To My Own Home

To My Own Home

by Pat Lorett




'I turn my life's writing quill to my eighteenth grandchild Pat Lorett to finish the telling of my life. I felt the last beat of my heart, and the Lord revealed to me that I didn't need it where I was going.'

Josephine Wilhelmina Smith-Owen, part Indian, was determined to live. Countless fights concerning her copper skin color wrapped her in a cocoon of weariness, and in 1887, her marriage to Alex Lorett fixed them on a collision course into Indian Territory. Enduring wagon trail hardships through the 1893 Land Run with her husband and several of her sons, Josephina braved the four hundred fifty-mile wagon trip from Braymer, Missouri, walked through the Sassafras trees in Missouri, to the eastern flint hills of Kansas. As she and her family 'wintered' in northeast Indian Territory, they were ready to make the great Run into eastern Payne County on September 16, 1893, inscribing their legacy on the great Oklahoma land as they made their own home and new life. Journey with Josephine and her family as author and grandson Pat Lorret pens the story of her life with his 'indelible pencil' in To My Own Home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606049396
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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