Welch, Helen Bernita

Welch, Helen Bernita

Female 1916 - 2010  (94 years)

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  • Name Welch, Helen Bernita  [1
    Born 1 Jan 1916  Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 23 Jan 1968  Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 29 May 1981  Smiths Creek, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 16 Sep 2002  Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 6 Jul 2010  Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I62401  Sackett
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2021 

    Father Welch, Grant James,   b. 17 Jun 1882, Brockway, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1968, Smiths Creek, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Beadle, ViLetta Amanda,   b. 5 May 1891, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1981, Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1913  Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 2 children 
    +1. Welch, Rev. Howard Grant,   b. 28 May 1914, Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 2002, Bon Secour, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Welch, Helen Bernita,   b. 1 Jan 1916, Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 2010, Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     
    Family ID F25453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bourbonais, Elliot Paul,   b. 24 Oct 1913, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1992, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1948  Smiths Creek, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Bourbonais, Teresa J.,   b. 4 Sep 1950, Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2021, Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F25451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1916 - Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Apr 1948 - Smiths Creek, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bourbonais, Teresa J. - 4 Sep 1950 - Port Huron, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Jan 1968 - Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 May 1981 - Smiths Creek, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Sep 2002 - Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 2010 - Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmwood Cemetery, Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S626] The Sackett Family Association, Chris Sackett, editor, (The Sackett Family Association) (Reliability: 2), 25 Feb 2021.
      https://sackettfamily.info/g138/p138341.htm

      Elliott Paul Bourbonais, son of Louis Frederick Bourbonais and Hazel Dell Hubble, was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, on 24 October 1913. He died aged 78 in Borgess Medical Center, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on 20 May 1992. He married at Smiths Creek, St Clair County, Michigan, on 2 April 1948, Helen Bernita Welch, daughter of Grant Welch and Letta Beadle. Helen was born in Yale, St Clair County, Michigan, on 1 January 1916. She died aged 94 at Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, on 6 July 2010 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Yale.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan), 11 Jul 2010, Page 10

      Helen Welch Bourbonais

      Helen Welch Bourbonais, 94, died July 6, 2010 at Lake Arrowhead, CA following a long illness.

      Mrs. Bourbonais was born January 1, 1916 in Yale, MI, daughter of the late Grant and Letta Beadle Welch. She graduated in 1933 from Marysville High School, Marysville, ML She married Elliott Bourbonais on April 2, 1948 in Smiths Creek, MI.

      Mrs. Bourbonais owned and operated a beauty shop in Yale. She later worked as a sales clerk for the J.B. Sperry Co. in Port Huron. She was an ardent genealogist and family historian for over forty years. She extensively documented the roles of her husband's and her own pioneer ancestors who settled St. Clair County. Mrs. Bourbonais was also an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

      Mrs. Bourbonais is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Teresa (Peter) Carlson, Lake Arrowhead, CA and Mrs. Denise (Paul) Otis, Towandai IL; a niece, Mrs. Patricia (Haines) Layfield, Ellerslie, GA; five grandchildren, Amanda (Brian) Haber, Thousand Oaks, CA, Michelle Otis, Plymouth, MA, Jeanette Otis, Towanda, IL, William Carlson, Running Springs,' CA and Whitney Carlson, Oakland, CA; one great-grandson, Andrew Haber, Thousand Oaks, CA; several cousins, grand-nieces and -nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elliott, a brother, Rev. Howard Welch, and a niece, Sondra Webb.

      Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale, ML In lieu of graveside services a memorial service will be held at a future date at the Smiths Creek Community Church, of which she was a member.

      In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society.

      The family wishes to thank Mountains Community Hospital of Lake Arrowhead, CA for their loving kindness, care, and support of Helen during her time of need.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    3. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan), 24 Jan 1968, Page 17

      Grant J. Welch

      Grant J. Welch, 85, of 6195 Griswold Road, died Tuesday in his home after a long illness.

      A retired Morton Salt Company employe, he was born June 17, 1882, in Yale, and had been an area resident 42 years. He married Letta A. Beadle June 16, 1913, in Yale.

