Alice Ophelia SMITH
Alice Ophelia Smith was born in 1852, Clarington, Ohio, the second daughter of James and Araminta Reed (?) Smith . The first little girl, Olivia had died before Alice's birth. Two more girls were born to James and Araminta, Eva and Edith. Sometime after Araminta's death in 1859, the family moved down the Ohio to Middleport, where James then opened another gentleman's clothing store. An early directory for Middleport Smith & Noll (J R S & J A N) Dealers in Ready Mde Clothing, Hats, Caps and Gents' Furnishing Goods s.w. cor. 2nd and Walnut. Alice married R. J. Bullard and moved to Wheeling, where he then entered his father's printing firm.
other photos of Alice may be found on the Smith page
Alice Ophelia Smith before her marriage
Alice and daughter Maude
Edith as a child ..the tintype has been altered to include a gold pin and earrings, making it very unusual.
Edith grown up. there is written on the back of the paper holding the tintype..."Would you know who this is a picture if hadn't told you? It might be someone else"...this photo was in Alice's photo album.
This is a tintype of the Smith girls...Edith, Eva and the eldest, and my great grandmother, Alice. I just received a copy of this from a lady who is Eva's grand-daughter, and you can imagine my amazement when I discovered that my own childhood face is a double for Alice's......our faces are eerily alike....the Smith's must possess some strong genes!