Hit a brick wall.
In 1910 Smead Census, I find J W Hammons and wife Lora living with their 3 daughters living in Montana.
J W Hammons was born in 1881 in Illinois and Lora was born 1882 in Oklahoma. The must have met in Kansas and had 3 daughters, Ruth 1903, Bessie 1904 and Alice in 1905.
Sometime after the 1910 Census, son Robert was born. But I can't seem to find them in a census.
I have a copy of Ruth's obit and it says she grew up in Kansas, Montana and Idaho. She even went to college in Spokane.
In this same obit, it says Bessie died in 1926. There is no trace of her.
Maybe after hours of searching I've gone blind, but any pointers of where to try next would be helpful!