Would someone like to 'spruce up' a profile?

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I added her to cowboy and cowgirls, but I think she deserves a better profile than I can give her.
WikiTree profile: Ada Tye
in The Tree House by Susan Tye G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)

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Sounds like a good candidate for the brand new Collaborative Profile of the Week.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (835k points)
selected by Margaret Wilkinson
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I gave it a start - added sources that I could confirm, and a little spot at the beginning. Realistically, I don't like using even a word-for-word source as a part of the bio, but I'm hesitant to take it out as it flows nicely and does tell her story. I'd be more likely to push that part down into the sources, and then rewrite her story based on how it sounds. She has a story that needs investigation, as I'd like to know more about the Dakota Territory - why were they advertising for "teachers"? Was it to lure young women into the territory for potential cat house girls and potential wives? There's more to this story than is in this excerpt. And Otis? He's got some interesting facts, but I'd prefer to see the story revolve around her and her perspective.

What I see here is a young, idealistic woman who saw the need to go out to the edge of the world to help others and found herself the butt-end of what amounts to a joke - a lure to take advantage of girls like her - and she stood tall and refused to let them control her destiny. I do agree that her story deserves more - I'll think on it a bit, but hopefully someone is inspired to take a stab at it from here.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
OK - take a look at that and see what you think. I'm still not sure if I completely captured the heart of her in the bio, but unfortunately there's only so much to work with between the story and the sources I was able to find.

I was happy to find her original birth information, although I was hoping to find marriage records. I suspect those were lost due to the Dakota Territory being still wilderness, although it wouldn't surprise me if someone was able to turn them up.

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