Michaela to be born ~ above Feb. 15, 1833, in Boston, MA, to Josef and Elizabeth Quinn. There she was increased with her 4 sisters: mary (whose surname was readjusted to Rebecca), Marjorie, Claudette, and Maureen. She father had wanted a son, so once she was born he called her Michaela (nicknamed Mike). Josef Quinn was a doctor; hence spawning Michaela"s enthusiasm for medicine. Michaela got her M.D. From the Women"s clinical College of Pennsylvania in 1860. She practiced medicine alongside her father for seven years until his death. Mike moved to Colorado Springs when she used for and won the position of city doctor. Upon she arrival, she moved into a boarding residence owned by the town midwife, Charlotte Cooper. ~ a short stay, she rented a house from Sully for one dissension a month. Charlotte Cooper passed away from a snakebite and on she deathbed inquiry Michaela to take care of her three children: Matthew, Colleen, and Brian. Michaela befriended the enigmatic loner, Sully, and their friendship blossomed into romance. Sully and Michaela married on might 20, 1870. Michaela gave birth to your daughter Katie in may of 1871. Dr. Michaela Quinn is play by woman Seymour.
Byron Sully Byron Sully or "Sully" was born on a ship. He doesn"t understand the name or specifically where he to be born; somewhere between England and also America. His father was an English farmer prior to moving to new York v Sully"s mother. Sully"s father passed away of heart failure, and his mommy drowned in the Hudson River as soon as he was just ten years old. after the deaths the his parents, Sully relocated west and also ended increase in Colorado Springs. Sully was as soon as married to Loren"s daughter, Abigail. Abigail passed away during childbirth in addition to the daughter (Hannah) she to be carrying. Sully was heartbroken after the death and also became somewhat of a loner, living in the wilderness with the Cheyenne. he learned their ways and became expert with a tomahawk. As result of his solid association with the Cheyenne, he came to be a liáson in between the native Americans and also the American soldiers. It was Michaela that coaxed Sully out of his isolation. Sully and also Michaela became friends, and Sully finally permitted himself to face his fears and fall in love again. They were married on may 20, 1870 and also have a daughter together — Katherine (Katie) Elizabeth Sully.
Matthew Cooper Matthew Cooper to be born in 1850 to Charlotte and also Ethan Cooper. ~ his mother"s fatality he to be reluctant to embrace Michaela as his mom or guardian. Matthew at some point grew come respect and love Michaela; however, lock still have actually the sometimes disagreement. Ingrid, a sweden immigrant relocated to Colorado Springs, and she and also Matthew dropped in love. Castle planned come marry, however their plans were shattered when Ingrid passed away of rabies after being bitten by Brian"s pet dog "Pup". after ~ Ingrid"s death, Matthew ended up being an emotionally wreck for fairly some time. Emma, among Hank"s girls, broke down the walls that Matthew had constructed after shedding Ingrid, and he fell in love again only to shed her as soon as she left town to come to be a dress machine for Gilda St. Clair. Matthew determined to enter the gyeongju for sheriff against Hank and won. Together sheriff that was confronted with many complex issues such together gun control and capital punishment. Matthew, however grew tired of divided loyalties and also quit his project as sheriff to sign up with Dr. Mike and also Daniel in the search for Sully. His interest in searching for ways to secure a pardon for Sully led him to his quest of law, and his an initial case was defending Marshal Elias Burch versus charges of murder in 1873.
Colleen Cooper Colleen Cooper, 2nd child of Charlotte and Ethan Cooper, was born in 1856. After she father left, and also her mother died, she was placed under the care of Michaela. Colleen was ruined by the death of her mother yet was kind and also helpful to Michaela. Lock grew an extremely close, and also Colleen occurred a passion for medication through Michaela. Her interest and also love for the medical field led come Michaela allowing her to aid in the clinic. Colleen additionally finds time come act together the towns librarian. Academically inclined, and also exceedingly experienced in mathematics, Colleen plans to attend college in Denver to gain her M.D. Return she once had a crush on Sully, and also has had some other interests, Colleen had no significant love, beside from her love the medicine. Newly however, she has actually been seen enhancing in the firm of Dr. Andrew Cook. she feelings for Andrew grow and she falls in love through him. They get married prior to Colleen needs to leave for clinical school.
Brian Cooper Brian Cooper, the youngest the the three Cooper children, was born in 1859. The was very young once his mother, Charlotte Cooper, died of a rattlesnake bite. He invited Michaela warmly and also was the first to describe her together "Ma." Brian has actually a true love of animals, and has had actually two dogs, Pup, and also Fifi. Pup was provided to that by Sully for Christmas, and Fifi was a gift native Grandma Quinn. Pup obtained rabies, and also after he little Ingrid he had to be put down. Fifi, intended to replace Pup, finished up together a gift because that Brian"s first girlfriend, Sara. Brian has varied interests including the ways of the Cheyenne, painting, baseball, and also writing. He has actually a close connection with Loren Bray, who would choose Brian to work-related for him. Instead, the has come to be a reporter for Dorothy"s Gazette.
