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Obituary of MRS. R. C. WELCH
Death of Mrs. R. C. Welch

One of the saddest deaths it has been our duty to record for a long time was that of Mrs. R. C. Welch, of Larned township, who died early last Saturday morning after being sick only a few days with the grip. On the morning of her death she was feeling so much better than she had for two or three days before, that she dismissed her attendants and requested her brother and his wife, who had been with her the night before, to
go home and get some rest. In a very few minutes after this request was made Mrs. Welch rapidly grew worse, and in ten minutes was dead, the immediate cause of her death being the rapid enlargement and bursting of a vein in her throat. The deceased was the wife of R. C. Welch, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of Pawnee county. She was the oldest daughter of the late Mr. John Lawton, and the sister of Mr. Harvey Lawton and Mrs. J. H. Beard. At the time of her death she was twenty-nine years, eleven months and twenty-two days of age.

She was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, March 24th, 1861, and came to Kansas with her parents in the ‘80s. She was married December 31st, 1885, and was the mother of two children, Nina, aged twelve, and Sara, aged eight, both of whom are living. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years. The funeral, which occurred Monday afternoon, from the family residence, was conducted by Rev. T. W. Raney, of the Presbyterian church, and was attended by a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends. The bereaved husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss of a wife and mother whose Christian character and sterling womanhood was an example of all that is good and noble in humanity, and a guiding star to better and purer life beyond. Her death is felt to be a loss to the entire community in which she had lived without blemish so many years.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, December 01, 2005 02:43:20

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