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Lydia Caroline French

Lydia Caroline French

Female 1868 - 1948  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name Lydia Caroline French  [1, 2, 3
    Born Feb 1868  Van Buren Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Buried Apr 1948  Mt. Olive Cem, Nardin, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 18 Apr 1948  Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Person ID I991  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Family Archibald Thomas Snouffer,   b. 12 Mar 1868, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1938, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1886  [1, 5, 8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Felicia ("Lelia") Claudean Snouffer,   b. Jul 1887, Louisburg, Montgomery Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     2. Cora Edna Snouffer,   b. 23 Sep 1888, Elk City, Montgomery Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1959, Deer Creek, Grant Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Adelle ("Della") Rosland Snouffer,   b. 14 Jul 1890, Montgomery Cnty, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1927, Deer Creek, Grant Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     4. Cecil Minnie Snouffer,   b. 2 Feb 1892, Montgomery Cnty, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1983, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Blossom Nancy Snouffer,   b. Sep 1894, Grant Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Harry Otis Snouffer,   b. 27 Mar 1900, Grant Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1978, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Bluebell Chrystal Mae Snouffer,   b. 23 Oct 1905, Deer Creek, Grant Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1971, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     8. Infant Snouffer,   d. Bef 1938
     9. Infant Snouffer,   d. Bef 1938
     10. Infant Snouffer,   d. Bef 1938
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lydia C. French\1916
    Lydia C. French\1916
    From scrapbook of daughter "Della."
    Courtesy of Caryn White and www.Ancestry.com

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census shows "Lidde C" Snouffer, 32 years old, born in Feb 1868 in Maryland, living with her husband "Archibald T" and family in Grant County, Oklahoma. It lists her as married for 14 years, and lists the children as: "Felicia C," born July 1887, 12-yrs old; Cora E, born Sept 1888, 11-yrs old; Adell R, born July 1890, 9-yrs old; Cecil M., born Feb 1892, 8-yrs old; Blossom N, born Sept 1894, 5-yrs old, and "Not Named Yet," son, born Mar 1900, 2 months old. 1900 U.S. Census, Dirigo Twsp, Grant Cnty, Oklahoma Terr (T 623, Roll 1337, stamped p. 157A).

      In 1910 the census lists "Lydia C," 42, living with her husband Archibald, 42, and children Cora A, 21, Adelle C, 19, Cecil M, 18, Blossom N, 15, Harry O, 10, and Chrystal M, 4. The census records that Lydia and Archibald had been married 23 years, and that she had had 10 children, of whom 7 were still living. 1910 U.S. Census, Dirigo Twsp, Grant Cnty, OK (T 624, Roll 1253, stamped p. 180).

      The 1920 census reports Lydia C, 51, living with her husband Archibald Thomas, 52, and daughter Cora, 31, son Harry, 19, and his wife Lela, also 19, and a 14-yr old daughter, "Bluebell," probably Chrystal. 1920 U.S. Census, Dirigo Twsp, Grant Cnty, OK (T 625, Roll 1460, stamped p. 171).

      The 1930 census lists "Arthur T" Snouffer, 62, and "Lela C," 62. living with their daughter "Bluebelle," 24, a stenographer in a "gas office." 1930 U.S. Census, Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK (T 626, Roll 1908, ED 2, p. 3A).

      Obituary (unidentified, probably Oklahoma, newspaper):
      "Archibald Thomas Snouffer was born on Carrollton Manor near Adamstown, Maryland, on March 12, 1868 and departed this life on October 25, 1938 ***.
      "In 1886, October 24[,] he was joined in marriage with Lydia Caroline French at a simple home wedding; to this union were born ten children. Three infant sons and two daughters, Lelia Blackwell and Adell Squires, have preceeded him in death. *** "

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Archibald Thomas Snouffer; 1938).

    2. [S444] Ancestry Tree - Tolle|, L. H. McCune, "Tolle" , (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3087303/person).

    3. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend, (Caryn White; Email Correspondence).

    4. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    5. [S125] OK Census 1900, Dirigo|, Oklahoma Terr, Grant Cnty, Dirigo Twsp, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 1337, p. 157A).

    6. [S179] Cemetery|, (See individual's Notes).

    7. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com), (14 Nov 2007).

    8. [S96] Ames, Margaret|, Margaret Finn Ames, "Family Group Sheets", (Margaret F. Ames : 1965 - 1993).

    9. [S126] OK Census 1910, Dirigo|, Oklahoma, Grant Cnty, Dirigo Twsp, 1910 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T624, Roll 1253, p. 180).

    10. [S127] OK Census 1920, Dirigo|, Oklahoma, Grant Cnty, Dirigo Twsp, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T625, Roll 1460, p. 171).