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Orris Sherman Schnauffer

Orris Sherman Schnauffer

Male 1867 - 1942  (75 years)

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  • Name Orris Sherman Schnauffer  [1, 2
    Born 4 Mar 1867  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Education - Music teacher 
    Died 27 Mar 1942  Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Hollywood Forever Cem, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I2402  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2011 

    Father David Franklin Snouffer,   b. 26 Mar 1842, Zanesville, Muskingum Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1918, Hayden Falls Bridge, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Altha Amanda Mathews,   b. 1832,   d. 1891  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cecelia May Paddock,   b. 10 Nov 1867, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1895, Lincoln, Lancaster Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Children 
     1. Otto Sherwood Snoffer,   b. 9 Mar 1894, Lincoln, Lancaster Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1962, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elta Hill,   b. 26 Aug 1866, Bloomfield, Davis Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1928, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1896 
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F2296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Orris Sherman Schnauffer (Snouffer)
    Orris Sherman Schnauffer (Snouffer)
    Photo by Richard K. Snouffer; edited by Wm. C. Snouffer
    Orris Sherman Schnauffer (Snouffer)
    Orris Sherman Schnauffer (Snouffer)
    Photo by Richard K. Snouffer; edited by Wm. C. Snouffer

  • Notes 
    • The 1880 census lists "Orris" as a 13 year old boy living with his father "Snoffer, F. David," mother Altha, and brother John. 1880 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 169)[LDS Film 1255015].

      On 24 Jun 1889 Orris S. Snouffer was graduated by Ohio Wesleyan University Conservatory of Music in Delaware, OH. For the graduation recital, he was the pianist in a performance of Hummel's "Piano Quintette op. 87."

      The 1900 census lists Orris S. "Schnauffer" and his family living in Portland, OR. Orris was born in March 1867 in Ohio; his father in Pennsylvania [sic], and his mother in West Virginia. Orris is 33 years old, a music teacher, and he is shown as married to his second wife "Elta H," 33, a physician. She was born in Aug. 1866 in Iowa; both of her parents were born in Indiana. Living with them was a son, Otto S, 6, born in March 1894 in Nebraska to parents who were both born in Ohio [sic]. 1900 U.S. Census, Portland, Ward 10, Multnomah Cnty, OR (T 623, Roll 1351, stamped p. 18).

      The 1904 Portland City Directory, p. 824 (R. L. Polk & Co.; 1904), provides the following:
      "Schnauffer Mrs Elta H, phys 271 1/2 Russell, res 424 Williams av.
      "Schnauffer Orris S, music tchr, res 424 Williams av."

      The 1910 census lists "Oris" S. Schnauffer as a 43 year old man, married 17 years to his wife "Elta," also 43. This census records that "Oris" was born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and his mother in Virginia. It records that "Elta" was born in Iowa, her father in Kentucky and her mother in Indiana. This census is consistent as to occupations: Orris is listed as a music teacher and Elta as a physician. The census does indicate that she was the mother of one child who was still living. A son, Otto, 16, lived with them. He is recorded as born in Nebraska, his father in Ohio and his mother in Iowa. He was employed as a newspaper "agent." 1910 U.S. Census, Portland, Ward 9, Multnomah Cnty, OR (T 624, Roll 1289, stamped p. 219B).

      The 1912 Portland City Directory gives the same information as the 1904 Directory. In 1915 the information was a bit different:
      "Schnauffer Elta H Mrs phys 424 Williams av h same
      "Orris S (Elta H) musician h 424 Williams av
      "Otto S musician r 424 Williams av."
      Portland City Directory, p. 1067 (R.L. Polk & Co.; 1915). The 1917 Directory, p. 1020, and the 1918 Directory, p. 1110, both list the three Schnauffers living in the same home with the same occupations. The 1920 Directory makes no mention of the Schnauffers. And the 1921, 1923 and 1924 Directories all mention just Orris and Elta but do not mention Otto; one may infer that their son Otto had moved out of Portland. The 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928 Directories make no mention of any Schnauffers.

      The 1920 census lists "Orris S Schnauffer," 52, living with his wife Elta, 50, and son Otto S, 24; they resided on Williams Ave. in Portland. Orris was employed as a musician and teacher; Elta as a physician "at home;" and Otto as a musician with a "traveling show." 1920 U.S. Census, Prct 240, Portland, Multnomah Cnty, OR (T 625, Roll 1502, stamped p. 97)[an indexer lists Orris as "Orus" and Elta as "Etta"].

      By 1930 Orris had moved to California and was living with his son, "Otto S Snoffer." "Orris S Schnauffer," 63, a widower, was still employed as a music teacher. 1930 U.S. Census, Assem. Dist. 55, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Cnty, CA (T 626, Roll 133, stamped p. 66).

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] OR Census 1900, Mult |, Oregon, Multnomah Cnty, Portland, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 1351, p. 18).

    2. [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).

    3. [S138] OH Census 1880, Perry twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 1015, p. 169).

    4. [S103] FindaGrave, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    5. [S138] OH Census 1880, Perry twsp|, Ohio, Franklin Cnty, Perry Twsp, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 169.