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1  Chiswell, Eleanor Lee (I1260)
 
2  Oney, Lydia Jane (I2353)
 
3  Croushorn, George W. (I4643)
 
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The 1860 census records "D.B." Croushorn as a 37-yr old farmer, living with is wife Susan and 5 children. 1860 U.S. Census, Burkes Mill P.O., Augusta Cnty, VA (M 653, Roll 1333, p. 160, stamped 974).

The 1880 census lists David B. "Crousehorn," 56, living with his second wife Martha, 40, and son John B. His son Pleasant Elbert and family live nearby. 1880 U.S. Census, Rappahannock, Fauquier Cnty, VA (T 9, Roll 1365, stamped p. 244B).
dinner." 
Croushorn, David Byerly (I4223)
 
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The Richmond, VA] Times-Dispatch, p. 7 (22 May 1947) reported:
"Draft Headquarters Orders Colonel Griffing to Capital
"Col Joel D. Griffing, a ranking officer in Virginia's Selective Service system since its formation in 1940 and its director for the last two years, has been ordered transferred to national headquarters.... The transfer will be effective June 2. ***
"Colonel Griffing, a resident of Berryville for the last 25 years, is a native of Lexington, Miss. He entered active military service in September, 1940, and was assigned to the Selective Service headquarters here as chief of the manpower division.
"He later became deputy director of the system and in April, 1945, was named director....***
"In announcing his transfer, Colonel Griffing thanked the Virginians who have formed the rank and file of selective service workers.
" 'I want to say now what a privilege it has been and how fortunate I consider myself to have been able to know and work with the thousands of Virginians who have made this service possible.
" 'I want to point, too, to the three distinguished Governors ... who supported without stint our every effort to administer selective service properly in the State of Virginia.' "
 
Griffing, Col. Joel Daniel (I1795)
 
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In 1920 the census demonstrates that between 1910 and 1920 Mabell had married, borne two children, and become a widow. It records "Mabel Snouffer" as a widow at age 33, b. in Iowa, working as the manager of a "telephone exchange," and living with her two Colorado-born daughters, Dorothy Lee, 6, and Dawn Elizabeth, 4. Living with them also was another woman who worked as a telephone operater. 1920 U.S. Census, Wellington, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 625, Roll 166, stamped p. 286B).

The 1930 census lists "Mabell Snouffer" as a 40-yr old widow, living alone and working as a manager of a "telephone exchange." It also shows that she married at age 23, and that her father was born in PA while her mother was born in IA. 1930 U.S. Census, Wellington, Larimer Cnty, CO (T 626, Roll 244, stamped p. 208B).

According to the California Death Index, "Mabell Josephine Snouffer" (SSN 521-07-1520) was born 25 Nov 1886 in Iowa and died 2 Jan 1953 in Los Angeles, CA. Her father's surname was Walker; her mother's maiden surname was Lee. See California, "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Calif. Dep't of Health Services, Office of Vital Records, 304 S St., Sacramento, CA 94244 (accessed via http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi, or via
http://search.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=5180 (Mar 2011) . [There is no comparable entry in the federal Social Security Death Index.] 
Walker, Mabell Josephine (I981)
 
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Jacob is buried in St. Mary's Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery, Silver Run, Carroll Cnty, MD, in the "old section," stone # 2, where his birth date is stated as 17 Apr 1784. See vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 42 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y; 1999)("By the 1920s the old cemetery was in such a state of disrepair that the tombstones were taken up and reset in 2 long double rows with an attempt made to group related tombstones together. ... The new cemetery (1880) is laid out in a traditional manner." Id. at 5).

The cemetery stone reads: "In | memory of | Jacob Myers | born april 17 | 1784 died | march 23 1857 | Aged 72 Years | 11 M & 6 D".

J.T. Scharf, HISTORY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, pp.866-867 (1882), says: "St. Mary's Church is on "Silver Run," and is the joint place of worship of the German Reformed and Lutheran congregations. The present church edifice is of stone, and was erected in 1822.... It occupies the site of the first church, a rude log structure, built in 1768...." 
Myers, Jacob C. (I133)
 
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Obituary, Kendall County [IL] Record (27 Sep 1911), states:
"The funeral services of David B. Croushorn were held from the home of G.M. Croushorn (where he died) Thursday afternoon. The remains, accompanied by two sons, G.M. and John, left on Thursday evening for Bealeton, Va., where he was buried on the family lot. Mr. C. was born October 12, 1823, in Virginia, where he lived until twelve years ago. During these twelve years he has resided at the homes of his sons in Illinois. At the time of the rebellion he was drafted into the service of the confederate army, but served only a short time. He was active almost to the time of his death. About six weeks before he died he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered, death claiming him Thursday morning [21 Sep] at 7 o'clock. Five sons -- Albert [sic] at Yorkville, Howard in Virginia, G.M. at Oswego, J.B. at North Aurora, Hugh at Seattle, Wash. -- and three sisters in Virginia survive. Mr. Croushorn was a man of sterling qualities, an active member and earnest worker in the Presbyterian church, also an elder since before the sons can remember."
 
