Thomas Joseph WELCH Harvey Coleman WELCH Manuel Loranza WELCH Minnie Frances WELCH Menus H WELCH James D WELCH Hollie Myrtle WELCH Anna E WELCH Thomas Joseph WELCH Treasure MCELHANNON Pearley I WELCH Margaret Drucilla CRENSHAW Mini tree diagram
Berley Jackson WELCH

Berley Jackson WELCH11,3,2,4,12,5,6,7,7,8,1

29th Oct 19192,3,4,5,6,7,7,8,9 - 13th Feb 200611,5,8

Life History

29th Oct 1919

Born in Bailey, Grady, Oklahoma.2,3,4,5,6,7,7,8,9

30th Dec 1939

Married Treasure MCELHANNON in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.8

1974

Resident in Tifton, Georgia.10

1989

Residence2 in Hartsburg, Missouri.1

13th Feb 2006

Died in Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas.11,5,8

16th Feb 2006

Buried in Squaw Creek Cemetery, Rainbow, Somervell County, Texas.8

Notes

  • Our family did not have info on Berley's birth place.  Berley'sobituary says he was born 29 October 1919 in Bailey, Oklahoma.  Thistown was in Grady County, whose county seat is Chickasha.

    "Bailey is a ghost town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. Itwas 12 miles northeast of Marlow, Oklahoma and had a post office fromJune 25, 1892, until September 30, 1932. It was named after J. J.Bailey, a wagon master on a stage line to Fort Sill."
    --  "Bailey, Okahoma," Wikipedia,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey,_Oklahoma

    1920 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 20 February, RushSprings, District 186, page 13A, Hse #220, Fam #223
    Welch, Maggie D Head Owns F W  37 Widow TN AR AL Farmer
    Welch, Burley J  Son M W  4mos OK NC TN

    After Berley's father died, his mother married widower Toliver Jorile(Joe T) Green.  Their blended family is enumerated in the 1930 census.

    1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 23 April, RichlandTownship, District 22, page 12A-B, Hse #226, Family #227
    Green, Joe T  Head  Owns M W 56 TX GA IL Farmer
    Green, Maggie D  Wife F W 56 TX AR AL
    Green, Homer B  Son M W 23 OK TX GA Farm Laborer
    Green, Paul D  Son M W 2yrs 8mos OK TX GA
    Welch, Annie StepDaughter F W 17 OK US TX
    Welch, Thomas J  StepSon M W 15 OK NC TX
    Welch, Berley J  StepSon M W 10 OK NC TX
    Welch, Pearl I  StepDaughter M W 10 OK NC TX

    By 1940, Berley has married and is enumerated in his own home in thesame area.

    1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 18 April, RichlandTownship, District 69-24, page 6B, Hse #119, Rents $2
    Welch, Berley J  Head M W 20 Grade 8 b Oklahoma Stephens County OK in1935 Truck Driver, Milk Route
    - page 7A -
    Green, Treasure Wife F W 18 Grade H-3 b Arkansas Altus, Jackson Co OKin 1935 Sales Clerk, Variety Store

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    I knew Berley and his family as a child when I was growing up inQuanah, Texas.  Berley and his family lived about 80 miles east of usat Wichita Falls, Texas.  He was a Primitive Baptist pastor.  Iremember visiting them on occasion, and we could see the church fromHighway 287.  I remember being in a service in the church in WichitaFalls, on at least one occasion.

    Burley and his wife Treasure had twin sons and a daughter.  The sonswere called "Burl" and "Jurl."  I never knew how they spelled thenames, but I saw the names when I found Berley's obituary on Find aGrave 20 June 2014.  They were Berl and Jerl.  I remember only onedaughter, but the obit reports two, Betty Fern Welch and Linda TreyBowers.
    --  OBJ
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    At the time of his mother's death in 1974, Berley was living inTifton, Georgia.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Berley Jackson Welch
    Birth 29 Oct 1919
    Phone 386-4960
    Address 413 Connecticut Dr, Tifton, GA, 31794-4209 (1996)

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Berley J Welch
    Birth 29 Oct 1919
    Address 101-A RR 1 Box, Hartsburg, MO, 65039

    He moved to Glen Rose, Texas, in 1991 and was a pastor there at thetime of his death.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Berley J Welch
    Birth 29 Oct 1919
    Address 916 S Barnard St, Glen Rose, TX, 76043
    PO Box 1952, Glen Rose, TX, 76043-1952 (1995)

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Berley Jackson Welch
    Born 29 Oct 1919
    Died 13 Feb 2006
    Last Residence  Glen Rose, Somervell, Texas 76043
    SSN issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

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    Elder Berley Jackson Welch
    Birth Oct. 29, 1919
    Death Feb. 13, 2006

    GLEN ROSE, Texas - Elder Berley Jackson Welch, 86, passed away Monday,Feb. 13, 2006, in Glen Rose. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial will be in SquawCreek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday atthe funeral home. Mr. Welch was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Bailey, Okla.,to Thomas and Martha Crenshaw Welch. He married Treasure McElhanon,Dec. 30, 1939, in Marlow, Okla. He had lived in Glen Rose since 1991and was currently serving as Elder of the Primitive Mineral SpringsBaptist Church in Glen Rose. He had pastored churches in Texas,Georgia, Alabama and Missouri.

    Survivors include his wife, Treasure Welch of Glen Rose; daughters,Betty Fern Welch of San Antonio, Linda Trey Bowers and husband, Joe,of Fort Worth; sons, Berl Roy Welch of Fort Worth, Jerl Ross Welch andwife, Anne, of Rockwall, Texas; eight grandchildren; twogreat-grandchildren; and half-brother, Don Green of Marlow, Okla.

    Burial Squaw Creek Cemetery, Rainbow, Somervell County, Texas
    Created by Kenneth D. Bogard Feb 15, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #13350569,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13350569&ref=acom
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Sources

  • 1. Obituary of David Homer Green, Marlow Review
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 23 April, Richland Township, District 22, page 12A-B, Hse #226, Family
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 20 February, Rush Springs, District 186, page 13A, Hse #220, Fam #223
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 18 April, Richland Township, District 69-24, page 6B, Hse #119, Rents
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
    • Ancestry.com, Berley Jackson Welch
  • 6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 7. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 9. Wikipedia
  • 10. Obituary of Maggie D Green, newspaper unknown
  • 11. Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins Personal Communication, January 2007
  • 12. Orville Boyd Jenkins, Personal Knowledge

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