Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Baptism Records

These are interesting for several reasons. Look at the misspelling of Mother's middle name, and of Grandma Wasden's maiden name. Dad's certificate is so faded but it says the following:
Penrose Ward, Big Horn Stake No. 88
This certifies that Russell Marion Blood son of Rosco[e] Marion Blood and Louise Krajicek born Feb 3 1908, at Mitchell, Nebraska was baptized Dec 16, 1930 by John J. Welch, Elder and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dec 21, 1930 by Elder John J. Welch. Signed by Charles G. Anderson P.E. (Presiding Elder)
Dad had started to write over the faded writing, but quit after his name. Where do you suppose he was baptized in December of 1930? I find it interesting that J. C. Berthelson baptized Mother, and Grandpa confirmed her.


Judy said...

Wasn't Mother baptized in the irrigation ditch? I don't know about Dad. I was hoping someone had these!

Elizabeth said...

Mother was baptized 9 months after her 8th birthday, so it must have been an outdoor baptism. Brooks was baptized in the Shoshone River - was that where Mother was baptized? The ditch wouldn't have been deep enough, would it. The fact I loved finding out is that Mother was baptized on the 4th of July, and so was I all those many years later! Also, it wasn't as common for the father to baptize and confirm their own children as it is today - I was baptized and confirmed by total strangers.

Judy said...

Remember up at the canal where the head water comes out? I think that was her spot.