August 13, 2013

the grave of the Mary Eva's: Soapy Smith's wife and daughter.

Smith-Little-Moriarty marker
Shelagh Moriarty collection







oday's photographs are from the Shelagh Moriarty collection. They show the Moriarty memorial marker above the graves of the family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They include Mary Eva (Noonan-Smith) Little (September 3, 1872 - December 11, 1947), the widow of Soapy Smith. Beside Mary is her and Soapy's daughter, Mary Eva (Smith) Moriarty (July 4, 1888-1974).

Note that I put July 4, 1888 and not "1890" as shown on the marker in the photograph. Shelagh tells me Mary was very insistent that she was years younger than her actual birth date. Another new interesting bit of information Shelagh shared, was the fact that Mary was born in Denver, Colorado. Previously, it was believed that she had been born in St. Louis, Missouri, but if she was born in 1888 then it makes sense that she would be born in Denver as Soapy did not send wife Mary to St. Louis until after his assault on Rocky Mountain News editor, John Arkins, July 29, 1889. 



Graves of
Mary Eva (Noonan-Smith) Little and Mary Eva (Smith) Moriarty


Special thanks to Shelagh Moriarty for sharing her collection with us.












Mary Eva (Noonan-Smith) Little
March 17, 2009
May 5, 2010
May 6, 2010
June 14, 2010
June 18, 2010
September 4, 2010
September 10, 2010
May 21, 2011 August 1, 2011
December 25, 2011
April 12, 2012
April 27, 2012
September 14, 2012
August 9, 2013

Mary Eva (Smith) Moriarty
March 31, 2010 
September 4, 2010
September 10, 2010
May 21, 2011











Mary Eva (Noonan-Smith) Little: pages 7, 19, 52, 104-08, 124-25, 139, 146-47, 167, 169-72, 197, 202, 281-82, 379, 407, 410-11, 418-18, 425, 428, 436, 442-44, 448, 451, 486, 495, 498-99, 503, 543-46, 554-55, 584-87, 592, 594.

Mary Eva (Smith) Moriarty: pages 108, 167, 197, 418.





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AUGUST 13

1784: The U.S. Legislature meets for the final time in Annapolis, Maryland.
1846: The U.S. flag is raised in Los Angeles, California.
1859: 2nd Dragoons under Lieutenant Ebenezer Gay battle Indians at Devils Gate Canyon, near Box Elder, Utah.
1860: Phoebe “Annie Oakley” Moses is born. She is famous for touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as a sharp-shooter and trick shot. She was named "Little Miss Sure Shot" by Indian Chief Sitting Bull.
1866: Troops battle and kill thirty-three Indians and wound forty more at Skull Valley, Arizona Territory. One enlisted man is reported killed.
1867: Under the Gaslight, by Augustine Daly, opens in New York City.
1876: The Reciprocity Treaty between the U.S. and Hawaii is ratified.
1868: Captain Fredrick Benteen of the 7th Cavalry reports three Indians killed and ten wounded near the Saline River, Kansas.
1889: The patent for a coin-operated telephone is issued to William Gray.
1896: Montpelier, Outlaws Butch Cassidy, Bob Meeks and Elzy Lay rob the Montpelier, Idaho Bank, of $7,165.
1907: The first motorized taxicab opens for business in New York City.





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