Famous and Maudie Smith
Famous and Maudie Smith
Taken in downtown Webbers Falls before 1911.
The town burned in 1911 and was rebuilt with brick.

Photo courtesy of George Miller, Webbers Falls

The original of the photograph is in the possession of Tupper Dunbar, New Mexico.
A notation on the back of it reads: "November 10, 1900".

Lavona has this to say about Maudie Smith nee Brooks:
As far as I know Aunt Maud was born in Daviess County Kentucky. Her parents, John Henry and Sarah Susanna Josephine (CASKEY) BROOKS were married 3 Oct 1875 Daviess County Kentucky. "Johnny" and Sarah Brooks was in Madison County Arkansas and their parents and siblings next door in Franklin County Arkansas for the 1880 census.

I am not sure when Aunt Maud and the family moved into the Webbers Falls area. They were on the 1900 census. Sarah (Caskey) Brooks' parents, Joseph B. and Mary E. (WHITE) CASKEY, siblings, Rachel (Caskey) MITCHELL, Elizabeth (Caskey) LOOPER MORGAN, Mary Jane (Caskey) ABBOTT and brothers all lived in the Webbers Falls area.

Aunt Maud married Famous Smith, 2 Feb 1897.

©Sue Tolbert 2001, 2002

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