Last week a reference librarian named
Erica in the Grand Forks North Dakota public library
responded to my email about Samuel Marck, my mother’s father.
I only knew a few vague details and in one day
Erica sent me his newspaper obituary: brief plot summary
of his life. Samuel Marck, proprietor of a small grocery
store at 120 Cottonwood, came from Rumania, had four
children and died of heart problems at 48.
As for the rest, I’ll probably just make it up.