Caroline Smart Smith Skeen, cemeteries, graveyard, Mary Davis Skeen, Plain City, Utah Cemetery, Untold Stories, William Dolby Skeen

In 1870, Something Happened Here

Preface to The Second Wife's Story (a biography) There is a sign hanging in my mother's laundry room. It says, "On this site in 1897 nothing happened." But who knows if that's actually true? Who's to say nothing happened on that site. Right there. You know, on that very spot right next to the washing… Continue reading In 1870, Something Happened Here

Davies/Davis, Holocaust, Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Plain City, Utah Cemetery, Skeen

A Tale of Two Cemeteries

Too many years ago I wrote an essay. I wasn't really doing it just for fun, but I can honestly say it was the most rewarding essay I've ever written (for school, that is). That essay, titled Untold Stories, won second place in a department contest and put me on a journey of discovery that… Continue reading A Tale of Two Cemeteries

Caroline Smart Smith Skeen, Frenz Denial Skeen, Mary Davis Skeen, Plain City, Utah, Plain City, Utah Cemetery, William Dolby Skeen

What Happened to the Skeen Family?

History has not treated polygamous wives kindly--especially those who were not the first wives.

Caroline Smart Smith Skeen, Plain City, Utah Cemetery, Skeen, Untold Stories, William Dolby Skeen

What I found in Plain City

William Skeen was a polygamist--he had two wives!  (I would have noticed this in 2002 if I had not been so focused on the death dates on the tombstone.)