Horace Welch

 Horace Welch (1861)

The Jimplecute Article May 26, 1911, Image 3
Death of Col Horace Welch

Col Horace Welch died at the home of Mr G W Brown, Thursday May 25th 1911, at 1130 p m. Col Welch was born April 2, 1823 in Eden N Y, making him 88 years, one month, and 24 days old at death. He had been an invalid and confined to his bed for the past six months from old age.

Col Welch was a member of Company I 125th Ohio Volunteers, enlisted at Mt Vernon Ohio, was Adjutant Inspector General of the G A R, and commander of Updyke Post GA R, Jefferson, was a consistent member of the Baptist church for seventy eight years.

Col Welch came to Texas in 1866, and located in Van Zandt county, was Internal Revenue Collector for this section. Later on he moved to Jefferson, where he was elected sheriff and served four years.

He is survived by two sons, P L Welch, president of the First National Bank, Taylor, Texas, and A B Welch, lumber dealer, Robston, Texas, and one daughter, Mrs G W Brown, where he made his home for a number of years, and was devotedly cared for during his last illness. The Jimplecute joins with many friends in sympathy to the bereaved children.

The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, from residence.

The Jimplecute Article May 20, 1905

Our city school for colored children was favored with an able address from Colonel Horace Welch whom we found possessed of masterly capabilities of entertaining and old alike. Being previously notified several parents and friends were found in the audience and gladly joined in the hearty applause given Col. Welch by the pupils.

The address teeming with wholesome things respecting truth honesty of purpose and purity of life and followed with an excellent original poem spread over space of fifty minutes yet not a thought seemed to escape the attention of those present.

Immediately following the address when applause seemed to wane but slowly much of the pent up enthusiasm was freed in singing the Star Spangled Banner in a manner convincing Col Welch doubtless that since the address was ably rendered it was as well received.

It goes without saying that we have a just sense of appreciation for any and for all efforts put forth to assist us in our struggle to ripen into truer manhood and womanhood and into truer and more useful citizenship. 

J C Pitts Jefferson Tex May 12 '05



The Jimplecute Article February 04, 1905, Image 1


Notes from: Opdycke tigers, 125th O. V. I


"The officers of Company l were Capt. Aquila Coon rod, First Lieut. Horace Welch and Second Lieut. Seabury A. Smith, who was promoted from Sergeant Major. "

"From January 1 to April 30, 18G4, the 125th lost from the rolls, in addition to losses in the battle of Dandridge, the following comrades :

By death—Peter S. Bradtiold, of E; Amos Tuttle, of F; Calvin Todd, of D: John Weller, of II: Peter S. Blair, Daniel W. Hair, John Butler and George Wharton, of I; Ernest Lutz and Alex. W. Cleveland, of K. Bradh'eld died of wounds received at Mission Ridge or Chickamauga.

By resignation for physical disability — Capt. William C. Bunts, Lieut. Horace Welch, Lieut. Samuel Heiks and Capt. M. V. B. King. Captain Bunts had been serving for some months on the staff of the department commander. King"