Rotha Alma Reed


Personal and Family Information

Rotha was born on 21 May 1894 in Arkansas, the daughter of Howard A Reed and Maggie Mat Deese.

She died on 12 Feb 1976 in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma.

Her husband was Cecil Nash Smith, who she married on 26 DEC 1917 in Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Rotha Alma Reed


Howard A Reed


Maggie Mat Deese


Culpepper Watkins Deese


Milton Deese


Mary P.


Mary Elizabeth Sanders



Birth21 MAY 1894
Place: Arkansas
Address: Betty Lincecum Notes
Death12 FEB 1976
Place: Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma
Census12 JUN 1900
Place: Butler twp, Lonoke County, Arkansas
Age: 8 born Arkansas
Type: with stepfather?
Address: dwelling 98 family 100
Census 1900 LonokeButler

See Note 1
Census26 APR 1910
Place: Baucum Twp, Jackson County, Oklahoma
Age: 17 born Ark
Type: with mother and stepfather
Address: dwelling 93 family 99




Note 1

Census 1900 Lonoke Butler dwelling 98 family 100 confirms Luther Moran with Maggie Deese and 3 daughters by first husband Reed. Note place of birth for all---Luther in Miss but father of Ropia, Carrie, and Alice born Arkansas

Also orginal image of census seems to have been revised. "9 years" is different ink on Luther and written over "1 year" on Maggie M. Maggie M also changed from "0 childen 0 Living" to " 3 and 3" the different ink.

see also Lonoke Marriage index for Marriage Maggie Reed and Luther Moran July 1899

there is a Reed family same page 1900 census, dwelling 104 family 166