Mary Lowber Welsh

Mary Lowber Welsh

The picture above shows Mary Lowber Welsh, the wife of John Welsh. John was the Minister to England and a very prominent citizen of Philadelphia. I don’t know much about Mary, despite having this excellent picture of her. The picture itself bears an engraved caption stating that she died in London, England, on October 9, 1852. I found a source saying she was born February 5, 1816, and that she is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

John lived from 1805 to 1886. The Welshes were the parents of Alice Welsh, who married Dr. George Strawbridge. Alice and George were the parents of my mother’s mother, Mary Lowber Strawbridge, who married Dr. Joseph Sailer.