Florence Smoots1

F, b. September 1892
     Florence Smoots was born in September 1892 at Cass Co. (probably), NE.1 She was the daughter of William Smoots and Mary A. Sonner.1

Citations

  1. [S644] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 918; FHL #1240919.

Ina Smoots1

F, b. May 1898
     Ina Smoots was born in May 1898 at Cass Co. (probably), NE.1 She was the daughter of William Smoots and Mary A. Sonner.1

Citations

  1. [S644] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 918; FHL #1240919.

John Henry Smoots1

M, b. 19 February 1864
     John Henry Smoots was born on 19 February 1864 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 He was the son of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1 John Henry Smoots married Sarah C. Polk on 7 April 1887.

Citations

  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

Levi Smoots1

M, b. circa August 1860, d. before 9 December 1870
     Levi Smoots was born circa August 1860 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.1 He was the son of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1 Levi Smoots died before 9 December 1870 at Shenandoah Co., VA.

Citations

  1. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.

Lydia Catherine Smoots1

F, b. 8 January 1858
     Lydia Catherine Smoots was born on 8 January 1858 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1

Citations

  1. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.

Perry Smoots1

M, b. 17 January 1853, d. 1 January 1858
     Perry Smoots was born on 17 January 1853 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 He was the son of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1 Perry Smoots died on 1 January 1858 at Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S1760] Swartz Descendants PDF Document, by B. K. Swartz, p.52.

Samuel B. Smoots1

M, b. circa 1825, d. 1899
     Samuel B. Smoots was born circa 1825.1 He was the son of David Smoots and Elizabeth (?) Samuel B. Smoots married Barbara Swartz, daughter of George Swartz and Sarah Warner, on 27 February 1847 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 Samuel B. Smoots died in 1899 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1

Children of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz

Citations

  1. [S1760] Swartz Descendants PDF Document, by B. K. Swartz, p.53.
  2. [S226] 1850 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia, District 58. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 976.
  3. [S1760] Swartz Descendants PDF Document, by B. K. Swartz, p.52.
  4. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.
  5. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

Sarah Elizabeth Smoots1

F, b. 21 August 1866, d. 6 October 1933
     Sarah Elizabeth Smoots was born on 21 August 1866 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1 Sarah Elizabeth Smoots died on 6 October 1933 at age 67.1

Citations

  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

Vincent Smoots1

M, b. September 1895
     Vincent Smoots was born in September 1895 at Cass Co. (probably), NE.1 He was the son of William Smoots and Mary A. Sonner.1

Citations

  1. [S644] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 918; FHL #1240919.

William Smoots1

M, b. June 1863
     William Smoots was born in June 1863 at Harrison Co. (probably), IN.1 He married Mary A. Sonner, daughter of Joshua Sonner and Agnes M. Doll, circa 1885.1

Children of William Smoots and Mary A. Sonner

Citations

  1. [S644] 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 918; FHL #1240919.

William Smoots1

M, b. circa 1862
     William Smoots was born circa 1862 at Shenandoah Co., VA.1 He was the son of Samuel B. Smoots and Barbara Swartz.1

Citations

  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

Abraham Smootz

M
     Abraham Smootz was the son of Abraham Schmutz. Abraham Smootz lived at Shenandoah Co., VA; Relocated from Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County in the 1780s with his brother.

Children of Abraham Smootz

Anna Smootz

F, b. 29 September 1800, d. 6 December 1876
     Anna Smootz was born on 29 September 1800 at Shendandoah Co., VA.1,2 She was the daughter of Abraham Smootz. Anna Smootz married Samuel Wendel, son of Johannes Wendel and Mary Wiseman, on 2 June 1821 at Shenandoah Co., VA. Anna Smootz died on 6 December 1876 at Shenandoah Co., VA, at age 76. She was buried in December 1876 at Augustine Windle Cemetery, Saumsville, Shenandoah Co., VA.

