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 process that will help me better understand a harrowing event in my great-grandfather’s life. In first half of QuickLesson 2, Ms. Shown Mills offers descriptions Read More …

In Search of My Father’s Father

Who was my father’s father? My father never knew his father. He was even unsure of his father’s name until he applied for a passport in the late 1960’s. This unknown man remained a mystery throughout my father’s life and continues to do so today. My father, Alton Jackson Marshall, was born in Clinton, Oklahoma on 17 February 1925 to Lillian Florence (Howle) Marshall and a man whose name she stubbornly refused to reveal until forced to do so when Read More …