IOWA STATE COLLEGE
Vol. XVIII FEBRUARY, 1923 No. 5
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1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Mrs. Welch Wife of first President Dies
Mrs. Mary B. Welch, wife of the first presi·
dent of Iowa State College, passed away peace·
fully at her home in Los Angeles, California,
January 2, after a three days' illness, follow·
ing a stroke of paralysis.
Preceding this last attack, which was the
fourth, Mrs. Welch had been fairly comfortable.
In company with her two sisters, Mrs.
In accord with her will, the funeral was held
at her home in Los Angeles and the bod,y cremated
at Rosedale cemetery. The ashes were
placed in an urn and will be brot to Ames in
the spring by Dr. and Mrs. Shaw to be interred
besidP the body of Dr. Welch in the college
cemetery. This will be in fulfillment of a
promise made Dr. Welch.
Mrs. Mary B. Welch.
Picture Taken at Home of Dr. A. B. Shaw.
Graham 78 and Mrs. Murphy 92, she had spent
Christmas at the ranch home of her son-in-law,
Dr. A. B. S'haw '76, near Pasadena. At this
time Mrs. Welch, who was 821;2 years old, expressed
a desire to be released from the cares
of this life, a wish that was granted a week
To Mrs. Welch belongs the distinction of
having established the first classes in "domestic
science" ever taught in an established college,
which were started in 1872. The difficulties
she faced and how they were overcome
are related in an article, "The Early Days
of Domestic Science at I. S. C.," by Mrs. Welch,
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