- The youngest
of John Muir's two daughters. Married Buel A Funk in
October 1909, and had four sons. After Funk died (1934) Helen
and three of her sons changed their name from Funk to Muir in
1940. One son, Muir Funk, did not because his first name was Muir.
Another son, Walter, who died in 2004, told an interviewer that
he had every book written by his famous grandfather and many written
about him by other authors. He told the interviewer, "The
more I study him and the things he did, the more amazed I am.
He had the most incredible way of describing things, in words
I wouldn't even think of."
photo with sister Wanda - State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Photo of Helen Muir Funk courtesy of John
Muir National Historic Site,
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