Letters of a Woman Homesteader - Chapters XXIII-XXVI, How It Happened, A Little Romance, Among the Mormons, Success Summary & Analysis

Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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On June 12th, 1913, Elinore writes that her maiden name was Pruitt and she still signs her name Elinore Pruitt Stewart. This brings up the story of how Elinore met Mr. Stewart. Elinore was working as a housekeeper while a Rev. Father Corrigan was helping her prepare to take the Civil-Service exam. He told her to consider the "sweet, free open" homesteading life and to put an ad in the paper which would indicate her willingness to work for help.

The next Wednesday Clyde wrote to her; he was in Boulder visiting his mother and was leaving for Wyoming and wanted an interview. The interview went well and Elinore left with him. Her job was to be a housekeeper, which would give her a...

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