Biography of Dr. Charles E. Welch
North Central Ohio Biographies

Dr. Charles Edrick Welch. As superintendent and owner of the Mt. Vernon Hospital Sanitarium, Doctor Welch is widely known throughout North Central Ohio. He was born at Valley Center, Kas., Aug. 23, 1874, the son of Josiah Edrick and Mary H. (Dunham) Welch.

Josiah Edrick Welch was born in Pennsylvania in 1850. At the age of eight years he went to Wisconsin with his parents, where he remained until 1874. After his marriage he went to Kansas and settled on land near Valley Center. Mr. Welch sold his farm in Kansas in 1889 and has since lived at Lincoln, Neb.

Charles Edrick Welch received his early education in the public schools of Kansas. He attended Battle Creek College in Michigan, and also studied at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. In 1892 he went to Lincoln, Neb., where he entered Union College, where as a student and student teacher he remained for six years. He was also identified with the Nebraska Sanitarium. He came to Mt. Vernon in 1897 and for nine years served as an instructor at Mt. Vernon Academy. He then became superintendent of Mt. Vernon Hospital, and in 1911 purchased the institution. In 1923 Dr. Welch also became the owner of Mt. Vernon Medical and Surgical Sanitarium, formerly owned and operated by Dr. V. L. Fisher. Both institutions were combined by Dr. Welch. He is conducting a training school for nurses in connection with his work and has an average attendance of 25 to 30 students. Approximately 90 nurses have been graduated from the institution. Miss Cora Miller, who is a graduate nurse of this hospital, is now in charge of the State Nurses Registration Bureau, of Kansas, and is also superintendent of the Newman County Hospital, at Emporia, Kas. At the present time Dr. Welch has under construction an addition of 30 rooms, which will give the hospital a total capacity of 55 patients.

Dr. Welch was married June 14, 1900, to Miss Mabel S. Seibert, of Columbus, the daughter of S. M. and Amanda (Kilmer) Seibert, both of whom are now deceased. Doctor and Mrs. Welch have no children.

Dr. Welch has held membership in the Seventh Day Adventist Church since 1884.

The Mt. Vernon Medical and Surgical Sanitarium has a certificate of affiliation from the National Hospital Day Committee, dated April 26, 1922.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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