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B. F. Baskin Bible

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.

Inside Cover:
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 childhood.
 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 place.

(Source: Newspaper: unknown; Date: week of Sunday Nov. 30, 1884)

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