The Larsons and the Whites at Lakeview about 1923.
Gus, Twyla and Ethel at the Sac County Fair in 1926.
Jack Smith and Maryon White in summer 1930. "Notice the droopy pants (all the style)"
Josiah and Eliza in their cafe.
In spite of, or perhaps because of, the difficult times the children of Josiah Smith and Eliza Fox had growing up they remained close as adults.
Bertha was in Wyoming by the time of the 1910 census and moved to Moorcroft in 1912.. Josiah moved to Wyoming in 1920 to visit Bertha and Ethel and later bought a ranch and made his home there. Ethel went to Wyoming to be with Bertha and after she married they ranched on his homestead in Arch Creek, east of Moorcroft.
Elmer Smith was living in Nebraska when his children, Bob, Virginia, Norman and Lee were born between 1917 and 1923.
Larson's farm in the summer of 1925. It was probably the 4th of July. Bill White, Perry, Grace, Vera holding Maryon, unidentified friend and Eliza. Twyla Mae was born the following November.
Donald & Maryon White and Twyla Larson on the Larson's front steps
Moorcroft, Crook County, Wyoming
About 1929, Josiah went to Omaha, Nebraska where Eliza had been living near Elmer and Harry to ask Eliza to marry him again and they were married for a second time.
Bryan's family also moved to Moorcroft in 1929 and lived there on a ranch.
Eliza and Josiah operated a cafe in Moorcroft, Wyoming.
Josiah and Eliza's second marriage only lasted a few years and Eliza left Josiah again. After that, Josiah lived on the Taylor ranch and Eliza moved around from family to family.
Jack married for the second time in 1937. Josiah died in 1938.
During World War II, Bryan and Jack moved to Washington State to work in the shipyards there. Elmer's family was living in Los Angeles and most of his children were working at American Aviation.
Eliza died in 1947.
Eliza and Grace
in the early 1920s
Cliff Rikard at left.Vera behind Bryan and Elmer Kimsey in back. "I remember Uncle Bryan just like this. Always in a hurry. Always alert.
Maryon White and Doris Taylor
" Public Enemies 1 thru 6 -
Aren't we a bunch of happy campers?
Looks like just before of after a good lickin."
Back- Doris, Maryon, Jack
Front- Donald, Bill, and John
Taylor Ranch 1938. By the ice house. Dorish holding Ruth Taylor, Ethel behind Jimmy, Maryon by Twyla with Margie. Then Eil with John in front. Donald holding the dog.
Bryan, Jack and Elmer
Across the front - Jack Smith, Bertha Kimsey, Joan Smith, Ruth Taylor, Gus Larson, Elmer Smith, Dorish Taylor Hall, Mina Keef
In back - Ethel Taylor, Eil Taylor, Elmer Kimsey, Bill Smith, Bryan Smith, Bob King, Twyla Larson King, Twyla White, Raymond Larson, Jack Smith, Bill White and Amos Hall
Ethel, Bertha, Twyla, Bryan, Gus, Elmer and Jack
Maryon White, Bertha & Elmer Kimsey and Twyla & Bill White, and Ruth Taylor
Twyla White, Bertha &
"Looks as if Twyla got the jump on the bra burners."
Elmer Kimsey, Mina Kimsey, John Smith, Bertha Kimsey, Lillian Smith, Jack Smith, Bill Smith, Twyla White and Dorothy Kimsey. Portland Oregon 1955
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Larson of Sac City, Iowa, spent several days last week visiting relatives here. Mrs. Larson is a sister of Mrs. Elmer Kimsey and Bryan Smith.
Sunday a family picnic was held in the Moorcroft city park for members of the Bryan Smith and Elmer Kimsey Families. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Larson of Sac City, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Roxie Montagne and daughter of Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor and family of Sundance, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Taylor and family of Moorcroft, Mrs. Mina Lea Bode and daughter and friend of Sheridan. There were 26 attending this picnic and all enjoyed the day.
Mrs. Bryan Smith is a patient in the St. John's hospital in Rapid City. Mrs. Smith accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Larson as far as Rapid City Monday when the Larson's were returning to their home in Iowa.