Monday, November 20, 2006

Marjorie's First Picture

The Smith Family, 1925. Back row: Gilbert and Ruth (holding Marjorie). Front Row: Dick, Albert, Dale, Ned

At Aunt Hattie's House in 1924

Aunt Hattie and her daughter Edna are probably two of the women sitting on the porch.

Fr. Albert J. Smith, SJ

Albert as a young priest in northern California, probably 1940's

Grandma Smith - Lucinda Caroline Thompson

Lucinda Caroline Thompson Smith, Gilbert's mother, before she died in1919

Thursday, September 14, 2006


This is Eleanor, Ruth's youngest daughter, born in 1929, so she is not mentioned in the diaries, but as of September 2006, she is commenting on some of the diary entries with her own memories. This picture was taken in the early 1930's.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Early Smith Family

Gilbert Smith is the little boy in the front. His mother, Caroline Lucinda Thompson Smith, is on the left, his father, James William Albert Smith is on the right, and his two sisters, Bess and Nell are in the center. I don't know which is Bess and which is Nell. The picture is probably from the early 1890's.

Bess Smith

Gilbert's sister, Bess

Nell Smith

Gilbert's sister, Nell.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nancy Elizabeth Jordan Campbell, Later Years

Nancy Elizabeth Jordan Campbell, picture probably from the 1920's.

Nancy Elizabeth Jordan Campbell

Nancy Elizabeth Jordan Campbell, Ruth's mother.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Dr. Rolla Campbell in his Office

Dr. Rolla Campbell (Ruth's father) in his office at the Banker's Trust Building.

Gilbert's Office

Office at the Gas Co. where Gilbert Smith worked. He is way in the back, facing the camera.

Bob Campbell - Grandma's Nephew

Bob Campbell, one of Grandma's nephews. He is mentioned in this diary entry.

Gilbert Smith 1909 Graduation Picture

Gilbert Smith 1909 Graduation Picture

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Pillow made by Ruth Campbell Smith - 1960's

Pillow made by Ruth Campbell Smith sometime in the late 1960's, front and back.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Ruth Campbell Smith 1914

Ruth Campbell Smith, approximately a year before she got married.

Smith Boys - 1924

The four boys in 1924.

Gilbert Smith

Gilbert Leo Smith, Ruth's husband

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Aunt Hattie's House in Ohio

This is Aunt Hattie's house in Ohio. Looks big!

Aunt Hattie with Rolla Campbell

This is Aunt Hattie, with her brother Rolla Campbell, Grandma's father.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ned and Albert on a Pony

This is the picture Grandma referred to in her May 23, 1925 diary entry of Albert and Ned on the pony. Ned's in front. In the background is their house and someone, probably Grandma, standing on the porch.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Clothes Line

Seems that boys will be boys, even in their "dressy" clothes. I assume this is Dale, Dick and Albert, but don't know for sure. I also assume they were dressed up for something and didn't always play around dressed like little gentlemen with ties and all.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Three Generations

Three generations of family. Back row is Nancy Eliz. Campbell, Rolla Campbell, Ruth Campbell Smith, Winifred Campbell and Mable Campbell. Front Row are Ruth's sons: Dale, Dick, Albert, and Ned Smith. (Nancy and Rolla Campbell are Ruth's parent's, Winifred is Ruth's niece and Mable is Winifred's mother (first wife of Ruth's brother Harry).

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sample Diary Page

These are some pages from Grandma's diary. The book is actually called a "Remembrancer" and I think generally her husband gave her one for Christmas. I feel we are so fortunate to have these to remember Grandma and learn about her life as a young mother in the 1920's!

Saturday, April 22, 2006


See April 16th post for more information on Winifred, one of Grandma's nieces. Doesn't she look spoiled? That's quite an outfit!


This is a picture of Bess Smith (Gilbert's sister) with a soldier. Is this the man she married, and then later the marriage was annulled? See post on March 8th for more about Bess.


Mac is a good friend. He is mentioned in posts on April 21st and March 27th.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rural St. House

This is at Grandma's house at 1208 N. Rural St. There don't seem to be any better pictures of the house!

Gilbert Smith

Gilbert Leo Smith, Ruth's husband

The Campbell Family

The Campbell Family, sometime in the 1920's Seated are Nancy and Rolla Campbell. Standing are Guy, Ruth, Harry and Bur.

Rolla Campbell Home

This is the home of Rolla and Nancy Campbell, Ruth's parents. It is at 3916 N. College Ave., Indianapolis

The Four Smith Boys

This is a picture of the four Smith boys (l-r) Dale, Ned, Albert, and Dick