EBOOK (Father's Trouble) » Carter Taylor Seaton

S until Carter came along Takes place in West Virginia. Nal year in a hospital blind and dying The oldest daughter Eileen takes over raising her younger siblings on her meagre teacher's pay Moving again and again into successively smaller homes the de facto orphans still maintain their dignity in the face of public ossip and pity In 1932 Anna Burgher dies Three months later Lawrence Burgher dies suddenly in the penitentiary Thoroughly shaken it becomes the children's unspoken rule never to discuss their father's troubles A myth is born and is eventually handed down to their children Father's troubles becomes a code word which they understand but which is translated for the next eneration into a romantic story of wealth lost during the Depression Until Maggie is nearly forty she never knows the real story And when she begins to inuire she is told some things are better left alone Maggie however is determined to know the truth hoping it will help her to understand her strained relationship with her motherOver a twenty year period she digs into the past without the help of her family Through her efforts Maggie ains a new respect for her mother as she realises the strength of the Burgher women is deeply embedded in her and is the finest legacy she could have been ive.

That has been passed down in the family for eneration. Hecks falsifying loans and forgery to cover the truth of his situation During a routine bank examination the Banking Commissioner discovers the shaky financial condition of the bank and notices evidence of Burgher's irregular activities Given fair warning Burgher changes nothing When the bank is closed for lack of funds in its reserve all of Burgher's problems come to light He is indicted for embezzlement and forced into bankruptcy This tragedy is so devastating that the family forms a protective shell around themselves vowing to hold their heads up no matter what the public Edwin (The Northumbrian Thrones gossip Held together by Anna's strength the family bears the humiliation of a public trial where Burgher is convicted and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary Despite appeals to the U S Supreme Court the conviction stands Lawrence Burgher is taken to the state penitentiary at Moundsville West Virginia to suffer over crowding rampant tuberculosis and confinement in a cell smaller than the closets in his home When the Great Depression hits the Burgher family is already deep in povertyIn the spring after Lawrence leaves Anna is struck with excruciating headaches Diagnosed with a brain tumour sheoes to Balti for surgery and spends her fi.

EBOOK (Father's Trouble) » Carter Taylor Seaton

Very compelling true story about one family s secret. Lawrence Burgher suffers deprivation and ridicule as a child marking him for life Determined to make the world respect him he sees wealth and power as a means to that end Under the tutelage of Edward Keeley his mentor and future business partner Lawrence parlays inherited land in Shapely West Virginia into a burgeoning career in real estate and banking By 1918 Lawrence moves his wife Anna and his family to the booming city of Huntington West Virginia to become Vice President of Keeley's bank in that city As his real estate career escalates and his family rows so does his ambition Burgher borrows money to take advantage of the emerging land boom Early success leads to arrogance and arrogance to poor decisions He leverages his property to make his purchases spending his cash on an increasingly lavish life style By 1924 feeling the pinch of debt which he can not repay Lawrence resorts to making secret new loans to himself to pay the old ones Keeley a man with few scruples himself calls Lawrence to task whereupon Lawrence uits his position at the bank When Keeley recalls Burgher Lawrence sees it as an opportunity to oust his former partnerSoon caught in a financial trap of his own making Burgher resorts to kiting

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