Croushorn, David Byerly (I4223)
 
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Obituary, The Baltimore [MD] Sun (12 Jul 2011):
"LEWIS, JR., Oliver "Frank." On July 9, 2011, Oliver "FRANK" Lewis, Jr., loving husband of Cindy Lewis (nee Snouffer); devoted father of Jackie Rock and her husband Matt and the late Michael Lewis and his wife Diana; cherished grandfather of Michael, Lena and Kaylin; son-in-law of Joan W. Snouffer; brother-in-law of Joe Snouffer and his wife Beth; uncle of Rosa and Jake Snouffer.
"Family and friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., ... Elkridge, MD ... on Thursday, July 14, 2011 ... where Celebration of Life Services will be celebrated.... Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association."
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=oliver-lewis-frank&pid=152510447&fhid=11020 
Lewis, Oliver Franklin (I8969)
 
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Obituary, The Columbus [OH] Dispatch, p. 6B (14 Jun 2008):
"WATTS - Richard Grayum Watts, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 10 [sic], 2008, at his home in Columbus, OH. Born on May 6, 1919, in Chesterhill, OH, to Rev. Leslie Carl Watts and Nettie B. (Wall) Watts.
"Richard served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and worked for Lima Locomotive, North American Rockwell in the 50's, Goodwill Industries in the 60's, and sold real estate in the 70's and 80's.
"He is preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth Jean (Gross) Watts and sisters Janis Sundswold, Loris Newsom, and Charlene Myer[sic]. He is survived by five children and their spouses, Richard K. (Kelly) and Cathy Watts, Rebecca and Steven Kirk, Elizabeth Boise, Robert Watts and Krystal Norman, and David and Natalia Watts; sisters, Marilyn Williams of Marysville, OH and Phyllis Reaney of Pahrump, NV; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
"Richard will always be remembered for his wit, sense of humor, sharp mind, strong spirit and loving demeanor.
"His family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Mount Carmel Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
"Graveside service will be held Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at Northlawn Cemetery, 7060 North State Street (U.S. Route 3) in Westerville, OH."  
Watts, Richard Grayum (I9795)
 
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Obituary, The Oregonian, p. 6M (25 June 1955):
"Archibald Campbell
"Archibald Campbell, 95, a resident of Oregon since 1888, died June 23 at the home of a daughter in Portland. He was born August 28, 1860, at Gamebridge, Ontario, and later he homesteaded in South Dakota. Mr. Campbell married Gertrude Brandt at Sherwood, where the couple later made their home, in 1893. Mrs. Campbell died in 1939.
"Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Flora Ilinsky [sic], 4940 S.W. Hewitt boulevard [sic], with whom Mr. Campbell has lived since 1945, and Mrs. Eva C. Knight, Utica, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Campbell, and a sister, Margaret McDougal, both living in Canada; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
"Dr. William G. Eliot will officiate at a memorial service scheduled for...Sunday [26 June] at Sherwood Methodist church.
"The family has asked that contributions be made to the American Friends Service committee in lieu of flowers."

Archie is interred at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum, 0319 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, in the Orchid Room, Niche 138W14.

The town of Gamebridge is a small town on the east side of Lake Simcoe, in the former Home District, Province of Ontario, Canada. Wm. H. Smith, CANADIAN GAZETTEER, p. 171 (1846), states that the large western part of the Home District became Simcoe County in 1843. The eastern part remained in the Home District, then in 1851 was in Old Ontario County, and later in Durham County. See Eric Johnson, "The Districts and Counties of Southern Ontario, 1777-1979; Two Centuries of Evolution," vol. 20, Families, p. 91 (Ontario Genealogical Soc'y, 1981). Contemporary maps show that Gamebridge now is situated in the eastern part of Simcoe County. 
Campbell, Archibald ("Archie") (I4377)
 
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Snouffer was involved with cocaine dealers. In 1987 a federal judge in Greensboro, NC, upheld the government's forfeiture of real estate that had been used to facilitate the commission of cocaine possession and dealing. U.S. v. Two Tracts of Real Property...Located in Guilford County, NC, vol. 665, Federal Supplement p. 422 (1987), affirmed (1988). The court found that Mrs. Cynthia Reynolds and "William W. Snouffer" entered into a 14-yr lease agreement and purchase option regarding the property on 2 Nov 1983. In Jan 1985, a government informer came to the property with Mrs. Reynolds' husband who showed the informer a kilo of cocaine. In early Feb, 1985, the informer received a phone call from "Mr. Snouffer [who] warned that the authorities were observing the subject property and that the property needed 'to be cleaned out.'" The informer and Mr. Reynolds continued to process and sell cocaine from the property. Another dealer testified that he had delivered as much as 3 kilos to the house, and had seen Mr. Reynolds with over $70,000 cash. The court found that Mrs. Reynolds knew about some of the transactions, and ordered the property forfeited. There is no discussion in the opinion about Snouffer's financial involvement or losses incurred by the forfeiture.

