Nice to hear from you too.
I have been really trying to figure out Ed Tormey also but he is a tough one. He just disappears between their marriage in 1882 and the 1900 census. The only records I have on him are his marriage to Ada J. Smith on November 11, 1882 and also an Ed Tormey was a witness to a murder trial in Sweetwater in 1885, and I think its probably him.
Information I have on the family consists of this:
Ada J. Smith, the daughter of William W. Smith and Virginia Napier, born September 26, 1857 in Giles County, Tennessee. In the 1880-1881 Giles County newspapers were many articles about the residents moving to Texas and it seems Ada must have been one of them. In 1882 she married Ed Tormey in Sweetwater, Texas. Pearl and your grandpa Luther were born in Sweetwater. Around 1887-1888 they are back in Giles County, Tennesse where Ada was from and son Clarence was born there in 1888, in the town of Brickchurch. After that Ed and Ada just disappear. Pearl and your grandpa Luther are listed in the 1900 census, living with their grandfather William W. Smith in Tennessee. They are listed as Smiths and not Tormeys, just an error by the census taker I guess. In Luther's obituary it states he came back to Texas in 1903 from Tenessee.
Contact me by my email and I'll give you the info I have on the Smith family, since this is the Tormey site.
My email is Mikeertmoed@sbcglobal.net