Katie Sully Katherine Elizabeth Sully (aka "Katie") to be born in 1871 in the woods whereby her mommy was treating injuries she father obtained while rescuing his friend, Cloud Dancing native the Army. She father ceded her. Once the pair made their means back come town through the brand-new baby, market Jake Slicker remarked that the child doesn"t have much hair, considering her parents. Cloud Dancing provide Katie a "dream catcher" to cave over her bed and also keep away poor dreams. Katie is christened through the Reverend Timothy Johnson and her godparents are Grace and Robert E. Katie"s first birthday party is held in the meadow between townsfolk, later that night, she states "Pa" for the very first time.
Loren Bray Loren Bray is the owner and proprietor that the town"s mercantile. A surly larger man, Loren shed his wife and also daughter. His wife, Maude, endured a enormous coronary and also passed away. His daughter, Abigail, was married come Sully (against Loren"s wishes), yet died throughout a difficult labor and the child died with her. Loren blamed Sully for the deaths and held a grudge against him. It to be not till Sully saved Loren"s life in a risky blood transfusion that he ultimately forgave him. Maude"s little sister, Dorothy, pertained to live v him after she fled her abusive husband. Loren insurance claims that that was really Dorothy that he remained in love with, no her sister Maude. The still carries feelings for Dorothy despite he is now head end heals in love through Dr. Mike"s rebel sister Marjorie. Olive Bray Davis
Dorothy Jennings Dorothy Jennings is the sister that Loren"s late wife Maude. A feisty, middle-aged woman, she concerned Colorado Springs after ~ fleeing her abusive husband and also moved in with Loren. Dorothy believed that she had actually murdered her previous husband, but Michaela proved that he actually passed away of alcohol-related illnesses. Dorothy founded, and is editor of, the town"s only newspaper, The Gazette. She prides herself on offering honest and also fair reporting, however has upset most of the city through some of her commentary. The town was particularly upset after she wrote a tell-all "auto-biography" that consisted of many tricks of the town. Dorothy is among Michaela"s the next friends and also was co-matron of respect in Sully and also Michaela"s wedding. A self-proclaimed "independent woman," Dorothy has been courted by both Loren and also Jake. Situations throw Dorothy more and much more together v Sully"s blood brother,Cloud Dancing, a respect Cheyenne medicine man. Once Cloud Dancing i agreeed to permit Dorothy to write a book around him and his people, the two discovered themselves strongly attracted come one another.
Cloud Dancing Cloud to dance is a Cheyenne medicine man. His wife, snow Bird, was eliminated on the financial institutions of the Washita River. They had a boy together, to walk On Clouds, however he was eliminated by the Renegade Dog soldiers. Cloud to dance learned the methods of the Medicine male from his father who died from whooping cough. Cloud Dancing"s father concerned him in a dream and also told him come teach Michaela how to it is in a medicine woman. That took part convincing indigenous Sully, but she ultimately agreed. Cloud dancing is Sully"s finest friend and also was the ideal man in ~ his wedding.
Horace Bing Horace ice cream is the basic and kind telegraph clerk for the city of Colorado Springs. He come from a lengthy line the "dowsers" (people who uncover water making use of fork-shaped sticks); however, the line have to have ended with him together he could not assist the town throughout a drought. Horace took a liking to one of Hank"s "girls," Myra. He payment money simply to talk with her, and also the unlikely couple fell in love. Plans of a marital relationship were hindered by the contract that Myra had with Hank. Ultimately Hank released Myra and they did marry. Horace and Myra have actually a little girl, called Samantha. They had a troubled and also tension filled marital relationship which finally ended in divorce.
Hank Lawson Hank Lawson (born Hans Lawsenstrom) is co-owner of the yellow Nugget Saloon and also Hotel. Hank also runs his brothel out of the yellow Nugget. One antagonist come most world in the town, Hank has a negative reputation; yet, as soon as it comes under to it, he typically does the ideal thing. Hank was as soon as in love with one of his "girls," Clarice, and from the love come Zack. Zack is Hank"s son. He"s autistic, yet has an amazing talent because that art. Zack relocated to a boarding institution in Denver after Clarice died. Clarice and also Hank were never close.
