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Alva Thornton Snouffer

Alva Thornton Snouffer

Male 1847 - 1929  (81 years)

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  • Name Alva Thornton Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 18 May 1847  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Agriculture - Farmer 
    Occupation Business - Commercial painter 
    Died 27Jun 1929  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried 29 Jun 1929  Dublin Cemetery, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 7, 8
    Person ID I642  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2013 

    Father Michael Snouffer,   b. 23 Jan 1805, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1891, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Caroline E. Miller,   b. Abt 1810, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Sep 1886, Union Cemetery, Columbus, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Marriage License Date 14 Apr 1829  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Married 16 Apr 1829  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Jane Ranneberger,   b. 1851, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1881, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Bef 1874  [13, 14
    Children 
     1. Adam Michael Snouffer,   b. 30 Jan 1874, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1970, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Altha Lelitia Snouffer,   b. 9 Jun 1876, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1969, Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Edgar B. Snouffer,   b. 8 Apr 1878, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Cora Ione Snouffer,   b. 23 Jul 1881, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1919, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F1585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Jeaneatta Andrews,   b. 12 Oct 1840, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1917, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1884  [15, 16
    Children 
     1. Ernest Alva Snouffer,   b. 20 Jun 1885, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1981, Wheeling, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Baby Snouffer,   b. Abt 1887, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2011 17:00:22 
    Family ID F958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1850 census lists his father "Michl [sic] Snoffer," 45, living with his wife Caroline, 40, and children Mary A, 19; John B, 17; David F, 8; Alva, 3; Joseph, 1; and maternal grandmother Mary A. Miller, 69. 1850 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 432, Roll 680, stamped p. 236; family # 79).

      The 1880 census records Alva's family, but the handwriting is atrocious. The first entry is "Snoffer [sic] Alva, W, M, 33." His wife's name is barely legible (the name appears to be "F. Miary"), but she is recorded as a 29 yr old white female. The children are listed as: "M. Adam," 6, Son; "L. Altha," 4, Daughter; "B. Edgar," 2, Son." 1880 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 172) [note that the indexer has indexed the surname as "Snaffer"].

      The 1900 census shows Alva as 53 yrs old, born in May 1847 in Ohio. It records that he was a painter, living with his wife of 16 years, Anna J, 57, and their son "Earnest A," 14. Living next door to them was Alva's brother Michael and his family. 1900 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 623, Roll 1270, stamped p. 184).

      The 1910 census lists "Alva T" Snouffer as a 63-yr old man, living with his wife Anna J, 69; his occupation is given as a painter, doing "Gen. Work," and indicates that he owns his own house. The census indicates that both were born in Ohio; that his parents were born in Maryland, and that hers were born in Ohio. 1910 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T624, Roll 1183, stamped p. 205).

      In the 1920 census Alva is listed as "Alva T." at 74 yrs of age. He lives next door to his brother Michael and family, and a couple of houses away from his nephew (Michael's son) Lyle O. Snouffer. 1920 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 625, Roll 1380, stamped p. 36).

      Alva's death certificate (Ohio Division of Vital Statistics, File # 40931) records that his name was "Alva T. Snouffer," his birth date was "unknown", his death date was 27 Jun 1928, his wife was Mary Raneberger [sic], and it indicates that he was a retired farmer. His daughter Altha (Mrs. J. E. Wright) was the "informant."

      Obituary, Worthington [OH] News, p. 1 (4 Jul 1929):
      "Alva T. Snouffer Dies At 82 --
      "Was Last Member of Old Time Fiddlers and Widely Known in Franklin County.
      "Alva T. Snouffer, 82, retired farmer, life long resident of this community, and widely known in Franklin County, died Wednesday night, June 26 [sic], of paralysis and heart trouble, after a two months illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James E. [Altha L.] Wright, 4871 Olentangy River Drive.
      "Mr. Snouffer was the last survivor of three brothers, Joseph, Michael, and Alva Snouffer, the trio being known as the "Old Time Fiddlers" who furnished music at entertainments and social gatherings in this section, over a period of many years.
      "He is also survived by three sons, Adam M., Olentangy River Road, Ernest A. of Delaware, and Edgar B. of Maplewood Mo. Funeral services were held Saturday [sic].***
      "Burial was made in Dublin Cemetery...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate, (OH Cert # 40931).

    2. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Alva T Snouffer: 4 Jul 1929).

    3. [S27] Pheneger, Diane|, Diane & Don Pheneger, "John Snouffer [1779-1823] Family Group" (5 Mar 1979) & Family group and lineage charts : 1979 - 2004 , (431 W. College, Granville, OH 43023; Email: dondi@windstream.net).

    4. [S705] Ancestry Tree - Jason Snouffer|, Jason Snouffer, "Our Histree", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17434195/listofallpeople ).

    5. [S313] OH Census 1850, Perry|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 236.

    6. [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. 184A.

    7. [S65] Cem - Dublin, OH|, Dublin Cemetery Tombstone, (Dublin, Franklin Cnty, OH).

    8. [S92] John Snouffer|, John Irving Snouffer, "Family History Reports" & Emails: 2000-2011, (John I. Snouffer, 807 Loch Lomond Ln, Worthington, OH 43085; Email: JohnSnouffer@gmail.com ).

    9. [S718] Smith Marriages|, Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, (Unpublished Monograph, "Publication Rights Reserved," by Dorothy H. Smith, United States : 15 Jun 1979), F187.F8 S65 1900z., p. 211.

    10. [S28] Myers Marriages 2|, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1811-1840, (Family Line Publications, Silver Spring, MD : 1987), p. 228.

    11. [S90] Barbara Erbele Woods|, Barbara L. Snouffer Erbele Woods, "Family Pedigree Chart" : July 1982 ; & Email correspondence, (Barbara S. Erbele Woods; Email: erbelewoods@frontier.com).

    12. [S987] MD Church Docs, 1668-1995|, Various Maryland Churches, Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204?collectionNameFilter=false).

    13. [S138] OH Census 1880, Perry twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (p. 172).

    14. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate.

    15. [S778] OH Marriages - 3 |, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1614804 ), (Film 285149; folder 4016219; image 433).

    16. [S227] OH Census 1900, Franklin|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 184.