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Mabell Josephine Walker

Mabell Josephine Walker

Female 1886 - 1953  (66 years)

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  • Name Mabell Josephine Walker  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 25 Nov 1886  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Communications - Telephone co. manager 
    Died 1 Jan 1953  Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Melrose Abbey Mem. Park, Anaheim, Orange Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I981  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 

    Father James Emmett Walker,   b. Dec 1856, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Lee,   b. May 1860, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Y  [7, 8
    Family ID F3232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Lowman Snouffer,   b. 14 Apr 1886, Las Vegas, San Miguel Cnty, NM Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1915, Billings, Yellowstone Cnty, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1911  Denver Cnty, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Lee Snouffer,   b. 30 Nov 1913, Ft. Collins, Larimer, CO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1981, Warren, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Dawn Elizabeth Snouffer,   b. 29 Dec 1915, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1986, Warren, Bradley Cnty, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 22:16:33 
    Family ID F333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Her given name usually is listed either as "Mabell" or as "Mabel." The 1910 and 1930 censuses, and the Calif. Death Index, record it as "Mabell." The 1900 census shows her as "Mable J," while the 1920 census records her as "Mabel," as does John A. Leiter, HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE LEITER FAMILIES, p. 399 (John A. Leiter, 1225 NW 26 Ave, Portland, OR 97210: 2d ed 1977), who has her listed as "Mabel" Walker.

      In 1900 the census shows "Mable J" Walker, 14, living with her father "J Emmett Walker," 43, born in Dec 1856 in Pennsylvania, employed as a carpenter, and her mother, "Mary E," 40, born May 1860 in Iowa. Also living there were 3 Iowa-born children: Maude C, 16. b. Sep 1883; "Mable J," 14, b. Nov 1885; and James L, 11, b. Jan 1889; and 2 Colorado-born children: "F Porter," 5, b. Oct 1894; and "Robt E," 3, b. Jan 1897. 1900 U.S. Census, Ft. Collins, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 623, Roll 126, stamped p. 54).

      The 1910 census shows "Mabell" Walker, 24, a telephone operator, living with her father "James E," 53, a deputy sheriff for Larimer Cnty; her mother "Mary E," 50, and siblings: Maude, 26, a teacher; James L, 21, a railroad laborer, and Robert E, 13. ("F Porter," who would have been 15, is not listed.) 1910 U.S. Census, Ft. Collins, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 624, Roll 121, stamped p. 108B).
    • Marriage Licenses notice, The Denver [CO] Post, p. 10 (21 Jun 1911):
      "Richard L. Snouffer, Standish hotel, and Mabel J. Walker, Fort Collins."

      After the marriage they transfered to the Alamo Hotel in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs [CO] Gazette, p. 8 (23 Jun 1911):
      "Hotel Arrivals ***
      "Alamo
      "*** R. L. Snouffer and wife, [from] Denver ***.

    • In 1920 the census demonstrates that between 1910 and 1920 Mabell had married, borne two children, and become a widow. It records "Mabel Snouffer" as a widow at age 33, b. in Iowa, working as the manager of a "telephone exchange," and living with her two Colorado-born daughters, Dorothy Lee, 6, and Dawn Elizabeth, 4. Living with them also was another woman who worked as a telephone operater. 1920 U.S. Census, Wellington, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 625, Roll 166, stamped p. 286B).

      The 1930 census lists "Mabell Snouffer" as a 40-yr old widow, living alone and working as a manager of a "telephone exchange." It also shows that she married at age 23, and that her father was born in PA while her mother was born in IA. 1930 U.S. Census, Wellington, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 626, Roll 244, stamped p. 208B).

      According to the California Death Index, "Mabell Josephine Snouffer" (SSN 521-07-1520) was born 25 Nov 1886 in Iowa and died 2 Jan 1953 in Los Angeles, CA. Her father's surname was Walker; her mother's maiden surname was Lee. See California, "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Calif. Dep't of Health Services, Office of Vital Records, 304 S St., Sacramento, CA 94244 (accessed via http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi, or via
      http://search.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=5180 (Mar 2011) . [There is no comparable entry in the federal Social Security Death Index.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Leiter-2 |, John A. Leiter, HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE LEITER FAMILIES, (John A. Leiter, 1225 NW 26 Ave, Portland, OR 97210 : 2d ed 1977), p.399.

    2. [S739] Stoddard|, D'Ann Stoddard, "Correspondence", (Email from dastodddard@aol.com to Wm. C. Snouffer [Mar 2011]).

    3. [S870] CO Marriages|, Colorado Genealogical Society, Colorado Marriages, 1858-1939, (Colorado Genealogical Society, PO Box 9218, Denver, CO 80219-0218; accessed at: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/p16079coll37 ), p. 1475.

    4. [S736] CO Census 1910, Larimer|, Colorado, Larimer Cnty, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T624, Roll 121, p. 108B).

    5. [S544] CA Death Index, 1940-1997|, California, California Death Index, 1940-1997, (Calif. Dep't of Health Services, Office of Vital Records, 304 S St., Sacramento, CA 94244; online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5180).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 130693280.

    7. [S735] CO Census 1900, Larimer, Ft. Collins|, Colorado, Larimer Cnty, Ft. Collins, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (623, Roll 126, p. 54).

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

    9. [S514] CO Census 1930, Larimer|, Colorado, Larimer Cnty, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 244, p. 208B).