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Historically Speaking with Angela Breidenbach welcomes family historian, Stacie Mason Keeley, as she shares the 64-year love story of her great grandparents. Lietha Gladetsch, a Victorian era world-renowned opera soprano and Miss Chicago beauty queen, meets Henry Hunt of the Garden and Hunt Vaudeville band act. They spark a romance that lasted 64 years and crossed the country with their talents in music and movies. Henry Hunt opened the first movie house in Chicago. Leitha sang on a European tour at 18 years old. Listen in for the family stories, tips on how to verify your own ancestral documents, and be sure to view the photos in the slide show on this page. If you think you're related to Stacie Mason Keeley or any of the people you hear about in this episode, contact Angela Breidenbach on the contact page of http://AngelaBreidenbach.com for more information.
Books/Tools mentioned in this show are: Blue Ribbon Brides (Romance set at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893), The National Archives, and Ancestry.com