BRIED ON CHRISTMAS
The same bell that rang out the merry Christmas chimes at St. Patrick's Christmas morning tolled a revulem for the dead in the afternoon. At half past two o'clock a large number of friends of the late Thomas Welch assembled to pay their final tribute of respect to the departed. Dean E. M. McGinney conducted the rites and many followed the remains to their final resting place in Mt Olivet cemetery. The deceased was for many years a resident of Janesville and was possessed of many good qualities. The bereved wife and fathers children have the sympathy of many in their great and irreparable loss.
Janesville Weekly Recorder and Times Thursday Jan. 1, 1892 Pg.3:1
PASSED OVER THE RIVER
At 12:30 o'clock this morning Thomas Welch, after a long illness, succumed to the inevitable and passe to his final rest. His death occurred at his home on West Milwaukee street, aged fifty-eight years. He had been a resident of Janesville for the past thirty years. He leaves besides a wife four children-two daughters and two sons, Edward Welch, passenger conductor on the Chicago and Northwestern road; Mrs. Edward Mathews, of Chicago; Nellie and Willie Welch of this city.
Janesville Weekly Recorder and Times Dec 24. 1891. Pg.3:4