      He is survived by his widow; a son, Rev. Howard Welch, Foley, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Elliott Bourbonais, Portage, Mich.: a sister, Mrs. Grace Cole, Detroit; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

      Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Arthur Smith Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Daniel T. Bills, pastor of Smith Creek Community Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan), 30 May 1981, Page 2

      Mrs. Lettc A. Welch

      SMITHS CREEK -- Letta A. Welch, 90, of 6195 Griswold Road, died Friday, May 29, 1981, in Yale Medical Care Center.

      Mrs. Welch was born May 5, 1891, near Yale. She lived there since 1925 then moved to Smiths Creek. She was a member of the Smiths Creek Community Church and of the Smiths Creek Extension Group for 40 years.

      She married Grant Welch June 16, 1913. He died Jan. 23, 1968.

      Mrs. Welch is survived by a son, The Rev. Howard Welch, of Foley, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Bourbonais, of Smiths Creek; two brothers, George and Elwin Beadle, both of Yale; and four granddaughters.

      Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Homes-South Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Bills will officiate and will be assisted by the Rev. Rich Cox of Smiths Creek Community Church.

      Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale.

      Visiting hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday.

      Memorials may be made to the Smiths Creek Community Church.

      Pallbearers will be Clifford Gracey, Neal Lambert, James Hyde, Clifford Evans, Vernon Ross and Milford Angbrandt.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      The Times Herald (Port Huron, Michigan), 24 Sep 2002, Page 11

      The Rev. Howard G. Welch

      FOLEY, Ala. -- The Rev. Howard Grant Welch, 88, of Foley passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2002.

      The Rev. Welch was born May 28, 1914, in Yale, the son of Grant and Letta Beadle Welch.

      A former flight instructor, he owned Black River Flying Service in Port Huron.

      He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron in the Pacific and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.

      After graduating from Concordia Seminary in Springfield, 111., he pastored Lutheran churches in Illinois, Georgia, Texas and Alabama.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerardine Bourbonais Welch.

      He is survived by two daughters, Sondra Webb of Kingwood, Texas, and Patricia Layfield of Ellerslie, Ga.; sister, Helen Bourbonais of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., formerly of Smiths Creek; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

      Burial was in Cook Cemetery, Bon Secour, Ala.

      Arrangements were by Bay View Funeral Home in Foley.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1944] Michigan, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1822-1940, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      Name: Leta A. Beadle
      Gender: Female
      Age: 22
      Birth Date: abt 1891
      Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1913
      Marriage Place: Yale, St Clair, Michigan, USA
      Father: Philip Beadle
      Mother: Alva Beadle
      Spouse: James G. Welch
      Film Number: 000976873

      Name: James G. Welch
      Gender: Male
      Age: 30
      Birth Date: abt 1883
      Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1913
      Marriage Place: Yale, St Clair, Michigan, USA
      Father: Willard E. Welch
      Mother: Mary A. Welch
      Spouse: Leta A. Beadle
      Film Number: 000976873

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S626] The Sackett Family Association, Chris Sackett, editor, (The Sackett Family Association) (Reliability: 2), 25 Feb 2021.
      Elliott Paul Bourbonais, son of Louis Frederick Bourbonais and Hazel Dell Hubble, was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, on 24 October 1913. He died aged 78 in Borgess Medical Center, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on 20 May 1992. He married at Smiths Creek, St Clair County, Michigan, on 2 April 1948, Helen Bernita Welch, daughter of Grant Welch and Letta Beadle. Helen was born in Yale, St Clair County, Michigan, on 1 January 1916. She died aged 94 at Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California, on 6 July 2010 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Yale.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S1193] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 25 Feb 2021.
      Name: Helen Welch
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 32
      Birth Year: abt 1916
      Birth Place: Smith Creek, Michigan
      License County: Wayne
      Marriage Date: 2 Apr 1948
      Marriage Place: Smiths Creek Church, St Glain, Michigan, USA
      Residence Place: Yale 1, Michigan
      Father: Grant Welch
      Mother: Viletta A Beadle
      Spouse: Elliott Paul Bourbonais
      County File Number: 728912
      State File Number: 409108

      Name: Elliott Paul Bourbonais
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1914
      Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
      License County: Wayne
      Marriage Date: 2 Apr 1948
      Marriage Place: Smiths Creek Church, St Glain, Michigan, USA
      Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
      Father: Louis F Bourbonais
      Mother: Hazel E Hubbel
      Spouse: Helen Welch
      County File Number: 728912
      State File Number: 409108

      Researched by Ted Smith


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