Ella Jane Petoskey
My great Aunt Ella Jane Petoskey is one of my life teachers. She was born in 1880 and walked on in 1972. She asked me in 1954 to carry and represent the name of her grandfather and my great-great grandfather, Biidassige, which means “Light That is Coming.” She is a survivor of Carlisle Indian School. She lived in a small cabin in the middle of the woods just off the corner of M-119 and Turpinen Rd, west of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Below is a 1908 graduation picture of her. —Warren Petoskey
Warren Petoskey Sr. 1922 – 2001
Warren Petoskey, my father, was a decorated Marine and served on a WWII POW Ship.
Mom and Dad – Warren and Juanita Petoskey
My mother, Juanita Petoskey, was an accomplished pianist.
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