Thursday, October 21, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Frederick Seaver's Baptism Certificates

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to show-and-tell another document or artifact that defines some of my family history.

Today's treasures are two different records that document my father's baptism in Massachusetts.  Frederick Walton Seaver was born 15 October 1911 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  He was baptized on Easter Even, 1912, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Leominster, Massachusetts, as evidenced by the first two baptism records found in the treasure box:

1)  The "official" Episcopal Church Diocese of Western Massachusetts certificate:

2)  The St. Mark's Episcopal Church baptismal record:

The information on these two documents is the same - the parents are named as Frederick W. Seaver and Alma B. [Seaver], and the witnesses are Everett G. Richmond (brother of Alma B. (Richmond) Seaver) and Eleanor M. Coleman (a close family friend).

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