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Delaware CO, OK

Family Group of

John Cobb Welch b 26 Dec 1849 Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC d 1929 OK buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
occupation - cattle buyer for KS company
son of James Cobb Welch & Lucinda Parker of Cherokee CO, NC and later of Delaware CO, OK
photo of the Cobb Welch family in 1885
photo of the Cobb Welch family in 1895
"The John Cobb Welch Story" written by Mrs. Aulsey A. Welch, their daughter-in-law, of Pryor, OK

m 26 Dec 1873 Cowskin Prairie, near Dodge, Delaware District, OK TO

Elsie Butler b 6 Sep 1856 near Mose Ridge Prairie, near Grove, OK d 1930 OK buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
dau of Rev. Elisha Proctor Butler & Dorcas Landrum of Delaware CO, OK

1(F) Molly Ethel Welch b 22 Nov 1875 OK d 13 May 1954 buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
Molly Ethel (Welch) Ward's illness & death of her infant
m (1) TO
John M. Ward b 19 July 1873 d 21 Feb 1902 (Woodman of the World) buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
John M. Ward's obituary
Independent Order of the Odd Fellows' rites for John M. Ward
m (2) 12 Nov 1905 Craig CO, OK TO
William Martin Lisha Henson b 29 Sep 1875 [per draft 30 Sep] MO d 16 Oct 1956 buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
William Martin Lisha Henson's WW I draft card
[NOTE: He was previously m 18 July 1897 Muskogee CO, OK TO Essie M. ("Effie") Lankford b ca Dec 1880 AR.

2(F) Betty Welch b ca 1878 d before 1885

3(M) Jonathan Welch b 1880 d

4(F) Cora Florence Welch b 1882 OK d 1954 buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
m (1) TO
Austin Price Gentry b 10 Aug 1876 MO d 1918 buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
Austin Price Gentry's WW I draft card
m (2) 18 Feb 1925 Vinita, Craig CO, OK by D. M. Myers, JP, TO
Thomas "Tom" Oliver Swagerty b 6 May 1876 KS d 2 Jan 1949 buried Centralia Cemetery, Craig CO, OK
Thomas "Tom" Oliver Swagerty's WW I draft card

5(F) Alice Welch b 188? d

6(M) Aulsey Ashmore Welch b 24 Jan 1891 Grove, Indian Territory d 23 Oct 1980 PVT US Army WW I buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK
Aulsey Ashmore Welch's WW I draft card
m 29 June 1925 Craig CO, OK TO
Francis Irene Williams b 31 Dec 1895 MO d 27 Dec 1989 buried Butler Cemetery, Delaware CO, OK

sources: Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge's research on censuses, death and birth certificates, marriage records, draft cards, social security indexes, burial indexes, obituaries, and tombstone inscriptions

Thanks to cousins and friends William M. and Betty Palmer who shared data with me! Appreciation is extended for Irene (Williams) Welch, former teacher with the Salina School in OK, deceased, for the story of her in-laws and copies of photos she kept and cherished for many years!


This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.

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