William Welch at three, 1853
William H. Welch was born on April 8, 1850, to William Wickham Welch and Emeline Collin Welch. His mother died on October 29, 1850, when William was only 6 months old. Young Welch grew up with an absentee father and an attentive, caring but sober, spiritual, and fastidious grandmother.
Source of the photograph: Simon Flexner, James T. Flexner. William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, 1941
William H. Welch