Dr. Frank Ephraim Welles, a prominent resident of the Geneseo, NY community, was born in New York State in April 1852. He was a member of the senior class of the Brockport Normal School before deciding to transfer in 1871 to the newly opened Geneseo State Normal School in Geneseo, NY. Normal schools were institutions of higher learning specializing in the education and training of teachers. While at Geneseo, Frank E. Welles became a founding member of the Delphic Fraternity and was elected its first president.
Death of Prof. Welles, Livingston Democrat, Geneseo Livingston County New York, April 20, 1927.
Dr. Frank E. Welles Dies, New York Times Obituary, April 14, 1927.
1890 Report of the State Superintendent, Volume 36, By New York State Department of Public Instruction.
1890-1891 Annual Catalogue By Illinois Wesleyan University.
1903 Yearbook and List of Active Members of the National Educational Association.
18th Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 16-25, January 16, 1894.
Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Volume 129 By Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of New York, May 1910.
1910 United States Census Data.
Photo above of Dr. Frank E. Welles courtesy of the Geneseo Normal School 1904 Yearbook. Photo on the right is from the 1891 Yearbook.