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Emma Jane Penn

Emma Jane Penn

Female 1903 - 1984  (80 years)

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  • Name Emma Jane Penn  [1, 2
    Born 6 Jul 1903  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    AFN PIN 667728 
    Died 20 Feb 1984  Rockville, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Buried 23 Feb 1984  St. Mary's Catholic Ch. Cem, Rockville, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Person ID I743  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2010 

    Father Harry Penn,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Maude Murphy,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [7
    Family ID F1353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Fulton Snouffer,   b. 8 Mar 1900,   d. 3 Jun 1955, Potomac, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1926  St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 8, 9
     1. Harry Joseph Snouffer,   b. 26 Mar 1929, Potomac, Montgomery Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 2008, Cobb Island, Charles Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Mary Jane Snouffer,   b. 8 Jan 1931,   d. 1 Feb 2014  (Age 83 years)
     3. Benjamin George Snouffer,   b. 10 Oct 1938  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Emma Jane Penn Snouffer
    Emma Jane Penn Snouffer
    Glen Echo, MD (Aug 2940)

  • Notes 
    • In Feb 2005, the Montgomery Cnty, MD, Historical Society provided the following information, under a label "Sentinnel Abstracts File":
      "son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Snouffer married Emma Jane Penn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Penn, all of Potomac, on Wed. of last week [20 Oct] by the pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville.
      "Oct 29, 1926"

      According to the Social Security Death Index, Emma Snouffer, SSN 214-36-4594, issued in Maryland, was b. 6 Jul 1903 and d. Feb 1984 in Potomac, Maryland.

      The Frederick [MD] News, p. 9 (27 Jul 1950):
      "Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Snouffer [and] Benjamin Snouffer ... Rockville [MD]" attended the "eleventh annual reunion of 'The Horace L. Murphy Family and Their Descendants' Society' ... Sunday [July 23] at Mt. View Park, near Hyattstown. Picnic lunches were served at noon."

      The Post [Frederick, MD], p. B-7 (5 Sep 1975):
      "`Two hundred and one descendants and friends of Horace L. and Charlotte D. Thompson Murphy family met on Aug 17 at Husky Park for their 36th annual reunion. *** Those present included *** Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Snouffer, Dawn Marie and Joanne, Mrs. Joseph Snouffer, *** "

      The News [Frederick, MD], p. B-6 (27 Jul 1977):
      "Descendants and friends of the Horace L. Murphy family met in Husky Park, on Sunday, July 24. A basket lunch was served at noon. There were 164 in total attendance.
      "*** Those in attendances [sic] were: *** Mr. and Mrs. Snouffer, Dawn Marie and Joanne.
      "Mrs. Emma Jane Snouffer; ***."

      Obituary, The Post [Frederick, MD], p. A-5 (21 Feb 1984):
      "Mrs. Emma Jane Penn Snouffer..., 80, Potomac, died Monday, Feb. 20, at Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville.
      "Born and reared in Potomac, she was a daughter of the late Harry Penn and Maude Murphy Penn.
      "Mrs. Snouffer was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockville, and was a member of St. Mary's Sodality.
      "Her husband, Joseph F. Snouffer, predeceased her in 1955.
      "Mrs. Snouffer is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Hart; two sons, Harry Joseph Snouffer and Benjamin George Snouffer; two sisters, Lottie Penn, Goldsborough, and Mildred Jones; six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
      "*** A Mass of Christian Burial will be ... at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rockville."

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Cem - St. Mary's Cath, Rockville, MD |, The Tombstone Transcription Project, "St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Rockville, MD", (

    2. [S37] Ancestry Tree - Mann|, James D. Hug, "Mann_2011-12-09", (, Public Member Tree, Online database,

    3. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend, (Ben & Diana Snouffer).

    4. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (

    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Emma Penn; 21 Feb 1984).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|,, (, 57058942.

    7. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Emma Penn; 21 Feb 1984) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S106] LDS Pedigree|, "Pedigree Resource File", (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, accessed via, Pin 667703.

    9. [S31] Thomas, G.L.|, George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 96.