Betty Akana Rainbow Boa

Betty Akana 



Author of "She Never Met A Stranger"

Alice's story, spanning most of the twentieth century describes family life on a homestead and growing up in rural Montana in the early 1900's.  From the lighthearted joys of childhood through school years, marriage and family, her early life was filled with happiness, sadness and tragedy. 

It tells how the dreams and aspirations of a young woman were dashed in a disastrous marriage to an alcoholic which ultimately ended after a near fatal, disfiguring, railroad accident.  It's the story of the indomitable spirit of a single, divorced woman in the 1930's and her struggle to raise a family.  It tells of her ability to triumph over adversity and her rise to a succcessful career and a fulfilled life. 

It also relates experiences from her extensive travels which demonstrates how the world shrunk during her lifetime.  She saw much of it, not as an ordinary tourist, although she did that too, but from the viewpoint of personal involvement with people she met along her way


Family Genealogy and History

Most of the my family's genealogy that I have compiled is in large notebooks.  Some of the information I've entered into Family Tree Maker.  The Family Tree Maker file for my family is available. Please contact me for additional information.

Researching Surnames: 

Akana / Hawaii; Gagner / Montana, Quebec; Waiahinu / Hawaii; McClintock / Pennsylvania, Indiana; Kentucky, Missouri; Kaopuiki aka Kaapuiki / Hawaii; Hopkins / Hawaii; Mulholland / Ireland, New York; Barker / England, New York Montana; Link / Montana, Illinois, Germany; Holi / Hawaii; Poitras / Quebec; Truman / Ireland; Hill / Virginia; Sherry/Ireland; McDowell / Virginia?; Eldridge / Kentucky, Indiana; Kimmerly / Illinois; Sharpe / ??; Wallace / Pennsylvania; Stigler / ??