The University of N.C., Chapel Hill, has information about this person, at Call # CRBo N87 1976-89 / Reel # 21 / vol # 4 / Page 1046. See, www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/b89/b89si.html
 
Snouffer, William Winfield Jr. (I2416)
 
13 "George Snuffer, III"

By Darry L. Snuffer, Bolt, WV (Jul 2008)

"George Snuffer, III, nicknamed "Dickey," was born May 23, 1821, the youngest child of George Snuffer, Jr., and Ailsey Huff Snuffer. His probable place of birth is in Wythe County, Virginia, since his parents have been documented living there in 1822. Dickey was only eight years old when his dad moved from Wythe County to Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia). They settled on Breckenridge Creek near present-day Bolt, Raleigh County. That region of Logan County became part of Fayette County in 1831 and part of Raleigh County in 1850. George, Jr., had secured a 500 acre land grant from the State of Virginia, dated October 17, 1831. He was in the area at least two years earlier, because he was listed in the 1830 Logan County Census.
"More can be found out about George Snuffer, Jr., his family and ancestors, by reading the well documented book, The Snuffers, by Jim Wood.
"There was no public school system in Virginia before the Civil War, so Dickey had little or no formal education as a child. In later years, when he was transferring land, he would always sign land deeds with an "X" beside his name. He learned to make a living by farming, hunting, and trapping from his Dad, uncles and older brothers.
"George Dickey grew up and fell in love with Christina A. Walls, a woman 8 years his senior. Born in 1813, she was the daughter of J. & R. Walls. The Walls family had settled in present-day Wyoming County around 1830.
"Their marriage date is uncertain, but their first child was born in 1844, in Fayette County, so they were probably married around 1842. The following children were born to their marriage:
"1. Emiline, born 1844, married George P. Lemon on December 21, 1870. She died July 11, 1881.
"2. Rebecca, born 1847, married Joshua M. Calloway on September 3, 1868. Her date of death is unknown.
"3. Cyrus, born June 13, 1850, married Nancy J. Burgess on January 30, 1873. He married his second wife, Virginia Smith, on June 15, 1886. He died in 1905.
"4. Russell, born June 17, 1854, married Paulina A. Trump on July 15, 1878. He died December 20, 1925.
"5. Lewis, born March 17, 1857, married Lucinda E. Snuffer on July 5, 1877. He died on April 14, 1945.
"All of Dickey's brothers and sisters had married and moved away by this time. Dickey felt a responsibility to stay close by and help his aging Dad. Dickey and Christina moved into a cabin that was on George Junior's farm, about a quarter of a mile from his Dad.
"Both their cabins sat close to the main road leading from Raleigh County Court House to Logan County Court House. The road was known as the "Logan Turnpike." This section of road is known today as "Fairview School Road," and is left of West Virginia Route 99. Dickey's cabin site would later be known, to his descendants, as the "Tater Patch." Today, this spot is owned by Kim Hall; George Jr.'s cabin site is owned by Eddie Severt. There are no improvements on either spot today.
"George Jr. was getting up in years in the late 1840's and started selling off his land. Until this time, Dickey owned no land of his own. On August 30, 1849, he purchased 100 acres of his Dad's Land Grant for $200. This would be the only part of the original 500 acre Land Grant to stay in the Snuffer family, and only then, until the depression. Dickey eventually built a two-story log house on this 100 acre tract and moved his family there. Four years later, on April 20, 1853, he bought 75 acres that joined his property from Francis Granger, a New York land speculator, for $70.
"Winds of change were blowing through the country in the 1850's; winds that would lead to Civil War. There was a change in Dickey's home as well, as three boys were born in the decade of the 50's. Dickey was not a slave owner and boys were an asset to any family, especially those with farms. In this period of time, he also witnessed the death of both his parents. His mom, Ailsey, on March 8, 1855, and his dad, George, Jr., followed on November 25, 1858. When George Jr.'s last will and testament was probated on January 3, 1859, Dickey was left $5.00.
"No one knows for sure what side Dickey favored during the Civil War, if any. There is no record of him ever owning slaves, nor any record of him ever serving in the military. He did, however, have several family members, including three nephews that died fighting for the South.
"The first known established church in Raleigh County, the Coal Marsh Missionary Baptist Church, was formed on October 29, 1836, only five miles from where Dickey lived. But, neither he nor any of his family members were listed on the first membership roll. In 1812, there had been a church established in present-day Wyoming County, Guyandotte Baptist Church, but that would have been 20 miles from Bolt, which was a long way in that day. Dickey was raised Pennsylvania Dutch, so maybe his family worshipped in each other's homes as a Family of Believers.
"After the war, Dickey started expanding his real estate holdings and during the 1870's, enlarged it to 1,746 acres. He bought a tract of land known as Wilson Abbot Lot #2, which at one time had been part of the Rutter-Etting Survey of 174,673 acres, from three Beckley businessmen: Joseph Carper, Henry Gillespie and the "heirs" of Jacob Harper. Jacob Harper had been Dickey's brother-in-law before his murder in 1864 by 2 Confederate soldiers. Jacob was a schoolteacher and was noted for his kindness to the poor and made no difference between Union and Confederate families. He had married Dickey's sister, Elvira, on January 1, 1836.
"On July 11, 1881, tragedy struck Dickey's family when his oldest child, Emiline, died at the age of 37. She had been married to George P. Lemon only 10 ½ years. Instead of burying her across from the "Tater Patch," where his Mom and Dad had been buried, he started another graveyard above his home on the 100 acre tract he had bought from his Dad. This graveyard is active and still in the Snuffer family.
