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Ranes & Smith in DesMoines, Iowa early 1900s
Posted by: Dianne Underwood (ID *****5501) Date: May 05, 2005 at 08:16:47
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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).

Dianne Underwood

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