Children of Anna Smootz and Samuel Wendel

Citations

  1. [S226] 1850 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia, District 58. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 976.
  2. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

Anna Smootz

F
     Anna Smootz married John Miller.

Child of Anna Smootz and John Miller

Lenora Smotherman

F, b. 1880
     Lenora Smotherman was born in 1880. She married James A. Tracy.

Child of Lenora Smotherman and James A. Tracy

Anna Smyth

F, b. 19 August 1848, d. 18 April 1915
     Anna Smyth was born on 19 August 1848 at Franklin Twp., Linn Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Col. Robert Smyth and Margaret Moffit. Anna Smyth married Samuel Emery Holden, son of Benjamin Franklin Holden and Harriet Morse, on 8 January 1879 at Linn Co., IA. Anna Smyth died on 18 April 1915 at Napa Co., CA, at age 66. She was buried in April 1915 at Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa Co., CA.

Children of Anna Smyth and Samuel Emery Holden

Citations

  1. [S4] 1850 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 186.
  2. [S294] 1900 Federal Census, Napa County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 95; FHL #1240095.

Anna Holden Smyth1

F, b. 19 August 1883, d. 1963
     Anna Holden Smyth was born on 19 August 1883 at Linn Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of John Jeremiah Smyth and Ellen L. Warren.1 Anna Holden Smyth married Harry Leroy Eick, son of Isaac Melvin Eick and Frances A. Curtis, on 1 February 1910 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA. Anna Holden Smyth died in 1963. She was buried in 1963 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA.

Child of Anna Holden Smyth and Harry Leroy Eick

Citations

  1. [S1136] 1900 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 443; FHL #1240443.

Catherine Smyth

F, b. circa 1822, d. 17 June 1862
     Catherine Smyth was born circa 1822 at Eden Townland, Donaghedy Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland, 1850 census shows age 28, 1860 shows age 35.1 She was the daughter of Jeremiah Smyth and Nancy McElhenny. Catherine Smyth married Andrew Moffitt, son of William Moffit and Elizabeth Armstrong, on 13 March 1850 at Linn Co., IA.1 Catherine Smyth lived on 8 June 1860 at Franklin Twp., Linn Co., IA.2 She died on 17 June 1862 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA. She was buried in June 1862 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 141715068.

Children of Catherine Smyth and Andrew Moffitt

Citations

  1. [S2155] 1850 Federal Census, Cedar County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 182.
  2. [S671] 1860 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 332; FHL #803332.

Clarence Smyth

M, b. 3 November 1887, d. 30 March 1888
     Clarence Smyth was born on 3 November 1887 at Spencer, Clay Co., IA. He was the son of David Brier Smyth and Mary Pinneo. Clarence Smyth died on 30 March 1888 at Spencer, Clay Co., IA. Cause of death: "Black Measles" plague. He was buried in April 1888 at Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Clay Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 146675955.

David Brier Smyth

M, b. 24 February 1859, d. 26 January 1959
     David Brier Smyth was born on 24 February 1859 at Marion, Linn Co., IA.1 He was the son of William Smyth and Mary Brier. David Brier Smyth married Mary Pinneo, daughter of William Wallace Pinneo and Eunice Maria Eaton. David Brier Smyth died on 26 January 1959 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, at age 99 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Cedar Rapids Gazette Tuesday Jan. 27, 1959
David Bried Smyth, 99, a retired banker, died here Monday.
Born Feb. 24, 1859, at Marion, the son of William and Mary Brier Smyth, he would have been a 100 next month.
Mr. Smyth's father was a congressman from the old Iowa Second district and also was head of the Oak Shade Cemetery Ass. when the first addition was laid out. Mr Smyth attended the Marion schools, Cornell college, Mt. Vernon, and Grinnell college.
He began work in 1881 at the First National bank, Marion. He was married at Spencer to Mary Pinneo on Nov. 14, 1883. They moved to Kansas in 1890. In 1919 they moved to Wyoming and returned to Kansas in 1928. In 1931 they moved to Nebraska where Mrs. Smyth died Oct. 8, 1933. Mr. Smyth returned to Marion on Oct. 6, 1943, and has lived here since. He joined the old Marion Congregational church in 1876.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mary E. Fraker, Greeley, Colo., and Heloise Lasnier, Concordia, Kan.
Services are pending arrival of his daughters. Burial will be in Oak Shade cemetery.
A reunion with his daughters was being planned for Mr. Smyth's 100th birthday.

