Monday, July 24, 2006

Huntington - Wheeler Bible

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Caroline's sister Marjorie gave this Bible to Caroline Huntington for her birthday, October 31, 1937. As you can see, she has written the name of her husband, Talbert Huntington as well as her maiden name, Caroline Wheeler. Caroline and Talbert were married on September 3, 1925, in Athens Pennsylvania... when Caroline was just 21 years old. The couple had three sons, Rollin Lee Huntington, Kenneth Albert Huntington, and John Allen Huntington.

I wonder how the trip was made by this tattered old Good Book ... from the loving hands of Caroline into a stranger's home. Her Bible tells us more than a little of her life, not only from the entries important to her family, but the notes, verses and poetry she has written on the end papers for herself. You can feel the shadow of Caroline's emotions, her fear and her faith lying just beneath these pages. One cannot read her words without reliving some of her life.

If only myself could talk to myself
As I knew him a year ago,
I could tell him a lot
That would save him a lot
Of the things he ought to know.

Learn more about the Huntington Family at RootsWeb or find them also on Genforum.
Find more Wheeler Family History on RootsWeb or Wheeler Family History on Genforum.

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