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Arthur ("Ray") Charles  Snouffer

Arthur ("Ray") Charles Snouffer

Male 1900 - 1965  (65 years)

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  • Name Arthur ("Ray") Charles Snouffer  [1, 2
    Nickname Ray 
    Born 28 Feb 1900  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army - WW I 
    Occupation Business - Commercial Painter 
    Died 28 Mar 1965  Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Green Lawn Cem, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2835  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2011 

    Father Charles E. Snouffer,   b. Nov 1861, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Mary Francis,   b. 8 Oct 1868, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1927, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1889  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leah Mamie Smith,   b. 13 Aug 1909, Huntington, Cabell Cnty, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1981, Delaware, Delaware Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1928  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Robert Wade Snouffer,   b. 31 Aug 1928, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1986, Houston, Harris Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Mary Jane Snouffer,   b. 19 Apr 1930, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 2007, Delaware, Delaware Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Arthur Charles Snouffer
    Arthur Charles Snouffer
    Courtesy of John I. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census shows "Ray" as 2/10 yrs old, born in Ohio in Feb 1900, living with his parents Charles and Mary and 4 siblings. 1900 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1270, stamped p. 191).

      The 1910 Michigan census lists Arthur, 10 yrs old, born [1900] in Ohio, living with his widowed mother and 7 siblings. 1910 U.S. Census, 4th Ward, Boyne, Charlevoix Cnty, MI (T 624, Roll 640, stamped p. 316).

      Arthur served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He enlisted 17 Jul 1917 and rose to the rank of Private, first class on 25 Sep 1918. He saw service in France with the American Expeditionary Forces between 24 Dec 1917 and 3 Aug 1919. He was honorably discharged 14 Aug 1919. Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918, p. 16255 (F.J. Heer Printing Co., Columbus, OH; 1926), via www.Ancestry.com (accessed Feb 2008).

      In 1920 the census reveals that his mother Mary had remarried. Her second husband was Beverly Gillstrap. Living with them were 4 of her children: Walter, 29, born in Ohio, employed as a "Prop[rieter], Pool Room"; Arthur, 19, b. in Michigan, an "electric welder Ry Shop"; Ruby, 14, b. in Michigan; and Claudia, 10, b. in Ohio. 1920 U.S. Census, Ward 7, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 625, Roll 31109, stamped p. 176).

      The 1930 census lists Arthur, 30, born in Ohio, living with his wife of 2 years, Leah, 20, born in West Virginia, and son Robert W, 1 & 8/12, born in Ohio. Living next door to them were his brother Walter, 40, born in Ohio, and his daughter Violet, 17, born in Michigan. Both brothers were employed as painters in a "paint shop." 1930 U.S. Census, Columbus, Ward 13, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 626, Roll 1799, stamped p. 42B) [The Ancestry.com indexer butchered the names: Snouffer is listed as "lnmffot;" his brother Walter is listed as "Swonffer, Watter". ]

      The Social Security Death Index records that Arthur Snouffer (SSN 549-16-4094; issued in California) was born 28 Feb 1900 and died in Mar 1965 while living in Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH.

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

    2. [S540] Cem - Green Lawn, Columbus, OH, Green Lawn Cemetery, "Cemetery Burials", (Archived in "The Fleshman Files," at http://delaohio.com/greenlawn : Feb 2008).

    3. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    4. [S91] OH Census 1900, Perry Twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 1270, p. 191).

    5. [S529] MI Census 1910, Boyne, 4-WD |, Michigan, Charlevoix Cnty, Boyne, 4th Ward, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T624, Roll 640, p. 316).

    6. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend, (Guy Irvin Snouffer).