Biography of Dr. C. D. Welch
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Welch, C. D., M. D., was born in Albany, June 14, 1848, and was educated in the public schools and by Dr. William Arthur, father of President Arthur. He took a medical course in Albany Medical College and finished at the New York Homeopathic Medicai College from which he was graduated in 1877. He practiced medicine in Schoharie county for nine years when he moved to Albany and practiced for three years and then settled in Castleton where he has built upa large practice. Dr. Welch is a prominent Mason of the Blue Lodge and Chapter, and is aiso a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was health officer of Cobleskill, Schoharie county, and also of Castleton village. In 1881 Dr. Welch was delegate from the American Institute of Homeopathy to the International Homeopathic Medical Convention in London. In 1884 he married Mary Harwood. They have an adopted daughter, Mercedes Hulett. Dr. Welch's father was Rev. B. T. Welch, D. D., a Baptist clergyman who long officiated in the North Pearl Street Baptist church. now the Emanuel Baptist church on State street, Albany, and who died in 1870. He was the founder of the Albany Rural Cemetery, and the church and his friends have erected a magnificent Quincy granite monument to his memory, the inscription upon which records the fact. Dr. Welch's mother was Mary Lawrence, daughter of Dr. Lawrence of Baltimore; she died in 1892, aged eighty five. On his mother's side he isa direct descendant of Commodore Lawrence.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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