Looking for al information on. Walter Smith Smith-209465

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On March 24 1915. Walter. (Ellisworth. Or. S. ). Smith. Married. Lou Valley May Winberry, (. Winberry-1). In Senath  Dunklin County Missouri.  Around the 1st week of December 1917  he passed away age 27. Lou Valley was pregnant with his child.  Lou Valleys father William E  Winberry said a women with child needs a husband. He made Lou Valley marry her ex brother in law who’s wife passed away a few months earlier, (  lou,s Sister) right away, that was Zackery Kelley.  No one spoke of Walter or what happen, the grand kids of Walters son don’t even know they had a grandad. I know because I did hear. some talk as a kid,  not sure if  Ellisworth was middle name, only by what I heard,  marriage license  has a   S  or  E.  Writing is bad.  Marion his son birth certificate  says Kelley.  Zack was supposed to had  Smith name but he did not have it done.
in Genealogy Help by Alfred Smith G2G6 (8.5k points)

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I'm striking out so far on Walter Smith, but I think I found Valley's mother for you.

"Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HQP7-JXMM : 18 January 2020), Wiiliam Wenberry and Alice Brown, Dunklin, Missouri, 31 Aug 1887.

Brown was Alice's previous married name, because the 1900 Census lists an Emaline Brown, stepdaughter, born Missouri 1886.

The 1900 Census shows Alice was born in Illinois Oct 1867.  Valley also had a brother named Husler Winberry (first name not indexed, spelled Hustler on the image), and I think she's in the 1900 Census as Annie L Windbury, born Apr 1897.

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3CX-17Z : accessed 7 August 2020), Allice F Windbury in household of W E, Salem Township Senath & Hollywood villages, Dunklin, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39, sheet 14B, family 268, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,853.

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (631k points)
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Thanks,  I have info on Lou. Valley, her dad and mother. And some sisters..  it Walter who is a ?.??     PS.  In the 40s. Lou Valley made the best biscuits and Red  Eye. Gravy one would ever taste.

It seems Walter didn't leave much of a paper trail.  I couldn't find any documentation for him other than the marriage certificate you already have.  I was looking up related people hoping to find clues about him, but no joy.  I strongly recommend that you add to the profiles all the info and sources you have, because they might help lead to further discoveries.

Meanwhile, I built a profile for Zachariah Kelley.  It looks like his first wife was Valley's half-sister Alice Emma Brown.

That’s it. Nothing I can fine, the whole family keep there mouth shut about anyone.  How bad!  I never been told who my own father is.. so it’s what ever I heard.  Did fine a women in Indiana yesterday who had Walter Smith and Lou  Valley in her tree. But knew nothing about them, Said it was related through a sisters niece, it was on the Lou Valley side.  Thanks. Al.
You're welcome Al, and thanks for the Best Answer star!

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