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SMITH - OWES connection in Cleveland, Ohio

Hi to all!

I have a request which I am praying that someone can help me with.

My mother, whose maiden name was Juanita JOHNSON, attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio in the late 1930's to early 1940's. While there, one of her best friends was a girl named HELEN SMITH.

My mother lost track of Helen shortly after high school but never forgot their friendship. In recent years, Mom has been wondering about whatever became of Helen more and more.

One problem in locating her is that Mom does not know what Helen's married name is or even if she is still alive. She has inquired about Helen to various friends, but to no avail.

Mom was in Cleveland in August to attend the funeral of another close friend. While there, she placed a notice and an old photo of Helen in the Cleveland newspaper in hopes of finding out about her old friend. So far, she has not heard anything.

Helen Smith has three sisters: LOUISE, MARY, and RUTH SMITH, all who lived in Cleveland. Mom does remember that RUTH SMITH married WILLIS OWES in Cleveland, probably sometime in the 1940's.

I realize that this information is sketchy, but any assistance with this search would be greatly appreciated by both my mother (who is 83) and myself.

Blessings to all,


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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