Obit: Welsh, Albert (1846 - 1934)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 15 March 1934

Welsh, Albert (9 DEC 1846 - 3 MAR 1934)

A military funeral was held here Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist Episcopal church for Albert Welsh, 87, Civil was veteran, who died March 3, at Woodburn, Ore.

The Rev. A. N. Chapman officiated and burial was made in the Pine Grove cemetery where Mrs. Welsh was buried. Two Civil war veterans and a large number of World war veterans attended the service in a body including the firing squad.

Pallbearers were F. W. Draper, Albert Davel, J. M. Philpott, O. J. Smith, Alfred Castner, and A. E. Darton.

Albert Welsh was born in New York on Dec. 9, 1846. His mother died when he was very young, and his father carried him in his arms most of the way to Wisconsin, where his grandmother raised him and his only brother, Henry.

In May, 1864, he enlisted in Company C forty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and re-enlisted in Company B, fifty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry corps. At the close of the war he received his honorable discharge.

He married Miss Zeette A. Morey at Hartford, Wis., on July 3, 1870. The couple moved to Loyal, Clark county, where they resided until the death of Mrs. Welsh on Feb. 1903. The next year he went to Washington where he visited his daughter.

In 1905 he came to Beach, N. D., where he filed on a homestead near Yates. He married Mrs. Kate Taylor, Minneapolis, on Feb. 1910, and she also preceded him in death. For the past few years he has spent most of his time with his daughter Mrs. Roscoe, at Rathdrum, Idaho. He had gone to Woodburn, Ore., to visit relatives when he was stricken by the illness that caused his death.

Mr. Welsh was a man of fine business integrity. His uprightness of character and manly principles and loyalty to the right stood out prominently in all his dealings. He was of a genial nature and always looked on the bright side of life. His personality was one of kindness, not alone to the family, but ti his friends who will long remember his genial good will.

He is survived by seven children, Burton, Albion, and Raleigh, Wibeaux, Mont., Fred, Beaverton, Ore., Mrs. J. M. Roscoe, Rathdrum, Idaho; Mrs. O. O. Jones, Opportunity, Wash., and Mrs. Leo Hilt, Loyal.

Twenty-nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and an aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Welsh, Loyal, who celebrated her one-hundredth birthday anniversary last October, also survive, besides other relatives.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. James Roscoe, Rathdrum, Idaho, and R. H. Welsh, Wibeaux, Mont.



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