Ben J Welch (1905 - 1998)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Ben J Welch’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Ben so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Ben’s biography.

Ben J Welch Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Ben J Welch and his immediate Welch family. Add to Ben J Welch's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Ben.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Ben J Welch? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Sparta, White County, Tennessee

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Ben finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Ben attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Ben did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Ben J Welch is a military veteran.

Middle name

J

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Ben's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Ben's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Ben a religious man? Add Ben’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Ben during various points of his life.

Timeline

1905 - In the year that Ben J Welch was born, the Industrial Workers of the World was founded. An international labor union founded in Chicago, it was most often referred to as the "Wobblies" and had ties to the socialist movement and the anarchist movement. At its peak, it had 150,000 members.

1935 - Ben was 30 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

1984 - He was 79 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1990 - Ben was 85 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

1998 - In the year of Ben J Welch's passing, on December 19th, the movie Titanic - based on the 1912 sinking of the ship and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - was released. Winning 11 Oscars, it was the first film to gross over a billion dollars and eventually grossed over $2 billion.

Ben J Welch Family Tree

Who was Ben’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Ben’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Ben's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Ben J Welch
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Ben's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Ben J Welch is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Ben J Welch died on May 19, 1998 at 93 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Ben. He was born on January 22, 1905. There is no information about Ben's surviving family. We know that Ben J Welch had been residing in Sparta, White County, Tennessee.

Memories

What do you remember about Ben J Welch? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Ben is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Ben J Welch

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources