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.

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cemeteries, genealogy

The Red Cemetery of West Weber Hides a Secret

It looks like thursday posts are becoming a habit. So thursday it is. This Cemetery is Hiding a Secret I found the West Weber cemetery while driving the back roads in Weber County.    It is in a small farm town located West of Ogden, Utah on the plains between the mountains and the north end of the… Continue reading The Red Cemetery of West Weber Hides a Secret

cemeteries, genealogy

Springville Cemetery Tells its own Stories

It's rare that you come across a cemetery this well-loved. Around here, cemeteries are clean, lawns are watered and mowed regularly, and a caretaker cleans up old grave decorations.  But I've never seen a cemetery like this one.  As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew that I would get some good pictures,… Continue reading Springville Cemetery Tells its own Stories

cemeteries

October is Graveyard Month

October is  my favorite month of the year.  It may or may not be because of my birthday, but I do know that it is because of Halloween.  It is probably a combination of things:  Halloween, my birthday, autumn, and the general feeling of anticipation mixed with dread as the harvest is gathered in preparation for… Continue reading October is Graveyard Month

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?

I wrote the original Untold Stories more than ten years ago.  At that time, there was little information to be found on the internet, and since I no longer lived in the area, I had to wait to get my questions about the Skeen family answered. I've been doing my research on my own free time, knowing that… Continue reading What Happened to the Skeen Family?