Author Archives: Kenneth Richard Hardman

Ruth Keep Griffin – Sweet Courage and Loving Labor

“Walter and Ben, were brought home shot in the legs,” the wagon jolt having discharged a gun. Ben lost his leg but Walter recovered. Their mother, Ruth Keep Griffin was acquainted with difficulty but met life with courage and a … Continue reading

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Dona Jean Hansen Losee – Forever Close to God

During the boom-town 1950s in Los Angeles, Dona Hansen, the queen of the church Gold and Green Ball, and daughter of a self educated businessman and a most charitable mother, culminated her youth in what she thought would be the … Continue reading

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Andrew and Anna Maria Peterson – Before the Wind

Andrew Peterson was surely heartbroken when his sister Johanna was thrown from a buggy, her dress caught in the wheel, and dragged to death. A heckling mob had frightened the horse, persecutors of the Denmark Mormons. Instead of giving up, … Continue reading

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2016 – 10 Most Read AncestorClips

Thanks for reading AncestorClips in 2016 – Click below and enjoy again the most read stories. Stand by for more inspiring stories in 2017. Abraham and Elizabeth Coon – Ever Faithful Ardella Elizabeth Anderson – The Greatest Scare of my … Continue reading

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Ferril Andrew Losee – Runaway Horses

“One day when… 14 years old, I was on top of a load of hay. In crossing over a bridge some of the hay was grassy and moved on me. I put the reins to the horses over the ladder … Continue reading

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Rootstech 2017 – Blog 60 second stories they actually read

I’m presenting at Rootstech 2017 on how to write #AncestorClips. I’d love to have you in my session. #AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man … Continue reading

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Dorothy Mae Griffin Hardman – God knew what was coming

Some major customers didn’t pay; and Glenn’s cabinet business began to fail. Dorothy was very concerned about family bills and groceries. In the 1960’s they built their second dream home, welcomed their sixth child, and served anxiously in church assignments … Continue reading

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