He was buried in January 1959 at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, Linn Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 130909531.

Children of David Brier Smyth and Mary Pinneo

Citations

  1. [S671] 1860 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 332; FHL #803332.
  2. [S4239] 1900 Federal Census, Rooks County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 498; FHL #1240498.

Donald Clair Smyth

M, b. 9 September 1884, d. 3 May 1888
     Donald Clair Smyth was born on 9 September 1884 at Marion, Linn Co., IA. He was the son of David Brier Smyth and Mary Pinneo. Donald Clair Smyth died on 3 May 1888 at Spencer, Clay Co., IA, at age 3. Cause of death: "Black Measles" plague. He was buried in May 1888 at Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Clay Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 146675849.

Elizabeth Smyth

F, b. 19 September 1817, d. 19 March 1876
     Elizabeth Smyth was born on 19 September 1817 at Eden Townland, Donaghedy Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Smyth and Nancy McElhenny. Elizabeth Smyth married Joseph Ellis Boyd, son of Robert Boyd and Hannah (?), in 1844. Elizabeth Smyth died on 19 March 1876 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, at age 58 Death of Elizabeth Boyd.

Elizabeth Boyd was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, in 1817. She was the fifth daughter of Jeremiah and Nancy Smyth, whose remains lie in the Mount Vernon cemetery. She with her parents and their children, came from Ireland to Linn County, Iowa, in 1842. She was married to Joseph E. Boyd in 1844. He died in 1867. She leaves seven (7) children surviving her, five (5) daughters and two (2) sons.

She was born, baptized, and educated in the Reformed Presbyterian Church and upon the organization of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Sugar Grove, afterwards Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1847. She united with and became a member of that congregation. She remained in her communion until that congregation was broken up and dissolved in 1874, at which time some of the members joined the United Presbyterian Church at Cedar Rapids, and other joined the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Vernon, she among the latter. She was a woman possessing a clear, decided and forcible mind of strict integrity and truth and an earnest devoted and intelligent Christian. She will be missed greatly by her family, her friends, and her neighbors.

She was buried in March 1876 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA.

Children of Elizabeth Smyth and Joseph Ellis Boyd

Elizabeth Smyth

F, b. 1847, d. 1927
     Elizabeth Smyth was also known as "Lizzie".1 She was born in 1847 at Linn Co., IA.2,1 She was the daughter of Col. Robert Smyth and Margaret Moffit. Elizabeth Smyth died in 1927.
Note: Did not marry. She was buried in 1927 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA.

Citations

  1. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.
  2. [S4] 1850 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 186.

Lt. Harold Pinneo Smyth1

M, b. 1 October 1894, d. 30 January 1957
     Lt. Harold Pinneo Smyth was born on 1 October 1894 at Stockton, Rooks Co., KS.1 He was the son of David Brier Smyth and Mary Pinneo.1 Lt. Harold Pinneo Smyth married Ruth Naomi McLean on 1 October 1914. Lt. Harold Pinneo Smyth lived on 21 April 1930 at 212 Elmwood Avenue SW, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.2 He died on 30 January 1957 at Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 62. He was buried in February 1957 at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King Co., WA, Find A Grave Memorial# 138535328.

