Thomas Joseph WELCH Betty Jo WELCH Ruby Rhoda GIFFEN Manuel Loranza WELCH Minnie Frances WELCH Menus H WELCH James D WELCH Hollie Myrtle WELCH Ann Elizabeth WELCH Thomas Joseph WELCH Pearl Irene WELCH Berley Jackson WELCH Margaret Druscilla CRENSHAW Mini tree diagram
Harvey Coleman WELCH

Harvey Coleman WELCH6,4,5,1,2,3

19th Dec 19011,2,3 - 26th Dec 19505,2,3

Life History

19th Dec 1901

Born in Indian Territory.1,2,3

24th Feb 1950

Birth of daughter Betty Jo WELCH in Avondale, Maricopa, Arizona.2,3

26th Dec 1950

Death of daughter Betty Jo WELCH in Buckeye, Maricopa, Arizona.2,5,3

26th Dec 1950

Died in Buckeye, Maricopa, Arizona.5,2,3

Drowning, no evidence of foul play, no inquest

31st Dec 1951

Buried in Louis B Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, Buckeye, Maricopa, Arizona.4,3

Other facts


Married Ruby Rhoda GIFFEN


  • 1910 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 3 May, Rush Springs, District 106, page 8B, Hse/Fam #153
    Welch, Thomas J  Head M W  30  Married 10 yrs NC NC TN Farmer Rents
    Welch, Maggie Wife  F W  27  Married 10 yrs 5 children/5 living TN AR AL
    Welch, Harvey Son M W 9 Single Ind Terr NC TN

    In 1920, Harvey and his 14-year-old bride aer living with Harvey's widowed mother Margaret Drucilla Crenshaw Welch, in Rush Springs just north of Marlow, Oklahoma..

    1920 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 20 February, Rush Springs, District 186, page 13A, Hse #220, Fam #223
    Welch, Maggie D Head Owns F W  37 Widow TN AR AL Farmer
    Welch, Harvey C  Son M W  18 OK NC TN
    Welch, Nora I  Dau-in-law F W  14 OK AL MO

    Harvey Coleman Welch
    Birth 19 Dec 1901 in Oklahoma
    Death 26 Dec 1950 in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Spouse Ruby Rody Giffin
    Birth 01 Oct 1927 in Oklahoma
    Death 20 Jun 2007 in Goodyear, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Daughter Betty Jo Welch
    Birth 24 Feb 1950 in Avondale, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Death 26 Dec 1950 in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona
    --  Guy Williams Ancestors,

    "Harvey and his daughter Betty Jo accidently drowned on December 26, 1950 near Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona."
    --  Ancestry Stories,

    His death certificate says he died by accdiental drowning while working in rural Maricopa County near Buckeye and Perryville.  Further details are not clear.  The fact that he and his wife died together does not sound like he was at work.  His industry is reported as Farm and his occupation as Laborer.  And the accident is reported to have occurred at 7:30 PM.  Note also that Betty Jo was less than one year old.

    Arizona Death Certificates, 1870 - 1963
    Harvey Coleman Welch
    Birth Dec 19 1901 Oklahoma, USA
    Residence Avondale (address General Delivery), Maricopa County, Arizona
    Father Thomas J Welch, born Oklahoma, USA
    Mother Maggie Drusilla Crenshaw, born Oklahoma, US
    Informant M J Welch, DeLeon, Texas
    Married, Farm Laborer, Age 49 yrs, 7 days
    Death 7:30 pm Dec 26 1950 9 miles northeast of Buckeye, 1 mi north of Perryville, Maricopa, Arizona, USA
    Death By Drowning, no evidence of foul play, no inquest; accident while at work
    Certificate signed and filed by Justice of the Peace and Coroner, Buckeye, Arizona (name Bill ??)
    Burial 31 December 1951 Louis B Hazelton Cemetery, Buckeye, Arizona
    Certificate # 6395 filed 4 January 1951

    His gravestone is a simple ground stone (footstone) with only the name Harvey Welch.  For some time the FAG memorial did not have and dates.  They were later added later, after I submitted them from his death certificate.

    Harvey Welch
    Born 19 Dec 1901 Oklahoma, USA
    Death 26 Dec 1950 (aged 49) Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona
    No other information on the headstone - just the name
    Burial Louis B Hazelton Memorial Cemetery, Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona, Plot B-23-2-09
    Created by Teresa Amabisca Dec 15, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #17036863,


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