In today's digital family gathering we take a moment to look at the old Swedish, Mattson / Lidman family Bible.
The Bible belonged, from what I can tell, to our Great Grand Aunt Josephine Mattson Lidman and her family. Josephine was the sister of our Great Grandfather John Albert Mattson. How the Bible came into the procession of John Albert is unknown.
The Bible followed the Mattsons. Luella remembers it sat on the writing desk when the family lived on the ranch in Montana. The Bible followed them to Spearfish. Grandpa Walter inherited the Bible when his father passed away. Grandma Violet became its owner after Grandpa Walter died. Now it resides here at the Fortress.
It is in bad shape and in need of restoration. Perhaps the family would like to pool its resources and send it to a conservator for repairs.
This page indicates the Bible was a wedding gift to our Great Grandaunt Josephine Mattson and her husband Carl Lidman.
This page records the marriage of our Great Grandparents, and the marriage of their son, our Grandpa Walter to Grandma Violet Pierce.
This page records the birth of Carl Lidman and Josephine Mattson along with the birth of Linda and John Mattson.
And a page recording the death of Walter Albert Mattson Jr. then the birth of Uncle Marvin.