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I am looking for information on Ida May Smith, born 1 Apr 1868 in Ames,
The name of parents on her birth certificate is Aaron Smith and Sarah
Ida May was born 1 Apr 1868 (Ames, Story, Iowa)
Arron and Sarah arrived in the fall of 1868
1870 census - in household, age 2 with Aaron and Sarah
1880 census - age 12 in house hold, listed as other, mother was born Iowa,
location of birth of father not known - Arron was born in Ohio, Sarah born
New Jersey so there is not a match
Rumor is that Ida May was in an Orphanage in Ames, Iowa. Was there an
orphanage in existence in 1868 in Ames, Iowa and if so, is there an index of
children who were there in 1868.
She is not listed in any family tree that I have found. Ida is a mystery.
RETTA WOLF was found on the 1900 Census for Collins Twp, Story County, Iowa. She is with her mother JANE SMITH and brother, REUBEN SMITH.
Her name at birth was ALPHARETTA SMITH. She was born 28 Aug 1853 in Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of REUBEN SMITH and JANE SHARP. She has 9 siblings.
She is found on the 1860 and 1870 Census with family, but not on the 1880 Census. Can't find her past 1910. She is listed as having 3 living children!