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  • Honoring Our Family Heros memorial_day_thanks

    Remembering Those Who Served I awoke this morning thinking of my dad, my granddad, and other family members who served our nation. As I think about these everyday heroes who are no longer with us, I want honor and thank them and all of the other men and women who sacrificed to defend this country … Continue reading

  • Evidence Explained and the Shootout in Oklahoma Territory

    AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post was originally submitted as homework to DearMyrtle‘s ESM’s QuickLessons Study Group on 22 Mar 2016. OuickLesson 2: Sources vs. Information vs. Evidence vs. Proof What do you think? Does the man in the photo look like a killer? Hopefully, QuickLesson 2 will guide me through a … Continue reading

  • Don Sroufe, man of many aliases

    R. L. Marshall, known as Don Sroufe When my paternal grandmother, Lillian Florence Howle, married Robert Lee Marshall, Jr. in Beckham County, Oklahoma, on 28 February 1924, she did not realize how profoundly he would change her life. In that first year of marriage, she would become pregnant and give … Continue reading

  • Don Sroufe, when he really was Don Sroufe

    His early years Don Sroufe’s story is complex, confusing and incomplete. It has been a challenging research task to locate records of this elusive man who was married to my paternal grandmother, Lillian Florence (Howle) Marshall, using the name, Robert Lee Marshall. It was only after my Grandmother Marshall’s death that I … Continue reading