In the 1890s, Charles Loring and Florence Barton may have seemed an unusual match. He was, after all, an “elderly” widower of 62 when they married on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. Charles’ first wife, Emily, had died of cancer in April the year before. At 44, Florence was...

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, young men in every state, North and South, heeded the call for volunteers. Twenty-four-year-old Reese Henderson of Marysville, Ohio, was one of those volunteers.

Reese left behind the love of his life, Mary, and became one of the ne...

Before Lakewood was founded in 1871, Ellen Francis and Sir Joseph Francis stood on a bluff on the east side of Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun). They gazed at the lake in front of them. Ellen expressed to her husband Joseph that it was perhaps the most beautiful pl...

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