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Willie Morris Snouffer

Willie Morris Snouffer

Female 1901 - 1982  (81 years)

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  • Name Willie Morris Snouffer  [1, 2
    Born 3 Sep 1901  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Business - Restaurant owner 
    Occupation Government - school teacher 
    Died 2 Nov 1982  Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Buried Green Hill Cem, Berryville, Clarke Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Person ID I1794  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2014 

    Father William Fenton Snouffer,   b. 1 Dec 1861, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1901, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Anne ("Anna") Clayton Luke,   b. 21 Feb 1863, Virgina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1953  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Y  [3, 7
    Family ID F637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Col. Joel Daniel Griffing,   b. 23 Oct 1900, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1966, Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1928  Berryville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 8
    Children 
     1. Joel Daniel Griffing, Jr.,   b. 28 Jul 1936, Berryville, Clarke Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1993, Berryville, Clarke Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Willie was a school teacher, employee at a printing press company, and a restaurant owner.

      Mary Thomason-Morris, archivist for the Clarke Cnty Historical Association, Berryville, VA, posted a note with www.Ancestry.com in which she said that Willie M. Snouffer "was a co-owner, later full owner, of Peggy Ann Kitchen.... She also worked at the Blue Ridge Press which was an adjunct to the Clarke Courier...."

      In response to a request for further information, she wrote:
      "Peggy Ann Kitchen was run by 3 ladies ... who later sold out to Wille and two other ladies. Later Willie owned it completely. PAK was known for its fruitcakes and plum puddings.
      "Willie taught school here [in Berryville, Clark Cnty, VA] in the 1920s (don't know how long she taught) and worked at Blue Ridge Press, an adjunct of the local newspaper, the Clarke Courier, in the 1950s. I learned about her from Elizabeth Engle, who taught with her in the 1930s and was a cousin to one of the original owners of PAK....
      "Willie married Col. Joel Daniel Griffing (10/23/1900 - 6/16/1966), [marriage] date unk. at this time. She was born 9/3/1901, died 11/2/1982. They are both buried in Green Hill Cemetery in lot 200. I do not know if they had children...." (Email from Mary Thomason-Morris, archives@visuallink.com to Wm. C. Snouffer, 7 Dec 2007.)

      The 1930 census lists Joel D. Griffing, 28, born in Mississippi to Mississippi parents, living with his wife of 1 year, Willie Morris, 28, born in Maryland to a father born in Maryland and a mother born in Virginia. (In fact, according to the census, her mother lived immediately next door: she is listed as "Anna C. Snoffer," a 65-yr old widow, born in Virginia to a father born in Virginia and a mother in West Virginia; living with Anna were two sisters, Bessie, 62, and Pattie L, 59.) Willie's husband's occupation was as a "private secretary." Willie is listed as having no occupation. 1930 U.S. Census, Berryville, Clarke Cnty, VA (T 626, Roll 2439, stamped p. 170B)[Willie's name is indexed as "Millie Morine" Griffing -- the census taker's written W and M were very similar].
    • Both Joel Daniel Griffing and Willie Morris Snouffer are named as the parents of Daniel Joel Griffing, Jr., in his 1984 marriage certificate documenting the latter's marriage to Louella Rose Compher. See, "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2015."
    • The 1940 census records that Willie Morris Griffing, 38, born in Maryland, was living with her husband Joel D. Griffing, 39, born in Mississippi, and their son, Joel D. Griffing, 4, born in Virginia. Her husband was employed as an accountant with "B.B. Jones." Living next door to them were her mother, "A. C. [Anne Clayton] Snouffer," 77 and two of her aunts, Pattie L. Luke, 69, and Bessie, 72, and an uncle, E. C. Luke, 75. All of the Luke family had been born in Virginia. 1940 U.S. Census, Berryville, Clarke Cnty, VA (T 627, Roll 4256, stamped p. 5B).

      Willie's tombstone misspells her maiden name as "Snoffer."

  • Sources 
    1. [S185] Thomason-Morris, Mary Thomason-Morris, "Correspondence", (Mary Thomason-Morris, archives@visuallink.com, to Wm. C. Snouffer : 7 Dec 2007).

    2. [S968] VA Marriage Records, 1936-2014|, Virginia, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, (VA Dep't of Health, Richmond, VA; online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9279).

    3. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    4. [S184] VA Census 1930, Clarke|, Virginia, Clarke Cnty, Berryville, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 2439, p. 170B).

    5. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 23502490.

    7. [S37] Ancestry Tree - Mann|, James D. Hug, "Mann_2011-12-09", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33020986/listofallpeople).

    8. [S186] Barbara Hamrick, Hamrick, Barbara L., (Email fom BLHamrick@aol.com to Gervaise Dynes-Wolack, ten8ious@msn.com (9 Oct 2007), forwarded to Wm.C.Snouffer (14 Nov 2007); and further Emails to Wm. C. Snouffer (2008)).