F. Baskin Bible
Philadelphia, Jesper Harding & Son 1859
Presented to B.F. Baskin by the West Greenville Presbyterian Church
Sabbath School as a token of regard for his service as superintendent.
Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Baskin nee Yeager wife of B.F. Baskin reads:
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Baskin.
Died at her home in Mercer, on Saturday, November 29, 1884, Mrs.
Elizabeth E. Baskin, aged 62 years.
Mrs. Baskin's last sickness lasted about three weeks, her sufferings
during that time being intense, but they were borne with the same
Christian patience and fortitude that were marked characteristics of
her life. She clung to the Cross and looked up to her Redeemer, and
when at last the angel summoned her, and she was joined with the
shining ones above, it was as a tired child who had found repose. Death
came "as a thief in the night" and stole her away, but he found her not
unprepared. Her last words before she peacefully slept away were, "Not
my will, but Thine be done"
Mrs. Baskin was a lady of many excellent qualities of the heart and
mind, qualities that endeared her to those with whom she walked in
daily life. She was gentle and patient, loving and kind. During a life
full of more than ordinary vicissitudes she was ever patient,
submissive and cheerful, and she always lived more for others than for
herself. She early gave her heart to God, and for years had been a
consistent member of the First Presbyterian church of Mercer.
Mrs. Baskin was a daughter of the late Michael and Cynthia Yeager, of
Mercer, and was born October 10, 1822. She leaves two children to mourn
to loss of a loving mother, and they have the sympathy of all in their
great affliction. Two sisters, Mrs. Josiah McJunkin, of this place, and
Mrs. James C. Eyster, of Philadelphia, and one brother, Dr. G.W.
Yeager, of Mercer, also survive her. She was united in marriage to the
late B.F. Baskin, December 30, 1852. She long survived her husband.
With the exception of a few years of her married life, she passed her
life in the place where she was born, among many of the friends and
schoolmates of her early years, some of whom survive her, and they will
long mourn the death of one whom they loved and respected from their
The funeral services were held on Monday forenoon
by Rev. J.V. Stockton, assisted Rev. G. W.
Zahniser, when her mortal remains were consigned to their last resting
unknown; Date: week of Sunday Nov. 30, 1884)