Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Meet the Jackson's....

This is the Jackson Family. Yes, they are related to us. Dora Belle Smith, Alvin’s Sister, married William Harvey Jackson on June 30, 1893. They had three children; Oscar H. Jackson (1895), Charles W. Jackson (1899) and Ruth Jackson (1903). Charles Jackson died as an infant in May of 1901. He is buried in the Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville, Indiana. I have not found a picture of him. This picture is of William Harvey, Oscar and Dora Jackson. I would guess that it is from about 1898. I do not seem to have any pictures of Ruth as a child with the exception of the James W. Smith Family Photo. In future blogs, I will talk about Oscar and Ruth and their families.

Even though there was 200 mile which separates these Smith siblings, they still remained close as a family. Through pictures and letters it is obvious that they all made trips to visit each other regularly. Every time Everett and Lillian drove south for Church conference or vacation, they always had a stop over on the way down and one on the way back according to Grandma’s Travel logs. Dora and Della visited the Michigan Smith families regularly as they aged. We have many photos of them.

This photo is a Smith Four Generation photo which was likey taken in 1923 or maybe 1924. Seated in the Photo on the left is Dora (Smith) Jackson and she is holding her Grandson Loydell Malone.  Seated on the right is Oella (Denney) Smith and standing behind is Ruth (Jackson) Malone.  Loydell was born in May 1923 and Oella died in November of 1925.  Knowing that we can fairly accurately set the time frame to 1923-1924.  Loydell seem to be a toddler so it is probably summer of 1924 he does not look like a 3 or 4 month old baby to me..

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