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Submitted by Elizabeth Burns, Aug 2002

J.M. Welbourn

J.M. Welbourn who since 1908 has been engaged in the grocery and meat business in Bisbee with S.C. Dodds, was born in Jackson County Illinois in 1870 and is a son of Alexander and Margaret Welbourn.

Reared in the parental home in the acquirement of an education, J.M. Welbourn attended the public schools of his native state where he continued to reside until 1907.  In October of that year he came west, locating at Bisbee Arizona and nine months later he became associated with S.C. Dodds in establishing the store in Tombstone Canyon, where they are still conducting business.  In April 1914, the firm established a branch store in the Johnson addition to Bisbee where the same high standard of business and merchandise is maintained.  They have prospered in their undertaking and now own thebuildings in which their stores are located and have also acquired some local mining and property interests.

In Illinois on the 6th of January 1895, Mr. Wellbourn was married to Miss Emma A. Kelley, a native of that state, where she was likewise reared and educated. 

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