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Emma Elizabeth Rodgers

Emma Elizabeth Rodgers

Female 1861 - 1945  (83 years)

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  • Name Emma Elizabeth Rodgers  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 5 Nov 1861  Reedsville, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Sep 1945  Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Buried 2 Oct 1945  Prairie Grove Cem, Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Person ID I11106  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2013 

    Family William Lyon Snouffer,   b. 12 Dec 1853, Juniata Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1924, Lewiston, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1878  Grazierville, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7
    Type: Separated aft 1910 
    Children 
     1. Harry Snouffer,   b. 10 Feb 1880, Reedsville, Mifflin Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1881  (Age 1 years)
     2. Ida May Snouffer,   b. 15 Feb 1882, Orchard Crossing, Tyrone, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1892  (Age 10 years)
    +3. Ira Milton Snouffer,   b. 3 Feb 1884, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1946, Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Myrtle Alice Snouffer,   b. 5 Mar 1885, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1936, Bellwood, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +5. Bertha Mabel Snouffer,   b. 2 Jun 1887, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1964, Aloona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Ella Gertrude Snouffer,   b. 2 Jul 1889, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1972, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Earl William Snouffer,   b. 3 Oct 1891, Bellwood, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1977, Northbrook, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +8. Helen Elizabeth Snouffer,   b. 3 Dec 1893, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Ruth Hazel Snouffer,   b. 13 Feb 1895, Altoona, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1970, Tyrone, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +10. Esther Lillian Snouffer,   b. 13 Nov 1897, Bellwood, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1986, Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +11. Clair Edgar Snouffer,   b. 4 Mar 1901, Bellwood, Blair Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1971, Lancaster, Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +12. Grace Marie ("Maria") Snouffer,   b. 10 Jun 1904,   d. 31 Dec 1967, Ft. Wayne, Allen Cnty, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F4037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary, News-Sentinal [Ft. Wayne, IN] (1 Oct 1945):
      "Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday [2 Oct] ... for Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Snouffer, 83 ..., who died ... Saturday [29 Sep] at the Methodist Hospital where she had been a patient six days. She was ill for several months.
      "She was born in Mifflin County, PA. and lived here 15 years. She was a member of the Bellwood Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Ira M. Snouffer, attorney here, Earl W., contractor here, and Master Sgt. Claire [sic] Snouffer, McClelland Field, Calif; six daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hostler, Mrs. Ella Root, both of Bellwood, Mrs. Helen Minard of Mansfield, OH, Mrs. Ruth Bailey of Tyrone, Pa, and Mrs. Esther Marsh and Mrs. Maria Hirschey of Fort Wayne; a brother William Rodgers of Philadelphia; ... [B]urial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery."
    • Lois Hall Snouffer has written, in From Schnaufer to Snouffer, pp. 41-44 (2013):

      "Emma Elizabeth Rodgers was born November 5, 1861, in Reedsville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Hiram Rodgers and Mary Jane Baird. In a diary written by Emma she says she was named after her grandmothers, Martha Emma Allison and Elizabeth Wagner. Reedsville is in Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania in what is called the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region. Today Reedsville is a town of only about 500 people. ***
      "Emma grew up in a blended family of eight children. Her mother was Hiram's second wife. ***
      "Two months before her 17th birthday, September 28, 1878, Emma was married to William Lyon Snouffer. The wedding took place in Glazierville [sic], Pennsylvania, a small town north of Altoona. On the back of a photo taken of William when he was a very young man, it says that his eyes were gray and his hair was a light color and 'heavy.' William was 24 when they were married and was a carpenter.***
      "Unfortunately even after all they had been through together, some time after 1910 and before 1920, Emma and William separated. According to a story told by Emma's daughter Esther, William had sold the farm against Emma's wishes. He then went to Texas where he lost their money in a failed investment.... All of this led to the break-up of their marriage, what year exactly we don't know, but as one of the daughters said, 'They went their separate ways.' ***
      "I am not sure if Emma and William were ever legally divorced; neither of them remarried. William Snouffer's death certificate says he was divorced, but his obituary says that he is survived by his wife, Emma Rodgers. Blair County, Pennsylvania, does not have a record of a divorce for these people. Emma died in 1945 in Fort Wayne."

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (William L Snouffer (30 Oct 1924).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Emma E Rodgers; 1 Oct 1945).

    3. [S902] PA Snouffers - "Jonathon"|, Anonymous, "Descendants of Jonathon Snouffer/Schnaufer", (Anonymous Pennsylvania or Indiana author and computer report publisher (5 Sep 2000)), p. 2.

    4. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., pp. 11-12, 80.

    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Myrtle A Snouffer; 4 May 1936).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 31325497 .

    7. [S903] Lois S|, Lois Hall Snouffer, From Schnaufer to Snouffer, (Lois H. Snouffer & Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802), 929.2 SN59SL (2013)., p. 84.