The building that housed the Deseret News

One fun and easy search is in historic newspapers. My 2nd great grandfather, Charles Denney, started his first job in America at the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hired May 14, 1867 at the age of 17, he worked for a dollar a day.

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Kate Thompson is a writerly name. Google it; you’ll see. It came to my attention when my daughter-in-law sent me a photo she took in a Scotland train station that was selling books by a Kate Thompson who wasn’t me. My grandson checked out a book from his school library by Kate Thompson. It wasn’t me, either. You see, I’m not alone. There are several.

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