Biography of Edward Walch
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Walch, Edward, was born in Schenectady December 25, 1861, received his higher education at the Union school, then learned the tinsmith's trade, then entered a boiler shop and learned the machinist's trade, and afterwards learned blacksmithing. Going to Paterson, N. J., he entered the Rogers Locomotive Works, and six months later entered the employ of the Danforth & Cook Locomotive Co., still later in the Grant Locomotive Works, and then went to New York and entered the employ of Fletcher & Harrison, in their marine shop. He next went to McNeil's Iron Works in Brooklyn, and then engaged with the Scranton Locomotive Works. He then obtained a position in the West Shore shops at East Buffalo, and in 1884 was sent to Newark, one of the terminal points of the road, in charge of the boiler works at this point, and then was sent to Buffalo. Two months later he was returned to Newark as general foreman of the West Shore Engine House here, which position he has filled since. December 27, 1887, he married Lucy M., daughter of Hugh and Mary Crowe, and they have two children: Edward, jr., and Maria N. Mr. and Mrs. Welch are members of St. Michael's Church, and he was first president of the Catholic Benevolent Legion,was its chancellor, orator and secretary, and represented it at the conventions of Buffalo, Brooklyn, and New York

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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