Alta M Dunbar, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Alice Welsh in entry for Alta M Dunbar, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)


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

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish: ethnic name from Middle English welshe (Old English wēalisc, wēlisc) ‘foreign, Welsh’, for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace .

Americanized form of German Welsch .

Americanized form of Ukrainian and Jewish (from Ukraine) Voloshin or its Polish variant Wołoszyn (see Woloszyn ).

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

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