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From: "Peggy Truesdell" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Dollie Smith
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 13:27:26 -0500
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WELL!!! I posted a response to Bernie's message and it hasn't appeared --
yet -- but the one posted much later (off-subject) appears on the List.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J.Cooper Walker" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Dollie Smith
> Hi Bernie...I have been searching for the Dollie Smith, finally found
> her....my "guess" on the number is a 2 or a 3..judging from her age , the
> would have her married at a very early age...still possible.
> The area mentioned in the census, Markham street would be about where the
> old train station is ..would have been in a "red light" district at the
> time, if I remember my Little Rock History.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 11:11 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Dollie Smith
> > Hi guys
> > Bottom line was: Dollie spent much of her early adulthood in the
> employment of brothels. Both in Arkansas and the early days of the Tulsa
> oil boom in Oklahoma. Worked the old Tulsa Hotel, down on Brady Street.
> > I was told also old that Dollie had had an early marriage; that he had
> died young and that she remarried later in life to one of her tricks - a
> German named Rust. >
> > Anyway, I found Dollie in 1910 Little Rock, Arkansas. - in the home of a
> May Leonard. House full of women and all the households surrounding Miss
> Leonard's was the same situation. Head of house was a woman; and a house
> full of young women to follow.
> > Some of these women were listed as single - but,most appear to have been
> enumerated as being married AND having children. No children are living
> with them and no husband's are around. Just, the "keeper of the boarding
> > It does list Dollie as having been married once and as having had one
> child and no child living in 1910.
> > THIS WAS NEW NEWS.
> > So, my question to you all is this:
> > Would someone look on this Heritage Quest census image that I found
> on and see if you can see what the number is that represents the number of
> years that she has been married? All the years for the other women that
> listed in her household is legible - but, not Dollie's. Would love to
> who her first marriage was to - and in knowing the year, think it would at
> least be a start.
> > Anyone have time? Here is what I came up with:
> > 15 April 1910 Pulaski Co., Arkansas census, Little Rock, Big Rock
> Township, household #6/6:
> > LEONARD, May head F W 30 md/1 - 15 yrs 1/1 MT MO MO Keeper/Rooming house
> > MITCHELL, Ruby boarder F W 24 md/1 - 3 yrs 0/0 IL US ENG
> > SMITH, Dollie boarder F W 23 md/1 -7 (?) yr 1/0 OK OK OK
> > JOHNSON, Elsie boarder F W 16 single US US US
> > CARROLL (?), Hildie boarder F W 23 md/1 - 6 yrs 0/0 NC NC NC
> > MOON, Lillian boarder F W 19 md/1 - 3 yrs 1/0 AR AR AR
> > Note to file: All the women in the household are listed as having no
> occupation. Married, but with no husbands? No marital status was
> All the surrounding households are a similar situation. Sounds like a
> street of brothels? The number of years that Dollie was married is almost
> illegible; but appears to be a 7?
> > Last year Vera was able to find Dollie in 1920 Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
> She was living with Conrad Rust; as his wife - near her sister; Maude's
> Tipton family.
> > 1920 Tulsa Co., Oklahoma census, Sand Springs Township:
> > RUST, Conrad head M W 32 M
> > #93/93 Dollie wife F W 33 M
> > And that is Dollie Smith so far, folks.
> > Bernie Moore-Knowles
> > Phoenix, Arizona - Papa'aola, Hawai'i
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