Saturday, March 31, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ancestor #14 - David A. Snider


One of my goals for 2012 is to use the Surname Saturday blogging prompt as a way to assure that I spend some time researching each of my family lines and that I have appropriate source citations for the genealogical facts related to my ancestors. I’ve decided to use my ahnentafel report and work back through the generations starting with my grandparents, writing a summary of each ancestor. If you discovered this post through a search engine and find one of your ancestors listed here, please leave a comment to let me know.

My maternal great-grandfather David A. SNIDER was born 18 July 1848, in that area of Virginia that is now West Virginia.[1] He was the fifth child born to David and Nancy (CALDWELL) SNIDER.[2]

While David was still a young boy, the family moved to Union County, Ohio.[3]

David married Ruth Franklin on 5 January 1871 Union County.[4] To their union were born eleven children:
  • Lawrence W. (1871-?)[5]
  • Omer Roy (1873-before 1900)[6]
  • Ottous Adelbert (1876-1942)[7]
  • Myrtle Arminta (1878-1958)[8] – my grandmother
  • Byron Lee (1880-1969)[9]
  • Wilbur Grey (1884-1954)
  • Ernest A. (1886-1978)[10]
  • Nettie (1888-?)
  • William L. (1890-?)
  • Lester Evan (1893-1969)[11]
  • Roy (1896-?)

At some point after the 1880 census,[12] the family moved to the southeastern area of Kansas. David was a farmer, although there is an indication that he worked for a railroad later in life.

David remained in Kansas until his death on 30 July 1929 where he is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.[13]

Here are some of the areas in which I would like to do further research:
  • Although I have researched the Snider family in Union County, Ohio, I did not find any land records that could be attributed to David; I need to research in records for Labette and Neosho counties in Kansas to see if I can find anything.
  • I would like to determine whether any newspapers of the area have been digitized for possible research.
  • I know that several of his children remained in the Parsons, Kansas area, and I would like to locate living descendants if possible.





[1] Neosho County, Kansas, death certificate no. 67 2969 (1929), David A. Snider; Office of Vital Statistics, Topeka.
[2] 1850 U.S. census, population schedule, District 33, Marshall County, Virginia, p. 263 (stamped), dwelling 319, family 321, David Snyder; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M432, roll 959.
[3] 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 127 (penned), dwelling 970, family 955, David Snider; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 1044.
[4] Union County, Ohio, marriage certificate no. 4852 (1871), Snider-Franklin; Union County Courthouse, Marysville.
[5] "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 Feb 2012), entry for Lawrence W. Snider; citing Family History Library film number 1015856.
[6] "Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 Feb 2012), entry for Omer Roy Snider; citing Family History Library film number 1015856.
[7] State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, "California Death Index, 1940-1997," online database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012), entry for Ottous A. Snider, died 9 Sep 1942.
[8] Washington State Department of Health, death certificate 10617 (1958), Myrtle A. Yawman; Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Olympia.
[9] findagrave.com, digital images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial #28399745, Lee B. Snider, created by TiogaRose, 19 July 2008.
[10] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Dec 2009), entry for Ernest Snider, 1978, SS no. 338-12-2201.
[11] Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 Dec 2009), entry for Lester Snyder, 1969, SS no. 513-14-3782.
[12] 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Leesburg, Union County, Ohio, enumeration district (ED) 81, p. 181A, dwelling (unreadable), family (unreadable), David A. Snider; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Feb 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T9, roll 1073.
[13] Neosho County, Kansas, death certificate no. 67 2969 (1929), David A. Snider; Office of Vital Statistics, Topeka.

© 2012 Denise Spurlock

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