New additions to Silliman House Library

THREE RIVERS — Three volumes of historical and genealogical interest have been recently received by Abiel Fellows Chapter DAR for their Sue Silliman House Museum Library at 116 S. Main Street in downtown Three Rivers.
The gift from Holly Stephenson, the Collier’s Photographic History of World War II, joins the Collier’s World War I, currently the focus in the present centennial of the “Great War.” A list of Three Rivers area WWII service personnel from the Three Rivers vicinity is being studied to identify all the women who served from this area.
Dr. Joan Dudd has presented a copy of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Sixteen, Part I John Alden. This will be of interest to a number of Alden descendants in the St. Joseph County area.
Also gifted is the Eric Faust volume, “Conspicuous Gallantry,” from Rebecca Shank. Faust, a descendant of James Wood King, 11th Michigan Infantry Civil War hero, has edited the letters of King and wife-to-be Sarah Jane Babcock during and after the Tennessee battles. Family histories and genealogy of these Three Rivers area pioneer families are included in the last chapters of this book.
Earlier in the year, the Silliman House Library received a copy of Dunbar’s Michigan, gift of Michigan historian Larry Massie of Allegan and a four-volume set of General Abstracts of Pension Files from the Revolutionary War. Persons desiring to do research at the Silliman House Library can call for an appointment at 435-4795 or 718-8797.

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