Photo and information provided by Tom Smith.

"This photo is of (left) Mary Jane Lewis, widow a ( and cousin) of Colonel John Murrary Lewis and Louisa Susannah(Lewis) Major, widow of John James Major."

"So far, I find no evidence that the two women had any connection other than a common maiden name and their arrival in Saline County about the same time."

"You will find the two women mentioned in the same sentence in the biography of Dr. W. B. S. Lewis, Grand Pass Township, History of Saline County."

"This photo was probably taken in 1880, about the same time the biography was written".