Jake Slicker, initially from Philadelphia, is Colorado Springs" barber. The was once relied upon together the medical professional as well, so once Michaela concerned town over there was much conflict in between the two regarding who to be the finer physician. Michaela ultimately won his to trust after allowing him come extract one of her teeth (which to be perfectly healthy) under his advice. Your competition go not finish there; Jake would compete against Michaela again, this time for the title of mayor of Colorado Springs. Jake was illiterate till Dorothy, whom he to be courting in ~ the time, teach him to read. Jake"s father, a gold prospector who had actually deserted the household years before, came back into Jake"s life unexpectedly just prior to his death, leave Jake a very huge gold nugget. As soon as Jake discovered his inheritance from his dad he chose to invest in his future. He ended up being co-owner through Hank the the neighborhood hotel / saloon, the yellow Nugget. Teresa Morales
Rev. Johnson Reverend Timothy Johnson, was a gambler and a "ne"er perform well" till he found God and also became Colorado Springs" clergyman. Though well-liked and also kind, the Reverend is rather wishy-washy and has gotten himself in his same share the binds. He was once involved to his high college sweetheart, Louise Chambers, but they never obtained married after discovering they i dont agree on too many important issues. The Reverend even courted Michaela in ~ one point, yet after his do the efforts failed, he continues to be single. Christmas of 1872, the reverend went blind when he contracted opticneuritis. No cure has been found.
Robert E. Robert E is the blacksmith that Colorado Springs. When a slave, his youngsters were bring away from that to face the exact same fate. Robert E. Dropped in love v Grace, the owner of the town"s café, and they decided to wed. Much dispute ensued native the marital decision; finally, Reverend Johnson conducted the business in the church. Although accepted in town, Robert E. Has had run-ins v the KKK. unable to conceive, Grace and also Robert E determined on adoption. They wanted to embrace Cheyenne baby, Live-In-Hopes, but it was made decision that it would certainly be better if his own civilization raised him. Then, after part initial hesitation, lock adopted, Anthony, a sickly young orphan.
Grace Grace, originally from brand-new Orleans, was at once Olive"s housekeeper and also the 2 collaborated to open Grace"s Café. When Olive happen away, grace inherited her half of the café. Married to Robert E, the 2 tried unsuccessfully to have actually children. They"re initial do the efforts at fostering were unfruitful as soon as it was determined that this first child, Live-In-Hopes, must be went back to the Cheyenne. Reluctantly lock tried a 2nd time, and were more successful. Grace and Robert E embraced an orphan named Anthony who had an unidentifiable disease. grace is a an excellent friend of Michaela"s and also was an attendant in ~ Sully and Michaela"s wedding. Grace and Robert E. Are likewise godparents to Michaela and also Sully"s daughter, Katie.
Dr. Andrew Cook Dr. Andrew chef was carried to Colorado Springs native Boston by Michaela"s mother to help with the birth of Katie. Michaela, however, ended up offering birth in the woods with only Sully there to help. Andrew then took over Dr. Mike"s practice while she readjusted to the rigors of being a new mother and a professional. In Dr. Mike"s absence, Horace had an attack of gallstones and developed an infection. Andrew then performed his an initial solo surgery -- through Colleen"s assistance. Dr. Cook agrees to accept Preston"s offer to be resident medical professional for the health and wellness spa. Andrew appears to be quite smitten through Colleen and a romance shows up to be blossoming. after Dr. Mike is shot, Andrew treats her and again he watches over she practice. Andrew finally proposes to Colleen yet is torn because he does not desire to stand in the means of her going to a clinical collage. In the end however, love wins out and they decide not to wait but to acquire married best away.
Preston A. Lodge III preston A. Lodge III a young, handsome Bostonian involved Colorado Springs to collection up a bank. In ~ first, the town was intrigued through Preston and also the money he had actually to loan, but he soon became a pressure to reckon v after they learned an ext about his banking steps (not to mention that the is an achieved boxer). He newly opened a hotel and health spa, hiring young Dr. Andrew cook as the spa"s resident physician. Call is always competing against Jake and Hank as to whom has the best hotel.
Daniel Simon Daniel Simon has been Sully"s best friend since childhood. As adults, Sully went to Nevada to help Daniel begin his own mining business, which make Daniel an extremely successful. Daniel involved Colorado Springs at the an enig request of Brian since the Sullys were having financial trouble. if Sully is out of town and Preston is foreclosing top top the homestead, Michaela accepts assist from Daniel. Later, Sully insists the it is a loan. Daniel likewise gives Michaela organization advice top top charges and book keeping. Daniel falls in love through Michaela and also Sully numbers it out. Daniel and also Sully then have actually a fallout’s out. They manage to mend your friendship however, and Daniel pipeline on the train. He quickly returns to Colorado Springs when he learns the Sully is missing. Daniel join Michaela and also Robert E.