Arthur E. Welch1

M, #134, b. 1 June 1916, d. 8 February 2009
Last Edited=8 Feb 2014
Arthur Welch, center, with Lynell Arnott and Thomas E. Arnott. July 1997, Crested Butte, Colorado.
     Arthur E. Welch, son of Antonio Guercio and Maria (?), was born on 1 June 1916 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. Art's birth name was Arthur E. Guercio. His family changed their surname to Welch after they were living in Crestd Butte, Colorado.2 Arthur E. Welch was the son of Antonio Guercio and Maria (?).

Arthur E. Welch appeared on the United States census of 1920 in the household of Antonio Guercio at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.3

Arthur E. Welch appeared on the United States census of 1930 in the household of Antonio Guercio at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.4

Arthur E. Welch married Elsie Isabelle Arnott, daughter of John Hunter Arnott and Helen Monro, on 14 February 1938 at Gunnison County, Colorado.5

Arthur E. Welch appeared on the United States census of 4 April 1940 in the household of Antonio Guercio at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.6

Arthur E. Welch died on 8 February 2009 at Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado, at age 92. His obituary, published Feb 10, 2009, at the Newcomer Funeral Home says:
"'Art' was born on June 1, 1916 to Antonio and Maria Guercio who later changed their last name to Welch, and who came through Ellis Island in 1898 seeking the American dream and succeeded.

Art passed away peacefully on February 8, 2009 in Lakewood, CO.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Elsie (Arnott) Welch, four adoring sisters, nine nieces and nephews including William "Geno" Eugene Arnott, of Pueblo, CO.

Art is survived by his daughter, Nancy Noreen, eighteen beloved nieces and nephews, forty-one grand nieces and nephews and innumerable great and great-great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by longtime Crested Butte fiends as well as Colo. Springs friends where he worked as a Master Mechanic at the Timken Roller Bearing Co. until retirement. Due to declining health, Art and Elsie lived in Assisted Living at Atria in Lakewood, CO the last eight years where his absence will be noted by friends and caregivers. He was quick to joke and laugh, was honest and caring, thoughtful and generous to us all. His was a long and happy life.

Contributions in Art's memory may be made to the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum...or to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies...

A Memorial Celebration of Art's life will be held in June of 2009. Art and Elsie's urns will then be laid to rest in the family plot at Historic Crested Butte Cemetery."7,8
and was buried at Crested Butte Cemetery, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Colorado.9,10

Citations

  1. [S179] Interview with Alice Joyce Stevens Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  2. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  3. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. Working in the mine.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, sheet 2B, family 46.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S131] John Chandler Clement, Colorado Marriages 1859-1939 (Denver, Colorado: John Chandler Clement, unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Colorado Marriages 1859-1939.
  6. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Precinct 6, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, Supervisor's District 9, Enumeration District 26-10, written sheet 1B, Family 13, on Elk Avenue.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S113] Interview with Thomas Ellsworth Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996 to present. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona), Art's daughter, Norene had notified the family.
  8. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper, February 20, 2009, Newcomer Funeral Home, Lakewood, Colorado., photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  9. [S124] Personal knowledge of this researcher, Lynell Arnott (Florence, Arizona), from family connections and information from family member's direct knowledge of events.
  10. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Carol Moore, Record added: Dec 31, 2011, Find A Grave Memorial# 82772979., Findagrave.com.