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A brief history of Frank George Welch
Frank George Welch was born 29 Jul 1927 in Amarillo, Potter, Texas to Ethel Marie (Johnson) and Alonzo Frank Welch, who was to become the eldest of six children.
By the 1930 census, Ethel and Alonzo had moved their family to the Welch ranch outside of Carrizo in Baca County, Colorado.
As a young man, Frank fell in love with a young lady named Joyce; however, World War II was raging, and Frank joined the Merchant Marines. Joyce would marry another man, John Steely.
Frank married three times, and was blessed with three children from those marriages. But finally, in the end, Frank met up
again with his "Joyce" Mae Steely. (Her husband, John Steely passed away May 6, 1987.)
Frank and Joyce rekindled their romance, and they were married on the 9th of June 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Joyce May Wallace was born 2 May 1930 in Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma to Nora Lee (Hartley) and Moses B Chuculate.)
Frank passed away 1 Nov 1994 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California. Joyce died 30 Aug 2006 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.
[Researcher Note: My father Douglas Welch loved his cousin Frank dearly. Frank
was a little over six months older than Douglas and had a bigger build. Both Frank and Douglas' fathers were so proud to finally
have their sons that they liked to test their children's mettle against each other.
Doug's father Dick would say to him before an expected meeting, "Well, Sandy, you know that Frank is after you. He's been saying you're just a scrawny kid that doesn't know how to fight, and Frank's just waiting to jump on you and get the best of you." On the other side, Lon would be pumping up Frank saying something like, "You watch out for that Douglas. He's been bragging how he's a better fighter than you are and Doug's planning to jump you when you're least expecting it!"
When the two boys got together, they would be scrapping and rolling in the field while they tried to make each of their father's proud of them. Sometimes the end result would be not only Douglas and Frank wrestling to see who was tougher, but their father's Dick and Lon would end up in a free-for-all fisticuffs between them!]
FRANK GEORGE WELCH
He was just a small boy with a great big plan