Child of Lt. Harold Pinneo Smyth and Ruth Naomi McLean

Citations

  1. [S4239] 1900 Federal Census, Rooks County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 498; FHL #1240498.
  2. [S1918] 1930 Federal Census, Shawnee County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 723; FHL #2340458.

Helen Smyth1

F, b. 22 July 1881, d. 7 September 1960
     Helen Smyth was born on 22 July 1881 at Black Hawk Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of John Jeremiah Smyth and Ellen L. Warren.1 Helen Smyth married Dr. Homer A. Smith, son of John Stouffer Smith and Johanna Christina Wagner, on 28 December 1904 at Iowa. Helen Smyth died on 7 September 1960 at Spokane Co., WA, at age 79. She was buried in September 1960 at Spokane Memorial Gardens, Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

Children of Helen Smyth and Dr. Homer A. Smith

Citations

  1. [S1136] 1900 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 443; FHL #1240443.
  2. [S1137] 1910 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 429.
  3. [S1138] 1920 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 519.

Heloise Jean Smyth1

F, b. September 1896, d. 15 March 1961
     Heloise Jean Smyth was born in September 1896 at Stockton, Rooks Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of David Brier Smyth and Mary Pinneo.1 Heloise Jean Smyth married Jean Marie Edmond Lasnier, son of Charles Alphonse Lasnier and Marie LeBlond. Heloise Jean Smyth lived on 26 April 1930 at Concordia, Cloud Co., KS.2 She died on 15 March 1961 at age 64. She was buried in March 1961 at St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia, Cloud Co., KS, Find A Grave Memorial# 63962482.

Children of Heloise Jean Smyth and Jean Marie Edmond Lasnier

Citations

  1. [S4239] 1900 Federal Census, Rooks County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 498; FHL #1240498.
  2. [S4240] 1930 Federal Census, Cloud County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 696; FHL #2340431.

James Smyth

M, b. 18 July 1812, d. 20 May 1882
     James Smyth was born on 18 July 1812 at Eden Townland, Donaghedy Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland. He was the son of Jeremiah Smyth and Nancy McElhenny. James Smyth married Elizabeth Gormley. James Smyth died on 20 May 1882 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, at age 69.

Children of James Smyth and Elizabeth Gormley

James Smyth

M
     Occupation: Weaver. James Smyth was born at Scotland. James Smyth was also known as "Jamie". He married (?) Rogers, daughter of (?) Rogers. James Smyth immigrated circa 1688 to Eden Townland, Donaghedy Parish, County Tyrone, Ireland.

Child of James Smyth and (?) Rogers

James J. Smyth

M, b. circa 1854
     James J. Smyth was born circa 1854 at Linn Co., IA.1 He was the son of William Smyth and Mary Brier.

Citations

  1. [S671] 1860 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 332; FHL #803332.

Janet Claire Smyth

F, b. 4 April 1950, d. 3 December 2014
     Janet Claire Smyth was born on 4 April 1950 at Seattle, King Co., WA. She was the daughter of Norman Washburn Smyth and Beverly Jean Winston. Janet Claire Smyth died on 3 December 2014 at Yerington, Lyon Co., NV, at age 64 Obituary (findagrave.com):

Janet Claire Smyth was born on April 04 1950, to Air Force Officer Norman Washburn Smyth and former munitions factory worker/housewife Beverly Jean Winston in Seattle, WA. Janet entered an intense pitched battle with metastatic ovarian cancer on September 18 2014, only one month after moving to Yerington, with son Travis Salisbury. Her suffering ended December 03 2014. But this is a celebration of life, not a mourning of death, for every day we're alive is a miracle.

After her birth in Seattle, her father Major Norman Smyth was transferred to a base near Glendale, CA. Janet was confirmed as an Episcopalian, as her parents, and grandparents Robert and Alcy Winston had before her. Janet and parents would remain in Southern California for about eight years, until citing health concerns for Janet, due to heat, smog, and overpopulation, Norman mustered out of the Air Force and moved wife Beverly and daughter Janet to Wolf Creek in Southern Oregon, where Norman found work as a schoolteacher. There they lived on a small farm, where Janet joined 4-H, and grew to love animals including goats, horses, and chickens, as well as dogs and cats, especially cats.

