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From: "J. M. Freed" <>
Subject: Re: Unidentified picture, Albert Smith Family
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 22:52:34 -0400
Below you mentioned a photograph possibly being of the Albert J. Smith
Albert John Smith, and Emanuel Jeston Smith (both Brethren ministers)
were brothers of my grandmother, Florence (Smith) Moyers (all children
of minister William Smith). I have not had any contact with any of
the descendants of Albert J. Smith, if any are remaining. According
to family records kept by Emanuel Smith, Albert J. married Nannie J.
RINK, and had three children,
1. Geo. Elmer, b. 1886, who married Mabel BUTCHER, b. 1889
2. Clarence Albert, b. July 18, 1890, died Aug. 7, 1890
3. Earl Clifford, b. Aug. 8, 1895, "died young"
I wish we had an obituary of Albert J. Smith to identify his
descendants; I believe that he died in Boise, Idaho, probably in the
1930's. An obituary is probably available in the Gospel Messenger,
but I've not attempted to find one.
I have several photos of Albert J. Smith that I could compare with
yours if you wish to send me a photocopy of your picture. However,
with Albert and Nannie Smith having only three children, and two dying
very young, I'm skeptical that your photo is that of the Albert J.
Jim Freed, Delaware, OH
From: Jewel & Willard McDaniel <>
Date: Saturday, October 09, 1999 6:05 PM
Subject: Unidentified picture
>I have an unidentified photo which may possibly be of the Albert J.
>Smith family. Albert was a brother of E. J. Smith. In the photo are
>the parents, seated, and standing behind are two young women, one of
>whom is holding a young child. Flanking the women are two young
>and on each side of the foursome is a teen age boy. A girl, possibly
>yrs. old is standing in front between the seated parents. The older
>and one young man are wearing the collarless coats of the Brethren
>however, the women are not wearing prayer coverings. I would like to
>give the photo to the correct family. It may have come to me from my
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