Saturday, April 7, 2012

Surname Saturday - Ancestor #15 - Ruth Franklin

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-grandmother Ruth FRANKLIN was born 12 March 1851 in Ohio.[1] She was the firstborn child of Joseph and Rhoda (CARY) FRANKLIN.[2]

Ruth grew into adulthood in Union County, Ohio,[3] and married David SNIDER on 5 January 1871.[4] The 1900 census record indicates she was the mother of 10 children:[5]
  • Lawrence W. (1871-?)[6]
  • Omer Roy (1873-before 1900)[7]
  • Ottous Adelbert (1876-1942)[8]
  • Myrtle Arminta (1878-1958)[9] – my grandmother
  • Byron Lee (1880-1969)[10]
  • Wilbur Grey (1884-1954)
  • Ernest A. (1886-1978)[11]
  • Nettie (1888-?)
  • William L. (1890-?)
  • Lester Evan (1893-1969)[12]

At some point after the 1880 census,[13] David and Ruth moved with their family to the southeastern area of Kansas.

Ruth died on 28 August 1914 and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.[14]

All I know about Ruth is what I have been able to glean from records. She was my mother’s grandmother, but she died before my mother was born, so Mama never knew her. As I continue to do descendancy research on this family, I hope that I will be able to learn more about her. It would be wonderful if I could find a distant cousin who has a photograph of her!




[1] Labette County, Kansas, death certificate no. illegible (1914), Ruth Snider; Kansas Board of Health.
[2] 1860 U.S. census, population schedule, Leesburg Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 28, dwelling 421, family 397, Joseph Franklin; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Feb 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M653, roll 1044.
[3] 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Taylor Township, Union County, Ohio, p. 1, dwelling 4, family 4, Joseph Franklin; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 Feb 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M593, roll 1274.
[4] Union County, Ohio, marriage certificate no. 4852 (1871), Snider-Franklin; Union County Courthouse, Marysville.
[5] 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Lincoln, Neosho County, Kansas, Enumeration District (ED) 155, sheet 1A, dwelling 3, family 3, David A. Snyder; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 April 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 493.
[6] "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.
[7] "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.
[8] 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.
[9] Washington State Department of Health, death certificate 10617 (1958), Myrtle A. Yawman; Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Olympia.
[10] 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.
[11] 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.
[12] 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.
[13] 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.
[14] Labette County, Kansas, death certificate no. illegible (1914), Ruth Snider.


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