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Frances Louise Collins

Frances Louise Collins

Female 1912 - 2002  (89 years)

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  • Name Frances Louise Collins  [1, 2, 3
    Born 23 Dec 1912  Columbus, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Communications - Dispatcher 
    Died 6 Jan 2002  Xenia, Greene Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Byron Cem, Fairborn, Greene Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I1728  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 

    Father John W. Collins,   b. Abt 1885, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lillian Van Gundy,   b. Abt 1888, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [1, 4
    Family ID F648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Arnold Atwood Snouffer,   b. 25 Mar 1908, Linworth, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1972, Xenia, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1928  Linworth, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Margaret Lillian ("Peggy") Snouffer,   b. 27 Mar 1930, Marion, Marion Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1989, Xenia, Green Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Donald Oliver ("Bud") Snouffer,   b. 26 Nov 1932, Marion, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 2019, Dayton, Montgomery Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lester Davis,   d. 1990 
    Married 18 Mar 1986  Greene Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1930 census lists husband Arnold as a 22 year old man, born in Ohio, living with his wife, "Francis L," 17, and baby daughter, Margaret L, in the home of her parents. 1930 U.S. Census, Marion, Marion Cnty, OH (T626, Roll 1847, ED 16, p. 14A).

      Frances is listed in the National WW II Memorial website. www.wwiimemorial.com (accessed Jan 2006).

      Paula Snouffer Mercer reports that Frances was a radio dispatcher.
    • Obituary, Xenia [OH] Daily Gazette, p. 2-A (7 Jan 2002):
      "Frances L. Davis
      "Frances L. (Snouffer) Davis, 89, of Fairborn [OH], died Sunday, Jan.6, 2002, at Greenewood Manor Nursing Home in Xenia.
      "She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arnold A. [Snouffer] in 1972 and Lester Davis in 1990, and one daughter, Margaret Holub. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Ruth Snouffer; a sister, Dorothy (Bill) Sorg; a brother, Robert (Betty) Collins, 10 grandchildren, Ken Holub, Jr. Cathie Kusmeirczky, Patricia Mays, Lisabeth Williams, Randy Snouffer, Tim Snouffer, Susan Fredericks, Paula Mercer, Sam Holub and Patrick Holub; 19 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
      "Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Morris Sons Funeral Home ... Fairborn [OH] .... Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.
      "She was well known for her knitting and crocheting, having won many ribbons at the state and county fairs."

  • Sources 
    1. [S181] OH Census 1930, Marion, Ohio, Marion Cnty, Marion, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 1847, ED 16, p. 14A).

    2. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Frances L Collins; 7 Jan 2002).

    3. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com), 32420961.

    4. [S161] Paula S. Mercer|, Paula Snouffer Mercer, "Family History Reports", (Paula S. Mercer, alwilda101@msn.com; Reports to Gervaise Dynes-Wolack (4 Aug '01) & Wm.C.Snouffer (8 Aug '01); and subsequent reports).

    5. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    6. [S753] OH Marriage Abstracts|, Ohio, Marriage Abstracts, 1970, 1972-2007, ( Vital Statistics Division, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; Online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025).