It's Treasure Chest Thursday, time for another document or artifact from my family history treasure chest.
I was fortunate that my Aunt Geraldine (Seaver) Remley was the Seaver/Richmond family historian. She received all of the artifacts, papers and photographs when her mother, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver died. One of the papers had four newspaper articles pasted on one piece of paper:
* An obituary for Julia (White) Richmond, wife of Thomas Richmond, who died 4 October 1913 in Putnam, Connecticut. I don't know which newspaper it was clipped from, and have not been able to find it in an online newspaper database.
* An article about a Bible donated to St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Putnam in honor of Juliett (White) Richmond.
* An obituary for Thomas Richmond, who died 9 November 1917 in Clinton, Massachusetts. I don't know which newspaper it was clipped from, and have not been able to find it in an online newspaper database.
* An obituary for James H. Richmond, the youngest son of Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond, who died in late 1913 after his mother's death.
Thomas and Julia (White) Richmond are one set of my great-grandparents. In each case, this information is most of what I know about the lives of these persons.
Do you keep an obituary file for obituaries of family members and close friends? I have not, and I should have over the past twenty years. Fortunately for me, my mother kept the Carringer stash of family papers including obituaries, and Aunt Gerry did the same on the Seaver family.