BRETHREN-L ArchivesArchiver > BRETHREN > 2001-01 > 0979864433
Subject: Re: Young family
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 19:33:53 EST
If "Otterbein Home" in Lebanon, Ohio, is a retirement home and still
exists, you might check with the administration there.
Many retirement homes have "Memory Books" in their libraries. When persons
move in, they provide a typed autobiography - or someone interviews them and
writes one up - and this is added to the "Memory Book", usually a 3-ring
notebook. After a death, someone often adds the final details of their life
- including date and burial place - to the biography. Two large retirement
homes near here - Pilgrim Place in Claremont, CA, and Hillcrest Homes, in La
Verne, CA - have such books.
I never knew that such records existed until several years ago when I took
the name of a possible relative named Stover, who had passed away in 1921, to
Pilgrim Place. I was directed to the "Memory Books" and in several minutes
had not only information on him but on his wife and daughter.