Archive for June, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday – John and Sophronia Fox

Posted in Fox, Maynard, Surnames, Tombstone Tuesday with tags , on June 29, 2010 by Ginger Smith

Gravemarker of John and Sophronia Fox at Park Hill Cemetery, Park Hill, Oklahoma. Inscription: Fox, John A., Sept 2, 1861 - Sept 20, 1922 and Sophronia M. (Maynard) May 27, 1867 - Feb 21, 1917 - Photo was downloaded from Find-A-Grave on 6/25/2010 by Ginger R. Smith.

John A. Fox and Sophronia Maynard were my 3rd great-grandparents. I’m not quite sure what they were doing in Oklahoma or why they were buried there as neither of them were from OK. They might have had children living there when Sophronia died in 1917. I haven’t done much research on this side of the family yet. John actually died in 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He had been living there for 7 years when he died. I believe he was living with his son Dilliard Fox in Indiana when he died. I’m looking forward to doing more research on this side of the family.


Wordless Wednesday – Preston Smith Family 1912

Posted in O'Neal, Smith, Surnames with tags on June 9, 2010 by Ginger Smith
SmithFamilyPhoto 1912

Photo of Preston and Phoebe Smith Family taken 1912. Photo privately held by Doris Hamblin, granddaughter of Clyde Smith (Pictured on far right). Copies sent to me by mail February 2009.

“From Left to Right Avery, James, Claude, Preston, Phoebe, Wallace on Lap, and Clyde”

Preston Smith and Phoebe Eunice O’Neal were my 3rd Great-Grandparents. They were the parents of eight children, 5 of whom were pictured above:
Hester Smith, b. 1894, d. 1909
Claude Rual Smith, b. 1896, d. 1975
Clyde Preston Smith, b. 1898, d. 1985
James “Jim” Richard Smith, b. 1900, d. 1988
Avery LaRue Smith, b. 1904, d. 1978
Wallace Bollinger Smith, b. 1911, d. 1977
John Alexander Smith, b. 1915, d. 1993
Juliun Smith, b. 1915, d. 1915

This is the only photo I have of Preston Smith. He had dark hair and dark eyes. His wife, Phoebe Eunice O’Neil had reddish brown hair.

Claude Smith, the 3rd one from the left, was my 2nd Great-Grandfather. He had blonde hair and blue or gray eyes.