|Birth: ||May 18, 1856|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 1930|
The Dalles Chronicle 4-25-1930
HEART TROUBLE TAKES PIONEER - George Welshons, 75, was Gilliam Resident 44 years; Served in Indian Wars.
Following a brief illness, George M Welshons, 75, and pioneer rancher of this county, passed away at The Dalles hospital from a heart attack at 11:45 o'clock Friday morning, April 18, 1930.
He had been in fairly good health all winter, but was taken to The Dalles a week before his death for a general physical examination. At that time it was found his heart was weak. He returned with his daughter, Mrs Earl Snell, and stayed there until Thursday when they went to The Dalles again. He spent the night in the hospital and about 3 o'clock a.m. he had a heart attack, his first one. At 6 o'clock he had another and all members of the family were notified, but none arrived in time, exept Mrs. Snell, who had remained in The Dalles.
The body was returned to Condon and funeral services were in the Congregational church Monday afternoon and burial was in the Condon cemetery, beside the grave of his son, Kenneth, who died in France, September 26, 1918. All members of the immediate family were present at the funeral.
Mr Welshons was born in Lafayette, Indiana, May 18, 1856. He crossed the plains in 1878 with a team of horses, settling near Walla Walla and later moving to Milton. After a few years he moved to what is now Clem and started farming, and lived in Gilliam county about 44 years. While crossing the plains he met Miss Ida Fairchild and on March 18, 1879, she became his wife. To this union five children were born. Mrs Welshons is said to be a direct descendent of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
In the passing of Mr Welshons. Gilliam county loses another of its oldest pioneers, one whose every effort assisted in making history for the county. He served as a scout in the Indian Wars in the early periods under Captain Haley, and was also in service in the Snake Indian Wars.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs Charles Wilkens of Condon, and Mrs Earl Snell of Arlington, and three sons, Frank and Herbert of Walla Walla and Marsh of Bend. There are 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. A brother Frank resides in Iowa. Mrs Welshons died in Bend, April 24, 1925.
Pallbears were Frank Lewis, Ed Hoover, D S Brown, Henry Wilkens, John Kenney, and Edgar Randall.
Ida Fairchild Welshons (1857 - 1925)
Frank Welshons (1882 - 1946)*
Condon Masonic Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 29, 2012
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