J.G. Welch

James G. Welch

Full Name: James G. Welch
Date of birth: December 28, 1865
Date of death: September 25, 1939

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 96 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1) (2)   Unaffiliated El Paso / El Paso   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel

(1) Independent. "The secretary of state has received the election results from the Ninety-sixth or El Paso legislative district, showing that J.G. Welch, independent, and S.A. Thompson, democrat, have been elected to the lower house of the Twenty-fifth legislature." 12/10/1896, p. 4. El Paso Herald.
(2) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Marriage announcement, "James G. Welch of El Paso, Tex., and Miss Beulah Patton of this city (Los Angeles) were married yesterday at high noon . . . Mr. Welch and his wife departed on the afternoon train for El Paso, at which place their future home will be made." "Welch-Patton," Los Angeles Times, 12/30/1892, p. 7.
    Death notice and obituary, "S.A. Real Estate Operator Dies," Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, California), 9/26/1939, pp. 4-5. "Born in Alabama, he had been a resident of California for the past 31 years and of Santa Ana for 15 years. Mr. Welch is survived by the widow, Mrs. Beulah I. Welch." Newspapers.com.
  • Biographical sketch, James G. Welch, pp. 127-128. Born 12/28/1865 in Somerville, Alabama, education at State University of Arkansas, married Beulah I. Patton 12/29/1882 in Santa Ana, California, moved to El Paso in 1888, passenger conductor of the Southern Pacific Railway. Parents Thomas C. Welch and Mary C. Welch, born in Somerville, Alabama, now residing in Santa Ana, California. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • James G. Welch, age 22, nativity Alabama, reporter, residence year 1888, local residence Santa Ana. California, U.S., Voter Registers, 1866-1898. Ancestry.com.
  • Letter from J.G. Welch, independent candidate for the legislature in the Pecos County Pickings, "Why Welch Runs Independent," 10/22/1898, p. 2.
    Endorsement of Hon. J.G. Welch as representative from El Paso district to the legislature by the republican convention in 1898; Mr. Welch is a "servant of the G.H. company . . . he will carry the full strength of the railroad vote," "As Others See Him," 10/28/1898, p. 4.
    "Conductor James G. Welch has resigned his position with the G.H. & S. A. for reasons unknown," railroad conductor, "Sparks from the Engine," 7/12/1899, p. 4. El Paso Herald.
  • Census of 1880 - James G. Welch, Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, age 13, born circa 1867 in Alabama, living in household of parents Thomas C. and Mary C. Welch.
    James G. Welch, born circa 1871 in Alabama, marriage to Beulah I. Patton on 12/29/1892 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California.
    Census of 1900 - James G. Welch, Rowland, Los Angeles County, California, age 34, born December 1865 in Alabama, farm laborer, wife Beulah.
    Census of 1910 - James G. Welch, Los Angeles Assembly District 72, Los Angeles County, California, age 42, born circa 1868 in Alabama, portable ovens manufacturer, wife Bulah J.
    Census of 1920 - J.G. Welch, San Diego, San Diego, California, age 53, born circa 1867 in Alabama, advertising company salesman, wife Beulah S.
    Census of 1930 - James G. Welch, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, age 63, born circa 1867 in Alabama, real estate salesman, wife Beulah I.
    James G. Welch, death date 9/25/1939 in Orange County, California, age 73, born circa 1866. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930 California Death Index, 1905-1939 California Marriages, 1850-1945 California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
  • James G. Welch, born December 1866 in Alabama, death date 9/25/1939 in Orange County, California, burial in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California. Spouse Beulah Irene Patton Welch (1869-1953). No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - J.G. Welch, postoffice El Paso, nativity Alabama, age 30 (born circa 1867), railway, 8 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.G. Welch, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

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