Monday, July 30, 2012

Book Sale Bible Update

Whittier Public library book sale

Uinta Chieftan November 3, 1883, page 3

Glad to have heard from a person related to this family. So glad to get to additional info on this family from them. After picking this bible up at a used book sale at Whittier Public Library's store I had wondered who the family was? There are no surnames listed in the bible. I was only able to find the surname after the US Census was posted on the Internet. 
Wyoming Territory sounded so isolated I wondered if this family had much support when their first child died only a few weeks after his birth? It was nice to see later children survived infancy. The Uinta Chieftan obituary did mention the support of friends. Evanston was not as isolated in 1883 as I was thought. His father Victor Engstrum was born in Sweden and  was a Jeweler and involved in the cattle business. 
If you would like to know more about this family Find-A-Grave has more info. Godfrey's Tombstone and info
Father Victor's Tombstone and info

Below is the entire family record as recorded in the bible.
Presented by Mother to Victor in 1880

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