Biography of T. B. Welch
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Welch, T. B., a native of Rose, was born February 18, 1864, son of William and Mary (Powers) Welch, natives of Ireland; he was born March 25, 1821, and she was born April 25, 1829. They came to Rose in 1849, where he died May 15, 1883, and his wife July 15, 1892. He owned seventy acres at his death. Subject was educated in Rose Union School and Sodus Academy, from which he graduated in 1886, followed teaching two years and then engaged in the hardware business in North Rose in partnership with his brother, J. J. Welch, born August 29, 1867. He learned the tinner's trade at the age of eighteen, which he followed in Clyde and Rochester until he formed a partnershiy with his brother. They occupy a two story building 56 x 22 feet, and have had a successful business. Subject was appointed justice of the peace to fill a vacancy of H. E. Scutt in 1892, and reelected in 1893. He was postmaster at North Rose in 1888, and was again appointed December 27, 1893. Mr. Welch married February 10, 1891, M. Olive Briggs a native of Huron, and daughter of John and Sarah Briggs. They have had one son, Harold J. W. The firm is known as Welch Bros., and they also own a farm of eighty five acres, part of the Sheer farm.

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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