Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Has the list seen this? - Vickie Taylor
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Has the list seen this?
From: Vickie Taylor
Date: October 02, 1998

I hope this helps someone
Vickie Neill Taylor
[email protected]

> From: Kay Harper 
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Has the list seen this?
> Date: Thursday, October 01, 1998 11:06 PM
> >From: "ginny manning" 
> >To: [email protected]
> >Subject: Fwd: Has the list seen this?
> >Saw this on another list and thought it might interest someone on this 
> list.
> >
> >
> >"VIRGINIAN REVIEW - Sat 15 Aug 1998."  It had the heading "VA 
> >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
> >died.
> >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 
> >hoax..............."
> >Inscriptions, photographs, and papers inside the bible tell:  "it was
> >given to Harry Isaiah Stough by his mother, Savannah on 25 Dec 
> >1885.
> >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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