"By August 7, 1891, Dickey was getting up in years and started dividing his farm between the kids. All of his children had stayed loyal to him after marriage and helped him work the farm. He sold his three boys; Cyrus, Russell, and Lewis a tract of land containing 727 acres for $1,000 and other valuable considerations. That was a good price considering the quality of land they received. Today, this property lies within the Earl Ulrich and Ruth York farms. In the same deed, Dickey reserved George Lemon, his widower son-in-law, 75 acres where he was residing and 100 acres where Rebecca Calloway, his daughter, was residing.
"He sold two tracts of land outside the family. One was sold to Azel Fork, a Hinton businessman, containing 600 acres. It was all that portion of the Wilson Abbot Lot #2 lying South of Guyandotte Mountain. The other tract was sold to Abram Smith, and contained 109 ½ acres. It was located on the waters of Maple Meadow Creek.
"Christina would sign no more deeds. Dickey's wife of 50 years passed away on January 7, 1893, at the age of 80. Her death was attributed to complications of old age! He buried Christina beside their daughter, Emiline.
"Some 18 months later, on August 27, 1894, at the age of 73 years old, Dickey married again, this time to a woman 26 years his junior, Sarah Jane Gunnoe Wesley. Her husband William Wesley had died some years before. Dickey and Sarah didn't live together very long, if any. The story goes that Dickey turned his back to Sarah on their wedding night. The next morning she walked out of the hollow and didn't come back. But yet, on April 10, 1909, when Dickey's estate was being decided, Sarah received $100 for her entire interest.
"By the summer of 1902, Dickey was putting the finishing touches on dividing the farm. On August 26, he deeded Rebecca the 100 acres he had reserved for her, plus 88 more for a total of 188 acres. Today this land is part of Paul Trump's farm, and a certain section is still known as the Becky Calloway Place. Three days earlier, on August 23, Dickey deeded Russell 62 acres, more or less. It was part of the 75 acre tract he had bought from Francis Granger and a part of the 100 acre tract he had purchased from his Dad. This part of the original land grant would stay in the family until the Great Depression. Today, it is part of the Earl Lubich Farm. There was never more mentioned about the 75 acres that had been reserved for George Lemon, his dead daughter's 3 husband. That plan may have died with Christina nine years earlier, or maybe George remarried and moved away. Either way, he was left out of the picture.
"After the finishing touches, Dickey had 113 acres left of his farm, plus his house and out buildings. By 1904, dickey's health was failing along with his eye sight, and he couldn't keep house any longer. This is the story that has been handed down through the family.
"Dickey went to his son, Russell, and told him if he would move in with him and take care of him until he died, he would let him have everything he had left. Russell turned him down and told him to talk to John R. Farmer, and his wife Elize. Elize was the daughter of Cyrus Snuffer, Dickey's brother that lived on Stephens Branch. Dickey talked to them and they worked out an agreement.
"Dickey sold everything he had to them for $500, and he reserved the right to remain on and control the land being sold during his life. And further consideration that John R. Farmer agreed to maintain and support him, as far as his individual wants are necessary, during the remainder of his life.
"John and Elize did what they said they would do and took care of him until his death on April 25, 1908. His obituary stated, "Mr. George Snuffer, familiarly known by older citizens of our county, as "Uncle Dickey," died at his home near Bolt post office last Saturday morning at the ripe old age of 87 years. His death is attributed to diseases incident to old age. He had been blind several years.
""Mr. Snuffer was one of the first settlers of this county, and was one of its most respected citizens. He raised a large family, and had many other relatives. Among those surviving of his immediate family are Cyrus, Lewis and Russell Snuffer, all are well-known and respected citizens of this county. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon, interment taking place in the family burying ground."
"Dickey left no Last Will and Testament and after his death, his agreement with John Farmer was contested, but to no avail. John and Eliza had stepped forward and helped an old man in need and they were rewarded by the Court letting the agreement stand. John Farmer did have to pay Sarah Jane $100 for her interest in the estate, as before mentioned.
"Dickey's 113 acre home place would eventually be known as the John Dunn Place. Just recently, the home site and two acres surrounding it came back into the Snuffer family. This two acres and the Graveyard is the only part of George Snuffer, Jr.'s original 500 acre Land Grant still in Snuffer control.
"These were the life and times of George "Dickey" Snuffer, son of George Snuffer Junior and Ailsey Huff.
"Sources:
1. Tombstones in George Snuffer Family Cemetery, Bolt, West Virginia
2. Montgomery County, Virginia Deeds, Book H, page 251
3. Fayette County, West Virginia Surveyors Record #1 Book 1, pg 11
4. Numerous entries in Raleigh County, West Virginia Deed Book.
5. Raleigh County, West Virginia Death Register 1853-1902
6. Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage Records 1850-1895
7. "The Wood Files," George Snuffer III Family Chart
8. Tombstones in Cyrus Snuffer Cemetery, Bolt, West Virginia
9. Raleigh County Birth Records 1853-1884
10. The Snuffers by Jim Wood
11. Interview with Cleat Acord in 1998
12. Fayette County, West Virginia Deeds, Book D, pg 152
13. Raleigh County, West Virginia Deeds, Book B, pg 67
14. Raleigh County, West Virginia Death Register 1853-1902
15. Raleigh County, West Virginia Wills, Book 1, pg 17
16. Raleigh County History by Jim Wood
17. Wyoming County History by Mary Bowman
18. Raleigh County, West Virginia Deeds, Book B, N, and C
19. Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage Records, Volume 4
20. Interview with Carol Worley Johnson in 2004
21. Raleigh County, West Virginia Deeds, Book 30, 41, 42 and Y
22. Interview with Ruth York on several occasions
23. Raleigh Register Newspaper – Thursday, April 30, 1908
24. Picture of George "Dickey" Snuffer and second wife, Sarah Jane Gunnoe Wesley." 
Snuffer, George ("Dickey") Thomas III (I1451)
 
