Untold Stories

‘Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?’ – Hamilton: An American Musical Since I began writing about family history my focus has primarily been on my matrilineal heritage. There’s a very simple reason why: over the course of time, the women from that side of the family saw fit to write things down, to keep old…

A Jack of All Trades

Eli Cyr, known as Kelly to his friends and family, had a dream. He had already married the prettiest girl in Montana, Clara, and they had moved further west to Hoquim, Washington. Soon a daughter was on her way and Kelly, ever-faithful to provide for his family, worked long, hard hours at one of the many local…