Among the nearly two hundred 19th century homes in Milton is 205 Union Street, built in 1896 and occupied for many decades by the Welch family. John Baynum Welch operated a drug store there, and his descendants continued to operate it into the 1980’s.
I am very fortunate to have just run across a photograph of the Welch home dating to 1912, the oldest one I have ever seen. Mr. David Partridge, a descendant of Fred Welch and Lora Mustard, has kindly permitted me to use this and several other very old photographs of his family members. I have written extensively about the Welch and Mustard families, and the convergence of these two lines through the marriage of Fred and Lora provides a unique opportunity to view the story of both families through a common descendant.