Once in the home of the Ormsbee family, this holy first communion certificate for Mary Rosa (sp?) Heisel is from St. James Church, Grand Rapids and dated May 1, 1898. It is from a relative of Lillian Arthur (nee Heisel) who was the wife of Mr. Arthur Ormsbee.
Arthur E. Ormsbee (1887-1971) was the owner of Commonwealth Printing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a leader in the printing industry. He was active in local, regional and national professional organizations and was an advocate for graphic arts education. His 1936 publication, "This Printing Business" has been referred to as the'Gettysburg address of printing' and has been widely reprinted. (Source: Grand Rapids Public Library).