Thursday, September 30, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Betty's Baptismal Record

It's Treasure Chest Thursday, time to share a document or artifact that provides genealogical or family history information.  At last Sunday's Scanfest, I scanned a number of documents found in a notebook hidden in my bookcase. 

Here is the baptismal record of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer:

The transcription of this record is:

In the Name of the Father,
And of the Son, and of The Holy Ghost, Amen.
"We do Certify:
That, according to the ordinance of Christ Himself, we did
administer to
_Betty Virginia Carringer_
the Sacrament of
Holy Baptism
thereby making _her_ a member of Christ, the Child of
God, and an Inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven; on the
_First_ day of _July_, in
the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and
_Forty two_; the said administration being
in _All Saints Episcopal_ Church,
_San Diego - California_ in the
Diocese of _Los Angeles_
(Signed) _Frederick Y. Stevens_
Parents {_Mr. Lyle Lawrence Carringer_
_Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer_}
Sponsors or witnesses {_Parents &_
_Mr. F.W. Seaver_}
Date of birth: _July 30 / 1919_ Place _San Diego, Cal._

The _underline symbols_ denote areas that are handwritten.  

I did not know that my mother was ever baptized.  I assumed that she had been because that was the custom, but figured it was performed when she was a child.  For this baptism, she was 22 years old, and on the verge of being married on 12 July 1942 to Frederick Walton Seaver. 

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