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Cathy Virginia Snouffer

Cathy Virginia Snouffer

Female 1955 - 1993  (37 years)

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  • Name Cathy Virginia Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 24 Jul 1955  Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 1993  Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 22 Mar 1993  Forest Lawn Cem, Greensboro, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Person ID I3172  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father Charles Richard Snouffer,   b. 23 Jun 1920, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1989, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Frances Ellen Jordan,   b. 12 Dec 1923, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1996, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married Y  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Unknown Frey 
    Married Y  [6
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F1150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary, Greensboro [NC] News & Record, p. B11 (21 Mar 1993):
      "Cathy Snouffer Frey, 37, of 3401 Church St., died March 18, 1993 at her residence.
      "Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Monday [Mar 22].... Burial will be in Forrest [sic] Lawn Cemetery.
      "A native of Greensboro, she was a member of Operation Light House in Titusville, Fla., Circles of Care in Cocoa, Fla., and the Multiple Sclerosis Assocation. She attended North Greensboro Church of God.
      "Surviving are mother, Frances L. Snouffer...; brother, A. Charles Snouffer of Titusville, Fla.; sisters, Pamela Snouffer, Cynthia Snouffer, Kay Emery and Rita Dickson, all of Greensboro, Linda Fletcher of Cocoa, Fla., Sherry Duggan [sic; Duncan] of Brown Summit [NC]."

      Funeral Notice, Greensboro [NC] News & Record, p. B5 (22 Mar 1993):
      "Funeral for Cathy Snouffer Frey ... who died March 18 ... will be at 4 p.m. today.... Burial will be in Forrest [sic] Lawn Cemetery...."
    • The following article appeared in the Greensboro, NC, News Record (5 Aug 2005):

      «b»Few Snouffers in 'Snouffer Town'
      «i»By Jim Schlosser«/b»
      Staff Writer

      «/i»GREENSBORO -- When students gathered to board school buses at old Jesse Wharton School on Pisgah Church Road, a driver would holler "Snouffer Town Bus now loading."

      Nearly all the children who jumped aboard were named Snouffer.

      They lived in what was called "Snouffer Town," a stretch of North Church Street between Charles Street and Denny Road. It was stocked with Snouffers from the 1940s through the 1980s, when numbers began declining. A house fire on July 25 [2005] drove two more Snouffers away, leaving only two.

      The Snouffer Town's patriarch was George Snouffer (pronounced "snoffer"), who died in 1987 at 94. He came from Baltimore early in the 20th century.... ***

      But the landmark most associated with the family is Snouffer's Lakes, visible from Church at the intersection with Berryman Street. George Snouffer and his son, Charlie, built the two lakes below a house dating to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Charlie and his wife, Frances, reared 11 children and at least two horses. After Charlie and Frances died, their children and grandchildren stayed in the house.
      People from all over paid to fish at Snouffer's Lakes. ***

      The house now stands charred. The recent fire that started in a window air-conditioning unit drove Rita Dickson and her son, Charles, from the house. They now live in an apartment elsewhere.

      Their departure leaves only Sonji Snouffer Setzer and her mother, Helen Snouffer, in what used to be called Snouffer Town.

      Maybe it's for the best. Even though the family can count many successful members, others have been haunted by tragedy and trouble, with the fire the latest incident. ***

      In 1993, a troubled teenager visited one of Candy Dickson's brothers at the old homeplace. In an upstairs room, he showed off a gun. The weapon accidentially discharged. The bullet went through the floor and killed Candy Dickson's aunt, Cathy Snouffer Frey, 37, who had been talking to her sister, Rita Dickson. ***

      Dickson says that, even if the house hadn't burned, it was doomed.

      A new road to a planned subdivision was set to go through it. Another subdivision on former Snouffer property already has some houses occupied. ***

      Make Sonji Setzer and her mother a good offer for their house and upholstery building, Setzer says, and the last two Snouffers in Snouffer Town will be gone.

      (See: «u»www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050808/NEWSREC0101/508080307/1005/NEWSREC02010301«/u» [accessed 5 Apr 2006].)

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Faye E Snouffer; 26 Apr 1973).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Frances Jordan) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S545] NC Birth Indexes|, North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000, (North Carolina Vital Records, Raeligh, NC; Online database: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8783).

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

    5. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    6. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Cathy Snouffer; 21 Mar 1993) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S486] Funeral Notice|, Funeral Notice, 22 Mar 1993 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S211] Barbara Hacker|, Barbara Hacker, (Reports to Wm.C.Snouffer : Jun 2000; Feb. 2004; Mar 2005; June 2007).

    9. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Frances Jordan; 16 Jun 1996).

    10. [S207] Schlosser|, Jim Schlosser, "Few Snouffers in 'Snouffer Town'", (News-Record, Greensboro, NC : 8 Aug 2005).