Monday, April 12, 2010

Orphan Bible of Eva Dechane, Patten Maine

In a box of things purchased at an auction was this Bible.  It appears to be that of a Patten, Maine family, apparently presented to the matriarch of the family years after her children were born; she subsequently entered their birth dates in the Births section.  No other section is completed.

The Bible was presented to Eva Dechane by Robert Beattie on November 1, 1958.  Eva wrote her name on a the front dark end paper but it shows on the scan I've provided.  I also scanned the presentation page and the page where Eva listed her children, all born between 1922 and 1929.

The 1930 census for Patten, Penobscot County, Maine, lists Eva and husband Lewis and their 5 children.  One of the children is listed by another first name with the middle initial of the name shown in the Bible.

If you know of a family member who would like this Bible, please contact me.


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