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

Abeles, Damron, Daniel, Kentucky, Mary Davis Skeen, Olean, New York, Pitten, Niederösterreich, Austria, Plain City, Utah, Ruth Contreras, William Dolby Skeen

. . . and I’m back.

Over the summer, Stories From the Past was never far from my mind. In fact, I felt a lot of anxiety over no posts, but between two grandkids and a broken PC (I have six grandkids but two were staying with me), my ability to blog was reduced to bits and snatches of time with… Continue reading . . . and I’m back.

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.)