14 "Caleb Adam Hutcheson was born 19 August 1993 and he lives (or lived) ... in Mims, Brevard County, Florida, U.S.A. His voter ID number is 123109971. ... He registered to vote 19 January 2016 and he is registered in the Florida Democratic Party...." See: http://flvoters.com/by_number/1231/09971_caleb_adam_hutcheson.html

Caleb graduated from Astronaut High School, Titusville, FL. 
Hutcheson, Caleb Adam (I13338)
 
15 "Joshua Michael Hutcheson was born 15 February 1982 and he lives (or lived) ... in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, U.S.A. His voter ID number is 100830668. ... He registered to vote 10 October 2002 and he is registered in the Florida Democratic Party...." See:
http://flvoters.com/by_number/1008/30668_joshua_michael_hutcheson.html 
Hutcheson, Joshua Michael (I13336)
 
16 "Marie Elizabeth Click passed away ... April 8, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident the past several years.
"Marie was born May 22, 1917 in the Clover Hill area of Rockingham County, VA, to Calvin C. and Stella Glick Croushorn.
"On June 11, 1938 Marie was united in marriage to Raymond M. Click, who preceded her in death in 1962. To this union were born two children, Joyce Click and James C. Click. Joyce passed as an infant and James (Jimmy) passed in February of 1959.
"Marie was also preceded in death by her brother Paul G. Croushorn in May of 2006.
"Marie retired from Bridgewater Home where she had been employed as a housekeeper and laundress. For many years thereafter she cared for her mother in her home. She was also one who cared for many other members of her family and church family members whenever there was a need. Marie was known for her jolly laughter, kindness, and giving nature. Marie is survived by her nephew, Dwayne D. Croushorn, several great nieces and nephews, cousins and very special friend and neighbor of many years, Charles Shiflet.
"A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 10, 11:00 AM at Mount Bethel Church of the Brethren where Marie was a life long member.
"Friends may meet with the family prior to or following the service.
"In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mount Bethel Church of the Brethren, 8550 Robinson Road, Dayton, VA 22821."

Obituary courtesy of Johnson Funeral Service, www.johsonfs.com. Also see www.Findagrave.com
Croushorn, Marie Elizabeth (I7541)
 
17 "Theoderick Snuffer ... married Margaret Baker, daughter of Josiah Baker, in Montgomery County, Va. in 1834. In 1836 they moved to Henry County, Mo., near Calhoun, but in 1838 resettled on the Osage River in St. Clair County. ***
"Children of Theoderick and Margaret (Baker) Snuffer: Josiah, died 1863 at Little Rock, Ark., while serving under Confederate Gen. Sterling Price; Owen M.; Cyrus R., murdered in the Choctaw Nation by outlaws; Robert; a daughter who died in infancy and a son who died at age 4." THE SNUFFERS, pp. 54-55.

The 1850 census lists "Margaret Snouffer," 49, living with her husband "Theoderick Snouffer," 51, a farmer, and 4 children; Josiah, 15; Owen, 13; "Siras," 8; and Robert, 3. Two young women also lived in the house. The parents and son Josiah were born in Virginia; the other 3 children were born in Missouri. 1850 U.S. Census, Dist. 79, St. Clair Cnty, MO ( M 432, Roll 413, stamped p. 147).

In 1860 the census shows "Theodoric Snuffer," 60, living with his wife Margaret, 58, and 3 children: Owen M, 23; Cyrus R, 18; and Robert M, 12. (A 45 yr old female, born in "Santa Fe Mexico" also lived in the house. Theodoric worked as a farmer; Owen as a laborer. 1860 U.S. Census, Chalk Level PO, Monegaw Twsp, St. Clair Cnty, MO (M 653, Roll 644, stamped p. 1027).

