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Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Myrta E. McGinnis
In my thesis, I wish to present the story of my maternal grandmother as it is revealed in the lives of her thirteen children. I have been interested in the story since I can remember. My earliest memories are of sitting on Grandma’s lap and listening to tales of Indians on the warpath, of Kansas prairie sod houses and rattlesnakes, and of what my aunts, uncles, and my mother used to do when they were small. To avoid any possible embarrassment to living persons, I have fictionized the names of my characters. I have, however, retained all actual dates and have faithfully recorded the true childhood mishaps and anecdotes.
Copyright 1941 Gwen Lane Funston
Funston, Gwen Lane, "There Were Thirteen: A Pioneer Novel of Western Kansas" (1941). Master's Theses. 341.