|Death: ||May 8, 1952|
OBITUARY - DENVER POST - May 12, 1952 - p. 24
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Van Vechten, 72, of 86 Grant Street, who died Saturday following a stroke at the Porter hospital, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Olinger mortuary at Sixteenth and Boulder Streets. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
A native of Petersburg, Pa., Mrs. Van Vechten was the daughter of Augustus Welch, a Civil War veteran, and Joanna Welch. Her parents moved with her to Burlington, Kan., during the early days of that area's development, then to Monte Vista, Colorado and later to Denver around the turn of the century.
At one time Mrs. Van Vechten was an employee in transportation during an era quite different from the present. She worked as clerk and bookkeeper for Walter W. White, champion bicycle trick rider, at his bicycle shop at 1757 Champa Street. The shop was a popular daytime storage spot for downtown businessmen and their employees who rode to work on bikes.
In 1911, she married W. L. Van Vechten. The couple had no children, but Mrs. Van Vechten is survived by nephews and nieces, among them, Glen Goad of Alamosa, Colo., Glen Wilson of Denver, Forest Wilson of Hollywood, Calif., Mrs. Hazel Hastaker of Denver and Mrs. Marvel A. Anderson of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Augustus Alvin Welch (1844 - 1916)
Joanna J. Stambaugh Welch (1849 - 1931)
William L. Van Vechten (1886 - 1960)
Effie Alice Welch Carwile (1868 - 1953)*
Josephine Welch Van Vechten (1870 - 1952)
Ellenor W. Welch Mizell (1872 - 1951)*
Dora M. Welch Goad (1872 - 1951)*
Charles Augustus Welch (1876 - 1918)*
Otis Kenton Welch (1879 - 1950)*
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Tower of Memories
Created by: Paris Garters
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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