Janet's love of animals continued when her and parents moved north to Roseburg, OR onto another small farm, where she befriended Kara Brown, who lived on another farm nearby. Janet Smyth graduated from Roseburg High School in 1968. Janet went on to University of Oregon in Eugene, where she would meet husband and father of her children, Jeffrey Charles Salisbury. She also met husband Jeffrey in the field of martial arts, where they fought and trained together for several years. It was in college that Janet would broaden her horizons and her love of learning. Janet, for a time, was among the ranks of the U-of-O Honors College. Janet broke off from college about halfway through to raise her family, gave birth to sons Connor Morgan Salisbury in 1974, and Travis Logan Salisbury in 1980, and continue her farming lifestyle she had been raised with around Junction City and Veneta, near Eugene, OR. Janet eventually returned to school and graduated U-of-O in 1979 with a Bachelor's in Psychology, although she would remain a diligent student of History, Theology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Physics, and Biology for the remainder of her 64 years.

Citing “lifestyle” issues, Janet's marriage to Jeffrey was beginning to deteriorate in the late 1970's, however, in the intervening years had developed a flair and passion for writing science fiction and fantasy stories. With Jeffrey's encouragement, and financial assistance, Janet attended a series of sci-fi/fantasy conventions as a parting gift, where she would meet Roger Zelazny, Jim Burke, Damon Knight, Andy Offutt, Donald Kingsbury, and HBO's Game Of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin. Janet would continue writing until the years after her divorce from Jeffrey, following the birth of son Travis in 1980.

Sadly, Janet's works were never published because her life turned in a different direction, in her new life as a struggling single mother, and trying to help parents Norman and Beverly with their general store/animal feed store business in Hauser, near Coos Bay, OR, which ultimately went under when the local economy went into a recession in the early 1980's. Janet briefly found work as a reporter for the now defunct North Bend News and Myrtle Point Herald newspapers. Then she worked briefly at what used to be the Surplus Sporting Goods Store in Coos Bay. She later found work as a waitress at Gussie's Bar in Empire, and then as a counselor at the Ambit Detox Facility in North Bend, both long since out of business. At this point, Janet had become dissatisfied with the hard drinking party lifestyle that was so prevalent in the 1980's, and rediscovered her Christianity, and ultimately Alcoholics Anonymous, which would be a very strong defining point for the rest of her days.

From 1992-98, Janet worked on and off as a caretaker in various area nursing homes, and did an 18 month volunteer stint at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, helping provide food, clothes, shelter, and ministry to the area homeless in 1994-95. She was also caretaker to grandmother Alcy Winston during her passing months. She also pursued her hobby of nature photography and successfully entered several photos in the Coos County Fair. She had also previously belonged to the Sierra Club. After a falling out with son Travis in 1998, Janet moved back to Eugene for two years, where she met and married second husband, Michael Edward Williams, then of Eugene, OR, and worked briefly as a bus driver for a day care center and a volunteer at the Unitarian Church in Eugene. Because of poor money management/gambling issues, Mike Williams was forced to sell off his house in Elmira, near Eugene, OR and the couple returned to Coos Bay. They would finalize divorce in late 2000.

At this same time, son Travis was in college in Eugene, struggling with autism and depression issues, and not eating very well, and Janet invited him to come back home to live with her and his grandfather Norman in Coos Bay. In 2001, after retiring from what would be her last job for 8 years, as a fish counter for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Janet and Travis took a six week vacation through the southwest states, visiting many parks, shooting many pictures, and visiting many halls of AA. It was during this trip that the tragic and fateful event of September 11, 2001 occurred with jihadists working for Al-Qaeda slamming jet planes into the World Trade Center of New York, killing upward of 3,000 people. It was a humbling experience for Janet and Travis, for they learned not to take life, or low gas prices for granted.

