Thursday, August 4, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday -- Beginning an inventory, Part 3

Not everything in my Dad's dresser drawers belonged to him, personally. I was amazed to find two very special certificates originally belonging to my maternal grandmother, Abby Simmons (King) Silverman.

[Item 3]
 [Transcription]
Certificate of Baptism
This Certifies That
Abby Simmons King
Child of Mr. Andrew T. King
And Geneva E. Mosher (King)
Born at Jamestown, R.I.
July 17, 1908
was by me
BAPTIZED
in St. Paul's Luth Ch on the
Twenty-fourth day of March
in The Year of Our Lord One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Eighteen
W.A. Dickson

G.E. (King) Behringer, Sponsor
G. Harold Kinard, Pastor
[Item 4]
GO YE THEREFORE
AND TEACH ALL
NATIONS
BAPTIZING THEM
IN THE NAME OF
THE FATHER AND
OF THE SON, AND            
OF THE
HOLY GHOST
MATT. 28:19

The second item was my grandmother's confirmation certificate.
[Transcription]
Remembrance
of the Day of
Confirmation
Memorial Verse.
The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call
upon him.                              Rom. 10, 12

O Thou from whom all goodness flows,
I lift my heart to thee; 
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Dear Lord remember me.

Abby Simmons King
born July 17, 1908, Jamestown, R.I.
confirmed Palm Sunday, April 5, 1925,
in St. Paul's Ev Lutheran Church,
South Side, Easton, Pa.
Rev. William Paul Reumann, Pastor

Abby Simmons King, sister Almy
and father, Capt. Andrew Thomas King



2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to have a inventory of your treasures on your blog...I like very much...This should be one of the blogger prompts...I would love to do something like that and not just on paper.

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  2. This is helping me work through it all. There is so much in the closet in numerous files boxes, and several not even re-boxed yet. Now I am holding myself accountable by posting one piece every Thursday, and it is not as overwhelming.

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