According to The History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Missouri, p 1149 (St. Joseph, MO; National Historical Co.: 1883):
"THEODORIC SNUFFER *** was married in 1834 to Miss Margaret Baker, a native of Montgomery County, Virginia, and a daughter of Colonel Josiah Baker, an officer in the war of 1776. He [Baker] married Miss Sallie Patton in 1793.
"In 1836 Mr. [and Mrs.] Snuffer came to Missouri and settled in Henry County near the present site of Calhoun, living in this county until the spring of 1838, when he removed to what is now St. Clair County, on the Osage River. His first building was a cabin ten feet square, and in this building he resided until July, 1839. Then he built, with the assistance of neighbors, a log house eighteen feet square. This building still remains on the old homestead. Mr. S. was, at this time, in the prime of vigorous manhood. He commenced farming by clearing and planting a few acres in Indian corn, and each year clearing and breaking a few more acres.
"Mr. and Mrs. Snuffer had five sons and one daughter born to them. Of these the daughter died in infancy, the third son died when four years of age; Cyrus R., the fourth son, was murdered in the Choctaw Nation by a band of outlaws, the leader of which was afterward hanged in Texas; Josiah, the eldest son, died in 1863 at Little Rock, Arkansas, while a soldier under General Price."  
Baker, Margaret (I6313)
 
18 "When Isaac Snuffer was born -- 26 June 1826 -- The Declaration of Independence was 50 years old....***
"Like his brothers and sisters, Isaac was born at the Head of the River in Montgomery County, Va. (now Floyd).
"When he was about 11 years old, his family moved to the head of Rennet Bag Creek in Franklin county, and there he grew to maturity. ***
"After Isaac and Malinda (Rakes) Snuffer were married, 2 March 1848, they ... settled ... alongside her parents in Patrick on Poplar Camp Creek. That's where the census taker found them when he made is rounds in 1850. Isaac was 23, a farmer; Malinda was 20 and illiterate.... [They were parents to 9 children.] ***
"[By 1901] Isaac Snuffer was dead, a victim of 'la grippe,' 12 March 1901. He was 74 years old. The following day he was buried in the family cemetery on the ridge between Glen White and Lester [WV]. *** " Jim Wood, THE SNUFFERS, pp. 143-150.

For a detailed discussion of Isaac and his family, see THE SNUFFERS, Ch's. 13 & 14 (1989).

According to the West Virginia Deaths Index, Isaac Snuffer died 12 Mar 1901 in Serveyor [sic], Raleigh Cnty, WV. He was 78 [sic], married, and a farmer. 
Snuffer, Isaac (I294)
 
19 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, lists Charles C. Russell and Ella May Hastings as the parents of their son, J. Curtiss Russell, 24, who married Betty Jane Samuels, 23, on 16 May 1942 in Allegheny Cnty, PA. Betty's parents were Charles M. Samuels and Eva May Shearer.
According to the marriage license application (dated 30 Apr 1942), J. Curtiss was a Minister, born in Sparland, IL, on 10 Oct 1917, then living in Pittsburgh, PA. His father Charles was a farmer, born in Pontiac, IL. His mother was a housewife, born in Sparland, IL. At the time of the application, they lived in Somonauk [DeKalb Cnty], IL.
The bride-to-be, Betty Jane Samuels, was a clerk who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 3 Jul 1918. Her parents were then living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was a "watchman;" her mother a housewife.
The marriage license was issued 4 May 1942. The couple were married on 16 May 1942.
See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880). 
Samuels, Betty Jane (I13689)
 
20 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, lists Charles C. Russell and Ella May Hastings as the parents of their son, J. Curtiss Russell, 24, who married Betty Jane Samuels, 23, on 16 May 1942 in Allegheny Cnty, PA. Betty's parents were Charles M. Samuels and Eva May Shearer.
According to the marriage license application (dated 30 Apr 1942), J. Curtiss was a Minister, born in Sparland, IL, on 10 Oct 1917, then living in Pittsburgh, PA. His father Charles was a farmer, born in Pontiac, IL. His mother was a housewife, born in Sparland, IL. At the time of the application, they lived in Somonauk [DeKalb Cnty], IL.
The bride-to-be, Betty Jane Samuels, was a clerk who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 3 Jul 1918. Her parents were then living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was a "watchman;" her mother a housewife.
The marriage license was issued 4 May 1942. The couple were married on 16 May 1942.
See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880). 
Russell, J. Curtiss (I13688)
 
21 In a 27 May 1946 Franklin Cnty, PA, application for a marriage license, Elizabeth Jane Diffenderfer, 25, applied to mary William Joseph Devlin, Jr, 25, a plumber. She stated that she was born in Waynesboro, PA, that her mother was Mary Beatrice Haley Thompson and that her father was deceased, both having been born in Latrobe, PA. She further stated that she had had one previous marriage and that her first husband died 28 Mar 1945.
The license [#442] was granted on 30 May 1946. On 1 Jun 1946, Elizabeth Jane and William Joseph were married by a Catholic Priest in St. Andrews Rectory, Waynesboro, PA.
See: "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS6-C5M); citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; LDS film 323,917. 
Thompson, Elizabeth Jane (I12894)
 
22 In late May 1946 his widow, Elizabeth Jane Diffenderfer, 25, applied for a license to marry again. She asserted, among other facts, that she had had one previous marriage and that her first husband died 28 Mar 1945.
See : "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFS6-C5M ; citing Marriage, Pennsylvania, county courthouses, Pennsylvania; LDS film 323,917. 
Diffenderfer, Norman Albertus (I12895)
 