Janet was also a contributor to the Southwest Indian Foundation and The Nature Conservancy, two causes in which she believed. She also enjoyed watching movies with father Norman, and watching son Travis' video games, as she found the stories in those entertaining. In late 2005, father Norman's diabetes and parkinson's issues caught up with him, and Janet and Travis served as his caretakers for about a year, until he became physically too much for the two to handle, and had to be placed in a nursing home in early 2007, where he would pass four years later at 86 in 2011. Later that same year in 2007, Janet and Travis took a series of shorter trips to Northern California and Nevada, taking in the sights and scenery, and visiting many halls of AA. It was in this time that Janet fell in love with a little town in the Mason Valley, known as Yerington. She would eventually “sell” Travis on the idea of moving there, but they couldn't do it at that time because they didn't want to leave Norman alone in the nursing home.

Then the economy tanked and the money started running out. There were two years of living in somewhat reduced circumstances. Late in 2009, Janet was forced to return to work at the now defunct Bay Area Enterprises thrift store at a half-time minimum wage job that was not enough to pay rent anywhere. Travis had to stay home to care for nine cats and as many chickens. Then at the beginning of 2010, the worst moment of Janet and Travis' lives happened. Having depleted all of Norman's cash assets, and his military insurance adamantly refusing to cover, the legal representatives of his nursing home seized Norman's house in which Janet and Travis were living at the time, effectively putting them out on the street, and forcing them to give up their beloved animals. It was the saddest most heartbreaking moment of their lives.

After spending two months in the new South Coast Gospel Mission in Coos Bay, which had much stricter rules than the old Bay Area Rescue Mission that Janet had volunteered at 15 years earlier, at ages 60 and 30, Janet and Travis eventually received public housing assistance and got out of there, and not a moment too soon for the mission's director. The Bay Area Enterprises thrift store closed it's doors in April 2010, but Janet was soon hired at the Quiet Circle thrift store across the street, operated by Kathi McPherson, which is a non-profit that donates it's proceeds to a local horse ranch, where she would work another two years. She then spent about a year helping out a 94 year old woman with an acute heart condition with her garden, bearing in mind, although Janet was working and no longer homeless, she and Travis still lived in very abject poverty, where the slightest financial excess could put them right back on the street. This lasted about four years altogether. Although times were very tough, Janet and Travis still tried not too take life too seriously, have some fun once in a while, enjoy each other's company, and support each other in recovery. In July of 2014, Janet and Travis finally received father Norman's inheritance, the part the lawyers and nursing home didn't use up, and bought a couple of houses in Yerington, NV the next month, finally realizing their seven-year dream, finally surviving long years of challenges, hardships, and tough times in the name of love and family loyalty. Then Janet's short and fatal cancer battle unfolded in September, and the rest as they say, is history.

Janet is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Harold and Ruth Smyth, Ruth's second husband, Tom McLean, by maternal grandparents Robert and Alcy Winston, parents Norman Smyth and Beverly Winston, and aunt Betty Winston. Janet is survived by former father-in-law Ralph Salisbury, and his second wife Ingrid Wendt, by former mother-in-law Joyce Salisbury, by former brother in law Brian Salisbury, by first ex-husband Jeffrey Salisbury, by older son Connor Salisbury, all of Eugene, OR. Also is survived by former half-sister-in-law Martina Salisbury of New York City, by second ex-husband Michael E Williams, last known to be of Hopkins, MN, and by younger son Travis Salisbury of Yerington, NV, formerly of Coos Bay, OR. Janet has no grandchildren and never will.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Mason Valley Assembly of God church, 210 N. Oregon Street Yerington with Pastor Bob Bridges officiating.

Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, 25 Hwy 208 Yerington, Nevada 89447 (775) 463-2911.