Mabel P. Smith was born in Iowa in 1871. Mabel was the wife of artist Putnam Smith. Leaving Iowa about 1902, the couple moved to California. She was in Oakland in 1910, San Luis Obispo in 1920, Los Angeles in 1930-33.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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