23 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, lists Charles C. Russell and Ella May Hastings as the parents of their son, J. Curtiss Russell, 24, who married Betty Jane Samuels, 23, on 16 May 1942 in Allegheny Cnty, PA. Betty's parents were Charles M. Samuels and Eva May Shearer.
According to the marriage license application (dated 30 Apr 1942), J. Curtiss was a Minister, born in Sparland, IL, on 10 Oct 1917, then living in Pittsburgh, PA. His father Charles was a farmer, born in Pontiac, IL. His mother was a housewife, born in Sparland, IL. At the time of the application, they lived in Somonauk [DeKalb Cnty], IL.
The bride-to-be, Betty Jane Samuels, was a clerk who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 3 Jul 1918. Her parents were then living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was a "watchman;" her mother a housewife.
The marriage license was issued 4 May 1942. The couple were married on 16 May 1942.
See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880). 
Hastings, Ella May (I4353)
 
24 Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, lists Charles C. Russell and Ella May Hastings as the parents of their son, J. Curtiss Russell, 24, who married Betty Jane Samuels, 23, on 16 May 1942 in Allegheny Cnty, PA. Betty's parents were Charles M. Samuels and Eva May Shearer.
According to the marriage license application (dated 30 Apr 1942), J. Curtiss was a Minister, born in Sparland, IL, on 10 Oct 1917, then living in Pittsburgh, PA. His father Charles was a farmer, born in Pontiac, IL. His mother was a housewife, born in Sparland, IL. At the time of the application, they lived in Somonauk [DeKalb Cnty], IL.
The bride-to-be, Betty Jane Samuels, was a clerk who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 3 Jul 1918. Her parents were then living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was a "watchman;" her mother a housewife.
The marriage license was issued 4 May 1942. The couple were married on 16 May 1942.
See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880). 
Russell, Charles Curtis (I4354)
 
25 Daniel M. Zent appears in a list of voters registered between 1900 and 1928 in Tehama Precinct, Tehama Cnty, California. He is listed as a telegraph operator, living in Tehama, and registered as a Repbulican. See: "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968," www.Ancestry.com.

By 1930 he had moved to Los Angeles. He is listed as a registered voter, living at 526 S Union Ave; his occupation is abbreviated as "rptr mn." He is still a registered Republican. No wife is listed. Los Angeles Precinct No 787, Los Angeles County, CA (1930); in "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, www.Ancestry.com.

In 1932 Daniel M. Zent registered in San Fernando City, Prct 3, Los Angeles Cnty, CA. He again registered as a Republican. His address was 1507 5th St. Living with him at the same address was "Mrs Sadie V. Zent," registered as a Democrat. "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968"; at www.Ancestry.com.

In 1939, Daniel M. Zent, a "Repeaterman" [telegraph operator] living at 928 Irving, registered to vote as a Republican. No wife is listed. Prct 61, Index to Register, San Francisco City & Cnty (1939); in "California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968"; www.Ancestry.com.
 
Zent, Daniel M. (I10661)
 
26 Anna Magdalena's husband's will may be found in Frederick County Will Book GM#3, pp. 422-425.

The will bequeaths "unto my well beloved wife Magdalena all my estate both real and personal during her life or as long as she lives my widow -- but if she should marry then she shall have one hundred acres of land ... my said wife is to have the old house and garden and two milk cows and [illegible] for her use during her natural life but if she dies the said hundred acres of land is [sic] to be divided amongst my five children George Barbara Mary Elisabeth [sic] and Salome but if my said wife should not marry again she is to live with her son George in the brick house and she is to have one room and kitchen and [?] the black girl for her maid but after my wifes [sic] decease the black girl named Jine shall belong to my son George and to his heirs forever but my said son George is to give to my said wife twelve bushels of wheat and three bushels of rye yearly...." 
Bachman, Anna Magdalena (I2876)
 
27 In her pamphlet «i»The Dick Family of Wayne County, Kentucky«/i», p. 5 (1980), Nora Jones Hickam wrote:
"Osha [Dick] ... married R.P. Tate, who was from Tennessee. In 1880 they were living in Wayne County, and Braxton [his father-in-law] boarded in their home...."

June B. Bork, WAYNE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, VITAL RECORDS, WILLS 1802-1909 and THE DICK FAMILY, p. 201 (1983), writes: "Osha or Ocean Dick was born in Wayne on 4 April 1852 and married by 1880 to J.R.P. Tate." 
Tate, J. R. P. (I1280)
 
28 The 1910 census lists "Chrystal M" Snouffer, born in Oklahoma, the 4-yr old daughter of Archibald and Lydia Snouffer, living with her parents and 5 siblings. 1910 U.S. Census, Dirigo Twsp, Grant Cnty, OK (T 624, Roll 1253, stamped p. 180).

The 1920 census shows "Bluebell," a 14 year old daughter of Archibald and Lydia Snouffer, living at home with her sister Cora, 31, her brother Harry, 19, and his wife Lela, also 19. 1920 U.S. Census, Dirigo Twsp, Grant Cnty, OK (T 625, Roll 1460, stamped p. 171)(the Ancestry.com indexer has her name as "Bluchell").

