Couldn’t make it up : Owen Smells and Mary Knows

In its July 5, 1943, issue, Time magazine noted the marriage in Pryor, Montana of Owen Smells and Mary Knows.

The marriage only lasted three years, but in that time they had a daughter, Theresa.

She later riffed on her name by marrying Joseph Rock Above and became Theresa Smells Rock Above.


Helena Independent Record – Oct 1, 1946

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