Falmouth Enterprise [Falmouth, Mass.], Saturday, December 23, 1916; Front page
News was received in town the first of the week of the death of George A. Welch who died suddenly at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 15. Funeral services were held on Monday. Mr. Welch was well known in Falmouth. He spent several weeks last summer at the Welch house on East Main street.
Falmouth Enterprise, Saturday, December 30, 1916; Page: 2
DEATH OF GEORGE A. WELCH.
Falmouth Summer Resident Drops Dead in Ball Room.
Brief mention was made in our last issue of the death of George A. Welch, a well known summer resident of Falmouth, who died suddenly Friday night, Dec. 15, in Cleveland, Ohio.
The following account of Mr. Welch's death is taken from the Cleveland Plain Dealer of December 16:
"George A. Welch, 38, attorney, society and club man, died suddenly of heart disease last midnight in the ball room of Hotel Statler.
"His death brought to a sudden end the brilliant subscription dance, the first of a series, given by Mrs. Benjamin Parmely, Jr., and Mrs. E. S. Burke, Jr.
"Several hundred men and women of Cleveland's most fashionable set were just finishing a dance, when Mr. Welch, who had quit dancing when he complained of being ill, fell to the floor.
"Mr. Welch was carried to an anteroom where he was attended by Dr. A.S. Jones, Statler house physician, Dr. John McLachlin and Dr. W.H. Humiston.
"When the doctors pronounced Mr. Welch dead, the dancers left for their homes. The supper party that was to have followed the ball was called off.
"Mr. Welch had his law offices at 1029 Garfield building. He lived at 1876 E. 79th street, with his sister, Miss Catherine Welch. Mr. Welch was a graduate of Yale and Harvard universities. He was a member of the University Club and several other clubs of Cleveland.
"Mr. Welch is a nephew of George P. Welch, first vice president of the Sterling & Welch Co.
"While the three doctors were trying to revive Mr. Welch at Hotel Statler, friends of the stricken man hastened to Central police station in an automobile and asked that a pulmotor be rushed to the hotel.
"Police Captain Thomas G. Martinec and Sergt. Charles Woodhill took a resuscitator to the hotel in a police machine, but were informed upon their arrival that there was no hope of reviving Mr. Welch."
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