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SMITH Josephine Wilhemina Owen
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    Father : SMITH Thomas Jefferson (1841 - 1916) (Age in the birth of the child : 30 years old)
    Mother : OWEN Mary Jane (1852 - 1933) (Age in the birth of the child : 19 years old)
    Birth :
          Date : 19 OCT 1871
          Place : Braymer, Caldwell County, Missouri, USA
    Death :
          Date : 1954 (83 years old)
    Note :
7th Son Newspaper Story Yale Democrat
Among the first fruits of Statehood, Dr. Newell reports the arrival of a 14 lb democrat at the home of Alec Lorette and wife, Tuesday, June 19. With OAH political results the gussiest kind of guessing, we don't need to be shown why there are no room for girls in a family of real old Missouri democrats. This makes seven boys straight for Mr and Mrs Lorette.
Born to Mr and Mrs Aleck Lorette Monday night, a 14 lb boy. All parties doing well. Aleck says he don't have to work anymore, as this is his seventh son.
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Description The Yale Democrat Newspaper
Date 21 June 1906
Location Yale, Oklahoma
According to family history, Josephine always wore a bonnet to keep her face from tanning. She did not want to get to dark. She also washed her face with Buttermilk
Blue eyes and black curly hair
Added by mslorette on 25 Mar 2007
Lucille remebers visiting Grandpa Alex and Grandma Josephine on their farm when she was a child. She said she did not believe that Josephine was part Indian. She said she had blue and curly black hair. She did say that she use the name OWEN and not Smith. She said that her grandma Smith (Mary Jane Owen) smoked a corn cob pipe and that Josephine could not stand the smell of it.
Note: The reply to "not being part Indian" resulted to my question on who was Josphine's father. She was born several years before Mary Jane married Mr. Smith. Family legend has it, that there was an Indian man thought to be from the Blackfoot tribe that lived just over the hill from them that might very well be her father. It is also said that the name was erased from the family bible. I have not seen the so said bible, so I can not attest to that being true. The fact that she used the name OWEN, leads me to believe she always knew that Mr. Smith was not her father.
We will probably never know who the real father was. All the people that might have known are gone and taken the name to the grave with them.
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Description Notes from a conversation with Lucille Lorette Unger, daughter of Linneus Lorett, on August 10, 1999 with Virginia "Jinni" Lorette Pope. Lucille lived in Winfield Kansas on the farm she resided at for 49 years.
Date 10 August 1999
Location Winfield, Kansas
She helped deliver her twin brothers
Added by mslorette on 14 Jul 2007
This story was told by Ruth Lorett Moffatt (Josephine's Granddaughter) to Jinni Lorette Pope at the family reunion in 2007:
When her (Josephine) mother (Mary Jane Owen Smith) started to have labor pains the weather was bad, and her stepfather (Thomas Jefferson Smith)went to get the doctor. Her mother told her she might pass out when the baby was born, but to just splash cold water in her face. The first boy was born fine and Mary Jane did not pass out....but what they did not know, was that this would be a twin birth. When the second boy was born, she did pass out, and just as instructed, Josie splashed cold water in her face. When the Doctor and Dad arrived, all was fine.
The twin boys were Charles Edgar Smith and William Norris Smith. They were born on December 12, 1886 in Braymer, Missouri. Josie was 15 years old at this time.
    Given name : Josephine Wilhemina Owen
          Surname : Smith
    Family Information :
          with LORRETT Alexander Aloysius (1864 - 1931) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 22 SEP 1887 (15 years old)
                      Place : Caldwell County, Missouri, USA
                Census :
                      Date : 1900 (29 years old)
                      Place : Eagle, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
                      Source : S4126
                            Name : Page
                      descriptive data :
                            GedCom File : Lorette Alexander 1900 United States Federal Census.jpg

                              Lorette Alexander 1900 United States Federal Census.jpg
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                            Title : Lorette Alexander 1900 Family
                Census :
                      Date : 1910 (39 years old)
                      Place : Eagle, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
                      Source : S388952
                            Name : Page
                      descriptive data :
                            GedCom File : Lorette Alexander 1910 United States Federal Census.jpg

                              Lorette Alexander 1910 United States Federal Census.jpg
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                            Title : Lorette Alexander 1910 Family
                Census :
                      Date : 1920 (49 years old)
                      Place : Eagle, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
                      Source : S4136
                            Name : Page
                      descriptive data :
                            GedCom File : Lorette Alexander 1920 United States Federal Census.jpg

                              Lorette Alexander 1920 United States Federal Census.jpg
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                            Title : Lorrett Alexander 1920 Family
                Census :
                      Date : 1930 (59 years old)
                      Place : Eagle, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
                      Source : S4141
                            Name : Page
                      descriptive data :
                            GedCom File : Lorette Alexander 1930 United States Federal Census.jpg

                              Lorette Alexander 1930 United States Federal Census.jpg
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                            Title : Lorrett Alexander 1930 Family
                child :
                   LORRETT Clifford Oran (1906 Oklahoma, USA - 1981 Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA)

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