Biography of Harry Stoner Welch
Erie County, NY Biographies


Welsh, Harry Stoner, Buffalo, is the son of J. Harry and Sue C. (Bowden) Welsh, and is a descendant of an old and respected Pennsylvania family whose founder emigrated to this country from Wales early in the eighteenth century. His father is a prominent business man of Philadelphia. Mr. Welsh was born at Waynesboro, Franklin county, Pa., July 2, 1868, was graduated from the Philadelphia High School, and at an early age identified himself with the heating business. After serving in various capacities, principally in the supply branch, he became, in 1890, the general manager of the George P. Steele Iron Company of Philadelphia and Camden. In November, 1893, having resigned this position, he came to Buffalo, to take charge of the business of the Niagara Furnace Company, of which he and Abram C. Mott and William H. Pfohler of Philadelphia are directors. This company, under Mr. Welsh's supervision, has built up an extensive trade, and is one of the leading heating establishments of Western New York. They make a specialty of installing heating plants in fine residences and apartment houses, many of which in Buffalo and vicinity have been equipped by this firm. Mr. Welsh was married in August, 1890, to Miss Sue Roberts Wills, daughter of William Wills of Norristown, Pa., and a descendant of Gen. Anthony Wayne of Revolutionary fame. Their children are Mildred, born in December, 1893, and Florence, born in March. 1897. Mr. Welsh is a member of Washington Lodge No. 240. F. & A. M.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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