1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of the religious body known as the Holy Jumpers, a short time ago, and became so enthusiastic over his conversion that he decided to turn his property over to the society and go to Wisconsin to join the Holy Jumpers sect there.
Mr. Huntington owned two farms of about one hundred acres each, one occupied by himself and the other by his daughter and her husband and family. He has a son living in Connecticut and recently removed to Brookfield, but he did not reserve a cent of his money or an acre of his land for either of his children.
Mr. and Mrs. Shippee and family are simply living on one of the farms this winter through the sufferance of the society into whose possession it recently came.
The Wichita Daily Eagle
February 5, 1908