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.

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

The tombstones tell the stories.

cemeteries

October is Graveyard Month

"We grow up believing graveyards to be haunted. It was almost a rite of passage to test your bravery by visiting the forgotten after midnight. We all thought we saw ghosts as shadows danced from grave to grave by the reflective moonlight..." --Jeff Roberts

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.