Story Me

Stories and More from the People of Kingston and Frontenac County

My father ran away when he was 14, and he joined up with the circus...he worked with the Lone Ranger, showing the horses and doing odd jobs.

Interview with Michael Stephenson

June 26, 2013

Michael Stephenson's family came to Kingston from the Ukraine in 1917 and they were soon connected with many important aspects of the community.

Michael grew up in the boarding house run by his courageous mother, surrounded by extended family and lodgers - as many as 17 people at a time.

Stephenson Family, portrait
Stephenson Family, funeral

His interview is full of fascinating and funny stories from three generations of the Stephenson Family.