At an antique store in Galena, MD today (2/8/03), I found a small book entitled "The Earnest Communicant".Inside is written:"It is hereby certified that Bertha Wadham was confirmed in Christ Church New Haven, by the Bishop of Connecticut, on Sunday March 16th, 1884."
Later in the book in, I assume her own handwriting, it says: Our darling baby Ray, born Wednesday April 8, 1896-died Monday August 27, 1900.He was our little ray of sunshine."
There is also a death notice for the child: BROOKE-At rest: Ray Wadham Brooke, aged 4 yrs., 4 mos and 19 days, died Mon. morning at 5 o'clock at the home of his parents, Warner G. and Bertha W. Brooke. Funeral services will be held at his home, 82 Dickerman street, at 3 o'clock Wed. afternoon. (Meriden papers please copy.)
If anyone is related to Bertha, please contact me regarding this book and possible other photos of this family.