I am in search of obit & info on my Lile relative who was raised by/lived with Abraham & Rebecca (Downey) Smoot family sometime after her mother died in 1891. She is w/them in 1900. She married their son Thomas Eugene Smoot in Macon County in 1903, but he d.1928, & she was living w/dtr, Julia Lionberger in Hannibal in 1940. She d.27 Apr 1972 Hannibal, MO.
(Note: dtr Julia Lionberger just d.Feb 2012 & obit states mother's name as Martha See Smoot, but I wonder if her family was more reverent to the See family, whether she ever lived with them as a young girl or not, or if just an error in the obit. She was indeed Lile & knew her father & siblings well--I have photo of her with sister Mary/Mollie, my g-g-gm, taken c.19teens, & it labels her as Mattie Smoot.