Robert James Welsh
Elizabeth Potts Pringle
William Pringle Welsh
Mary Mona Nelson

Edward Nelson Welsh


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1. Ethel May Miller

Edward Nelson Welsh

  • Born: 8 Sep 1907, New Castle upon Tyne, England
  • Marriage (1): Ethel May Miller on 23 Sep 1930 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Died: 10 Feb 1984, Milford, Michigan at age 76
  • Buried: Bruce-Armada Cemetery, Romeo, Michigan

bullet  General Notes:

Ed left home when he was young and worked out west in the wheat fields. He returned as an adult.

Ed and his brother Fred both loved music, and would see the big musicals that came to Detroit. Ed and Fred would take the interurban from Flint to Detroit, see the great old musicals like "Desert Song" and then back to Flint, singing songs all the way.

Ed and Fred both finished an apprentice program at Ford in Dearborn. Ed Welsh was a tool and die maker, and a surface grinder who could "work the bench". This term meant that he was certified to work on all phases of tool and die work. While working at McDonald Tool Co., Ed took a sliver of metal in the eye. Someone from the shop took him to the hospital where the eye was removed. He went back to the shop until the end of the work day. One of his co-workers took him home and dropped him off at the corner near where they lived. He had a very difficult time walking down the sidewalk without going off of it. He said he felt like a drunk as he staggered home.

After marrying Ethel, WWII came along. Ed worked long hours in a tool and die shop that was providing material to the big factories that were producing war goods. This provided the money needed to purchase the Armada farm.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Place: 484 Brainard St., Detroit, Michigan. Ed Welsh lived at this location in 1934.


Edward married Ethel May Miller, daughter of John Harvey Miller and Alice Paulina Leary, on 23 Sep 1930 in Toledo, Ohio. (Ethel May Miller was born on 20 Nov 1899 in Liberty Township, Putnam County, Ohio, died on 31 Jul 1973 in Armada, Michigan 2 and was buried in Bruce-Armada Cemetery, Romeo, Michigan.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Ethel May Miller and Edward Nelson Welsh were married in Toledo, Ohio by a Justice of the Peace on September 23, 1930.

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