A signature of William “Billy” Welch from 1902. This was prior to the establishment of Welches as a town. Billy seems to have been in a grim mood when he wrote this. Sadly his wife Mamie Kopper would die soon after.
Jan 8, 1902
Think of me when this you see
Though in this world I may not be
But if my grave should be my bed
Remember me when I am dead.