Welch, John R. was born on October 23, 1856 in at Warsaw, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas and Anne (Whelan) Welch.
Educational public schools.
Secretary Celitc Savings & Loan Association, Indianapolis, since 1884. Real estate and insurance business since 1888, now John R. Welch & Sons, of which is president. Became director Citizens Gas Company, 1907, now president.
President Indianapolis Salvage Corps. Vice president National City Bank. Director Marion Title Guaranty Company.
Secretary-treasurer Hoosier Investment Company: treasurer Greater Indianapolis Industrial Association Director Indianapolis Chamber Commerce. Trustee Indianapolis Charity Organisation Society, Children’s Aid Association.
Clubs: Indianapolis Athletic, Indiana Democratic.
Married Alice Callan, of Indianapolis, Indiana, February 23, 1885.