CUNNINGHAM, Elizabeth: True Grit

“My father was a miner by trade and being a man of weak constitution was badly adapted for such a laborious occupation. Consequently, this threw the management of affairs nearly entirely upon my mother, and to speak of her in [a] phrase, I cannot do it better than by saying she was a rustler in the greatest sense of the word.” Elizabeth was the foundation and matriarch of the family. She was the force that carried the Cunningham family from Scotland to Utah."