FAMILY HISTORY NOTES FROM THE BIBLE OF MINNIE M. CRAFT OF LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
(In the physical Possession of Larry Vredenburgh - purchased at a garage sale!)
Leather bound Bible inscribed on front in gold leaf: Minnie M. Craft.
Bible published by William W. Harding, Philadelphia, 1866. Version: "The text conformable to the Oxford Edition, and the American Bible Society's standard of 1816, with Apocrypha"
BETWEEN THE APOCRYPHA AND NEW TESTAMENT
PAGE 1 - BIRTHS: (Two columns)
Carl Eugene Martin, Feb. 10th 1883
Helen Pearl McCleary, Sept. 8th 1884
Florence Elizabeth Martin,
Beatrice Caroline Clark,
Jay F. Hapler Jr.,
PAGE 2 - DEATHS
Emma Ellnora Craft born 1867- Oct. 15 died 1936 - Oct 22 at 5:05 P.M. - Married Charles McCleary at age 16 years. He died after 4 yrs. She then married William Clark Butterfield. - He died 1930 - she had one daughter Helen Pearl born 1884 of Charles McCleary marriage - She lived a full life - active in club and social affairs. She come to California in 1920 with daughter Helen. There she found salvation, accepting Jesus Christ as her savior and master, found the "4 Square Gospel Church" in Long Beach - and became active in the service of the Lord - was president of the missionary society of that church - Diabetes developed in 1926 and for 10 years she battled with ill health. Her death was a glorious triumph of a yielded soul to her God. - The power of God was felt by all who ministered at her bedside - and her passing was a manifestation of the majesty of the King. Her devotion and companionship with her daughter was a beautiful thing and the separation of these two left the daughter [a widow Helen Dalzell] in dismay but looking to the reunion with this lovely mother in that land where God shall wipe away all tears.
Helen McCleary Dalzell
Nov. 3, 1936
Long Beach - Calif.
[Marriage Certificate glued into Bible]
This certifies the rite of holy Matrimony was celebrated between J. S. Craft of Elderton, Pa. and E. S. Knight of Rural Village, Pa. on June 12 the 1849 at Rural Village, Pa. by George B. McFarland. Witness Zack Knight.
PAGE 4 MARRIAGES
Joshua S. Craft was married to Elizabeth S. Knight June 12, 1849.
Wm. H. Martin was married to Eliza Luella Craft, Pittsburgh, Penna Dec. 22 nd 1880.
PAGE 5 BIRTHS
Romeo C. Craft was born April 12, 1850
Rebecca M. Craft was born July 4, 1851.
William C.E. Craft was born June 14, 1852.
Mary M. Craft was born May 15, 1853.
Florance K. Craft was born October 30, 1855
Heariet E. Craft was born October 8, 1857
Eliza Luella Craft was born July 31, 1859
Sarah Caroline Craft was born May 12, 1863
Emma L. Craft was born October 15, 1867
Edward T. K. was born April 15, 1870
Bertha Victoria Craft was born April 24, 1872
AT BOTTOM OF PAGE 5 IS A PIECE OF PAPER WITH THE FOLLOWING WRITTEN ON IT:
only I want it for my own satisfaction. Here's my
Wm. W. Whitacre was married to M. H. Knight July 23rd 1857.
Callie Belle Whitacre was born June 2nd 1858
Geo. A. Sourley Whitacre was born Oct. 10th 1860
Elmer Ellsworth Whitacre was born Apr. 19th 1862
Helen Ada Whitacre 1864
PAGE 6 MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE GLUED INTO BIBLE
This certifies that Charles R. McCleary of Sharpsburgh, State of Pennsylvania and Lenore E. Craft of Pittsburgh, State of Pennsylvania were united in marriage according to the ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania at the Parsonage, Centre Ave. on the Eighth (8th) day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty three H. Long, Pastor, Center Ave ?------? Church. Witness Mrs. H. Long (Minister's wife).
PAGE 7 DEATHS
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING PASTED AT TOP OF PAGE
Elizabeth S. Craft died of paralysis at her home near Elderton, Armstrong County, Pa., in the sixty seventh year of her age. She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church of forty-six years. She always gladly welcomed the itinerant to her home. Her speech was taken from her during her illness, but she still gave assurance of her hope of heaven by pointing upward. When the tongue refused longer to perform its office, her uplifted hand conveyed the sentiment, "my flesh and my heart fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever"
W. S. Cummings
Rebecca Mary Craft Died July 4, 1851. Aged 3 hours
William C. E. Craft died June 14, 1852. Aged 4 hours
Heariett E. Craft died September 17: 1861. Aged 3 years 11 months and 17 days.
Florence K. Craft Died November 15: 1863 Aged 8 years 16 days.
Edward T. K. Craft Died August 1870 Aged 4 months
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING PASTED IN BIBLE AT CENTER OF PAGE
Farewell, dear Eddy,
We must lay your form aside;
But your spirit will be near us,
In our darkness and our light.
And you will greet our coming
To your bright spirit home.
For we know that you await us
In that home where sorrow never comes.
Elizabeth S. Craft Died August 2nd 1892 in her Sixtieth year.
E. Earl Martin, son of Louella Craft and Wm. H. Martin, died Jan. 2, 1948. Long Beach, California.
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM TUCKED INTO EPHESIANS
1942 Oct. 4 PM 4 46
SA 257 6 = Oak Park Ill 4 455P
E Earl Martin = 2214 East 4
Mother passed away. Funeral Monday: = Jay.