Dr. Oatway, Your Slip is Showing!

Dr. Oatway misrepresented the facts on Addie’s death certificate. Or he misrepresented the facts to the state board of health. Either of which tell us, Dr. Oatway filed a false report – with someone. In 1876, Wisconsin (and many other states) created a...

Who is Addie to Me?

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “How are you related to Addie?” When I gave my talk in Lake Mills on September 4th, I explained this in some detail, and perhaps it’d be a good idea to do that here, as well. My great-great...

Addie and Annie: The Hoyt Sisters

My adventure into this Addie Hoyt story began with an ending: My father’s. June 10, 2011, my father passed on. He was 91 years old. Three days later, I was cleaning out the apartment at my late father’s assisted living facility and found a book of old...