- Abbie had grown up in the stimulating surrounding of a home where 'men of thought' were frequent visitors. Her father, the Reverend Jesse Halsey, was the minister of the Seventh Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati; Abbie recalls with pleasure that among the guests in their home were novelist Thomas Mann and the Labrador missionary-doctor-explorer, Sir Wilfred Grenfell--who once remained with them for two weeks.
- Among those who have given the 'Sons of Shapur' their hearty endorsement and pledges of earnest support may be mentioned the Reverends Jesse Halsey, Archdeacon Charles G. Reade, David Philipson, Charles W. Donaldson, George A. Thayer, Justin N. Green, Louis Grossman, Louis G. Hoeck, and Jacob W. Kapp.
From "A Survey of the Ishams in England and America: Eight Hundred and Fifty Years," by Homer Worthington Brainard, 1938, p. 672.
- Helen Caroline, b. at Saranac Lake, N.Y., May 18, 1889; m. Mar. 26, 1910, Rev. Jesse Halsey, b. Southampton, N.Y., May 3, 1882. They spent four years after their marriage at Dr. Grenfell's Labrador Mission, but now reside in Cincinnati. Children: Charles Henry, b. Apr. 16, 191 1, in Labrador, m. Nov. 29, 1936, Justine Comstock, of Winston (probably Wilton), Conn.; Frederick Isham, b. Aug. 21, 1912, in Labrador; Helen Augusta, b. Feb. 8, 1914, in Southampton, N.Y.; Wilman Haynes, b. Sept. 30, 1920, d. ---; Abigail Lillian, b. August 9, 1922, in Cincinnati, O.