September 28, 2010

Soapy's son, Jefferson and children, Joe and Joan.

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Photograph sent in by family member Sarah Moriarty showing Soapy's son and two of his eleven children on the front porch of their St. Louis home.

According to writing on the back it was taken April 14, 1912 and according to the family tree only two children were born at that time, Joseph Jefferson Smith (November 16, 1909) and Joan Wanda Smith (May 21, 1911) which makes identifying the two children pretty easy. That's very good as Joseph, sitting next to his father on the far right looks like a little girl. Dressing boys in "dresses" was the normal fashion of the period which can play havoc when trying to identify eleven children.













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