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Imprinted on the leather cover of the Bible in gold is the name 

Mary A. Runyan.

On the first blank page of the Bible:

There is an inscription which reads:

"To Mother, From Ida, Dec. 25, 1878"

On Family Record Page - an obituary taped.


William RUNYAN, the father of Mrs. George B. PAINTER, of Darby, died on Sabbath morning June 19, 1904, at an early hour.  he was bon in Morrisville, Bucks county, Penna., on the 8th of October, 1817, and was in his 87th year.  Many of the latter years of his life was spent in the city of Philadelphia, where he was well-known during his more active years, to a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Recently he had been very infirm and for some years (sorry, rest cut off in photo)

Taped on next Family Record page


About seven o'clock on Friday evening, December 30, 1904, Mrs. Mary Ann RUNYAN passed quietly from this life.  Mrs. RUNYAN had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. George B. PAINTER at Fourth and Chestnut streets Darby, Penna., for the last nine years, where she was cared for with the utmost filial love and untiring devotion.  She was born at Penn's Manor, Bucks county, Pa., on the 26th of February, 1820 and had she lived a few weeks longer she would have attained the ripe age of four-score, and five years.  Her maiden name was GREEN, and she was one of a family of twelve children, and the last survivor.

On the 23rd of October 1842 she was married to William RUNYAN of Morrisville, Bucks county, Pa.  Her married covered a period of about 62 years, Mr. RUNYAN having died June 19, 1904.

Mrs. RUNYAN was a woman of slight physical mould, but of wonderful vitality.  Her quiet temperament and self-controlled, peaceful habits, doubtless conduced to long life, and enhanced her influence upon those by whom she was surrounded.  She was pre-eminently a gentle spirit.  Born with the instincts of a true lady, she sought to develop those qualities which enter into beautiful, and gracious womanhood.  With all her gentleness, she was a woman of strong convictions, of truth, and right and duty, and of earnest purpose in meeting the obligations which life brings.  And moreover where occasion demanded, she was quite ready to express her convictions.  This combination of qualities gave her great influence among her kindred, and friends who were wont to come to her for counsel and comfort, in their need.  She was an earnest, simple-hearted christian.  The love of Christ shown out from

(sorry, rest cut off in photo)

Footnote:  There were four newspaper clippings of obituaries taped in this Bible.  I have included what was available on Ebay but only parts of two of them were available to view.  The other two are short obits of her eldest daughter and son who preceded her in death.  Most likely this was done purposefully by the seller so one would purchase the Bible to see the rest.


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