Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Has the list seen this?|
From: Vickie Taylor
Date: October 02, 1998
I hope this helps someone
Vickie Neill Taylor
> From: Kay Harper
> To: OKROOTS-L@rootsweb.com
> Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Has the list seen this?
> Date: Thursday, October 01, 1998 11:06 PM
> >From: "ginny manning"
> >To: AGS-L@rootsweb.com
> >Subject: Fwd: Has the list seen this?
> >Saw this on another list and thought it might interest someone on this
> >"VIRGINIAN REVIEW - Sat 15 Aug 1998." It had the heading "VA
> >>MAN TRYING TO FIND FAMILY TO RETURN BIBLE.'
> >The article reads "YORK, Pa. - A Virginia man is trying to return a 100
> >year old Bible to the descendants of a York County, PA family.
> >But finding them has not been an easy matter.
> >Julian Gordon of Newport News, VA.
> >> Came into possession of the Bible last year, when his father-in-law
> >His father-in-law had purchased the Bible in 1973 at an auction
> >in Delta.
> >But trying to find the family, Gordon doesn't have much to go on
> >-- just a few names written inside and eight photographs. The name
> >that occurs frequently is Stough.
> >The York County telephone lists about 145 numbers for homes and
> >businesses under that name. Gordon tried calling some of the Stoughs.
> >A few were openly skeptical, apparently think the call was some kind of
> >Inscriptions, photographs, and papers inside the bible tell: "it was
> >given to Harry Isaiah Stough by his mother, Savannah on 25 Dec
> >Harry had a brother named Ammon, who married Minnie F Welk.
> >They had at least three children: Marie Florence; Laroy George; and
> >Raymond Welk.
> >Other papers mention Sevannia Wantz Stough and Lydia Wantz. The
> >pictures were taken at Jeffres Art Studio in York.
> >Mr Julian Gordon, according to the newspaper article has said he
> >will send the bible and contents to anybody who can tie their family
> >to Ammon and Harry Stough.
> >The newspaper quotes him "It's there. I'll send it to them. I'll pay
> >the postage,"
> >This will be quite a find if the right family can be located.
> >Please pass this message on to other lists. We would all appreciate
> >finding it if it was our family bible.
> >[my guess is you contact tje Virginia Review, or the York PA newspapers
> >if this is your family -elin]
> Kay (Newcomb) Harper ................ Searching:
Newcomb--Fore--Farquar--Haney--Sanders--Wren--and Husband's line Harper
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