Thomas B. Welsh, better known to the people of the northern half of the county, as Uncle Tommie, died at his home in Bakerton at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of two weeks from heart trouble. Mr. Welsh was a veteran retired employee of the Standard Lime and Stone Company, in his active years being lime and stone inspector for many years for that Company.
Born at what is now Bakerton on June 4, 1861, Mr. Welsh spent his entire life of four score years there. After the death of his wife, who, before marriage, was Miss Maggie B. Flanagan, he lived alone, devoting his time to the cultivation of flowers, having one of the most attractive collections in that part of the county, and always took pride in showing them to visitors. His parents were natives of Ireland.
Surviving members of his family include one son, Martin Welsh, a merchant, a daughter, Mrs. W. L. Manuel, both at Bakerton; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Ingram and Mrs. George Eichelberger, both residing at Sample’s Manor, Md., one brother, William F. Welsh, at Bakerton.
Funeral services will be conducted in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry, at 10 o’clock, Friday morning, July 25. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown.
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