Rains & Smith in DesMoines, Iowa early 1900s
Am looking for Martha Jane SMITH known to be living in City of DesMoines, Polk County, Iowa in 1917. Martha was born abt. 1864 in Iowa to Arthur Marion & Mary Ann(LIVINGSTON) RANES.
Martha Jane (my g.grandmother's sister) was the youngest of nine children and I only know her married surname from her brother's obit. Would like to find her husbands given name and if they had any children. Only other thing I know
about her is that when her father died she was abt. 20, single and living in Ottumwa,Wapello County,Iowa.
I have only been able to trace 3 of the children other than the fact that one went to MO and two went to Nebraska. In 1917 all had died except for Martha Jane and my g.grandmother (Eliza [Ranes] Orman).