Grandpa Bill was my great great grandfather, Caleb Rand Bill (1833 - 1902) , a music professor in Salem, Massachusetts. The inscription says : "An ?????, practical Christian life is the very highest type of human existence. It is encircled with the rainbow of infinite and eternal love. May this life be yours is the prayer of Grandpa Bill, August 7th, 1888"
Caleb's father was the Reverend Ingraham Ebenezer Bill (1805 - 1891), a Baptist Minister from Nova Scotia.This was her father, Andrew Nichols, Jr. The inscription reads "Remember that you have 'One Life Only' to make or to marr, Andrew Nichols, Jr. Jan 28th, 1886"
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