Wednesday, February 17, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 91: Leava (Smith) Smith

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a photograph of Leava Smith (1866-1958), the first wife of David D. Smith (1863-1920). It was taken in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska in about 1890. The note on the back of the card says "Leva Smith, Davie's wife" but has no date. David D. Smith was a son of Devier and Abbigail (Vaux) Smith, and a brother of my great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944).

Leava Smith married David Devier Smith in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska on 20 May 1889, according to a letter from David Smith to his mother in June 1889. The letter stated that Leava had family living in Jefferson County, Colorado. David and Leava Smith had one daughter, Eva Etta, born 25 May 1890 in McCook, Nebraska. Leava divorced David D. Smith before 1900.

Leava Smith was probably the daughter of Zachariah and Nancy (Gosney) Smith; widow Nancy Smith and three children resided in Jefferson County, Colorado 1880 census.

Leava (Smith) Smith married Joseph W. DeFrance (1865-1937) in San Diego as his second wife. Eva Smith (1890-1940), daughter of David and Leava (Smith) Smith, married Howard M. DeFrance (1831-1937) in 1914 in San Diego, son of Joseph W. DeFrance and his first wife. They had no children.

1 comment:

Lori H said...

What a nice photo! I love her dress and it looks like she had some "naturally curly hair"! :)