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James Alfred Snouffer

James Alfred Snouffer

Male 1859 - 1945  (86 years)

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  • Name James Alfred Snouffer  [1, 2
    Born 4 Feb 1859  Napoleon, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jun 1945  Mason City, Cerro Gordo Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Buried 12 Jun 1945  Oakland Cem, Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Person ID I3324  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Father William Henry Snouffer,   b. 19 Jun 1827, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Arnold Cem, Wellington, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Frances Bear / Baer,   b. 18 Nov 1830, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Lafayette Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1851  Carrollton Manor, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1870 census lists James' father, "Snowffer, William," as a 42 yr old farmer, born in Maryland, living with his wife Sarah, 40, also born in Maryland, who is "keeping house," and the following children, all born in Missouri: William, 15; James, 11; Lee, 10; Lucy, 6; Mary, 4; and George 1. «i» 1870 U.S. Census«/i», Clay twsp, Lafayette Cnty, MO (M 593, Roll 786, stamped p. 151).

      The 1880 census lists "Snoffer, James," as a 21 year old farm hand, born in Missouri, living with his parents and siblings in Lafayette.«i» 1880 U.S. Census,«/i» Enum. Dist. 42, Lafayette Cnty, MO (T9, Roll 697, stamped p. 133).

      The 1910 census shows "J.A." Snouffer, 51, and his sister Lucy, 46, both born in Missouri, living with their brother-in-law "H.C." Laub, 85, his second wife Mary, 44, and their son "Henry Clay," 10. «i»1910 U.S. Census, «/i»Denison, Crawford Cnty, IA (T 624, Roll 399, stamped p. 40).

      The 1930 census shows "Laub, Mary E," a 64-yr old widow, living with her brother James A. Snouffer, 71, and her sister Lucy E. Snouffer, 66. «i»1930 U.S. Census, «/i»Atlantic, Cass Cnty, IA (T 626, Roll 650, ED 6, p. 14B).

      James' Obituary appeared in the «i»Denison [IA] Bulletin«/i» (14 Jun 1945):
      «tab»"James Alfred Snouffer. Passed away June 9. Was born on February 4, 1859, at Napoleon, Lafayette County, Missouri, the son of William Snouffer and his wife Sara Baer [sic]. He was one of a family of nine [sic] children. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
      «tab»"Mr. Snouffer resided at Napoleon, Missouri until 1886 when he came to Vail, Crawford County, Iowa where he worked on various farms as well as on farms near Denison, Crawford County. He later farmed for himself, retiring to Denison in 1926 when he came to Denison and made is home with his sister, Mrs. Mary E. Laub.
      «tab»"On November 21, 1944 he went to Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa to reside in the Odd Fellows Home. He passed away on Saturday, June 9, at the age of 86 years, four months and five days.
      «tab»"Surviving is his only sister, Mrs. Mary E. Laub, one nephew, Henry Laub, ... and other relatives....
      «tab»"The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and also a member of the ... Odd Fellows having his membership in the Fort Madison Lodge.
      «tab»"... Internment [sic] was at Oakland Cemetery...."
      «i»See «u»«/i»http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/print.cgi?snouffer::35.html«/u» (accessed Sep 2004) or «u»http://www.jenforum.net/baer/messages/811.html«/u» (accessed Sep 2005) or «u»http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.lafayette/910/mb.ashx«/u» (accessed Jan 2008).

      «i»Council Bluffs [IA] Nonpareil«/i», p. 11 (12 June 1945):
      «tab»"Denison -- Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. ... for James Snouffer, 86, long-time Denison resident who died Saturday following a brief illness. The Rev. Roy Larson of the Denison Baptist church conducted services with burial in Oakland cemetery."

      James' aunt, Sarah Elizabeth Snouffer, appears to have been the creator of a unique American quilt. It is featured prominently in Barbara Brackman's CLUES IN THE CALICO: A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND DATING ANTIQUE QUILTS, p. 8 (EPM Publications, Inc., McLean, VA; 1989). (See, General Notes under Sarah Elizabeth Snouffer.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S561] IA Census 1930, Denison, Iowa, Crawford Cnty, Denison, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 650, ED 6, p. 14B) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S215] Ancestry Tree - Laub| , Sheila Simpson, Laub and Associated Families of Pennsylvania and Iowa , (Ancestry.com, Ancestry Private Member Tree, Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=ROOT_CATEGORY&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=ms_r_f-2_s&gsfn=henry+c&gsfn_x=XO&gsln=laub&gsln_x=XO&msbdy=1824&msbdy_x=1&cpxt=1&catBucket=t&uidh=b61&cp=12 [This is a "private tree;" so one needs to contact Ms. Simpson via this link to seek permission to view the tree.]).

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", Denison IA Bulletin, 14 Jun 1945 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S100] MO Census 1880, Lafayette, Missouri, Lafayette Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 697, p. 133) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S507] MO Census 1870, Clay twsp, Missouri, Lafayette Cnty, Clay Twsp, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M593, Roll 786, p 151) (Reliability: 2).

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

    7. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", 12 Jun 1945 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S99] Newspaper - Examiner -2 |, M. F. Hitselberger, "Marriages & Deaths from The Examiner, Frederick Md. 1851", (vol.14, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 181 : 1998), p.187.

    9. [S100] MO Census 1880, Lafayette, Missouri, Lafayette Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 697, p. 133).