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

In 1937 BlueBell applied for a Social Security number. Her application (dated 9 Sep 1937; and assigning SSN # 447-07-7258) stated that her name as "BlueBell Chrystole Mae Snouffer," that she was born 23 Oct 1905 in Deer Creek, OK, that her parents were "A. T. Snouffer" and "Lydia Snouffer," that she was not then employed, and that she was living in Blackwell, OK. [The handwriting difference between the signature and the printing on the form is remarkable; enough so that one could conclude that the hand printed information was filled in by a clerk and the form signed by BlueBell.)

According to the Social Security Death Index, "Blue" Griffin (SSN 447-07-7258; issued in Oklahoma) was b. 23 Oct 1905 and d. Sep 1971 in Blackwell, Kay Cnty, OK. 
Snouffer, Bluebell Chrystal Mae (I3943)
 
29 "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958" lists her name as "Susan Ann Rogers." Rogers, Julia Ann (I635)
 
30 "A Confederate solider, George Thomas Snuffer was killed in the Battle of Malvern Hill in 1862." THE SNUFFERS, p. 55. Snuffer, George Thomas (I6318)
 
31 "A marriage record for Jacob Snauffer has not been located. It is presumed that his marriage took place in Pennsylvania, probably Berks County, and that the mother of his three children was Catherine, otherwise unidentified. 'Catherin' is named as his wife in a deed made in Montgomery County, Va. 11 April 1808." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 62, citing Montgomery Deed Book D, p. 577)

The 1790 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania lists her husband as "Snauffer, Jacob", living in Berks County, Robeson Township. The census lists 1 "free white male" over 16 [Jacob], 1 under 16 [son John], and 3 "free white females" [wife Catharin and daughters Polly and Caty]. 1790 U.S. Census, Robeson twsp, Berks Cnty, PA (M 637, Roll 8, stamped p. 116). Also see HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790, PENNSYLVANIA, p. 41 (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1966).

The 1810 census does not list Catharin by name, but it does reflect that only one female was living with head of household "Jacob Snuffer." 1810 U.S. Census, Montgomery Cnty, VA (M 252, Roll 70, stamped p. 79). 
Catharin (I291)
 
32 "A. Clatyon" is buried in Krider's (St. Benjamin's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Westminster, MD, in sec. A, row 5, lot 8. Vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 69 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD: 1999).
 
Bell, Arthur Clayton (I5606)
 
33 "Abner" and his sister Verna were twins; the birth date derives from his twin sister's Social Security Death Index listing.

Joseph was a veteran of WW II and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. See www.wwiimemorial.com (accessed Jan 2006). 
Snouffer, Joseph Bernard ("Abner") Jr. (I2773)
 
34 "About Christopher Schnauffer...little is known. He was not born in Renningen, at least he does not appear in the church birth [baptism] register. He may have been born during the voyage to America, or shortly after the ship's arrival [in 1751] at Philadelphia. *** Christopher, who appears to have never married, made his will 29 May 1796. It was probated the following 14 November.... Christopher was approximately 45 years old when he died." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 79.)

The 1790 Maryland census does not list Christopher, perhaps because he may have been living with his brother John. The census does list "John Snuffer" as a resident of Frederick County; it lists him as head of the family and states that there were 2 "free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families," 2 "free white males under 16 years," 6 "free white females" living in the home, and finally that there were no slaves living with the family. 1790 U.S. Census, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 637, Roll 3, p. 179); see also, HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 - MARYLAND, p. 60 (Genealogical Pub. Co. 1977). If those numbers are accurate then there must have been another male over 16 living with the family -- perhaps John's brother Christopher, who was single. Mr. Wood states: "John Snouffer was the only Snouffer of any spelling enumerated in the 1790 Maryland census. He was listed as a resident of Frederick County." (THE SNUFFERS, p. 80) Of course, only heads of household were listed by name in the 1790 census, so Christopher's name would not have appeared in that census.

Christopher's will is filed in Frederick County Will Book, GM #3, pp. 145-146. He bequeathed "unto my brother John Snouffer [sic] all that part of a tract of land called Kemps Friends[;] also all that part of a tract of land called Valley and Hills, Tom & Wills lying in Frederick County aforesaid which said two tracts or parcels of land was [sic] left me by the last will and testament of my late father Michael Snoffer [sic].... I also devise and bequeath unto my said brother John Snoffer all the residue of my estate as well real and personal...."

The will's scriviner recorded that the will was "signed sealed published and declared" on 19 May 1796 by "Christopher Snoffer the testator." Christopher's signature, however, is difficult to decipher; it appears as "Christophel Schnaufner."

According to Patricia A. Andersen, "Frederick County Wills, Liber GM#3," vol. 19, Western Maryland Genealogy, p. 21 (2003), the will was "Signed in German Script, 29 May 1796, Christophel Schnoufer [sic], before Joshua Cooksy, Philip Werbel by his mark and Jacob Grammar. Will presented [admitted to probate] 14 November 1796 by Philip Werble and Jacob Grammar, who made oath regarding witnessing will." 
Schnauffer, Christopher (I48)
 
35 "Ada M. Bell" is buried in Krider's (St. Benjamin's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Westminster, MD, in sec. A, row 5, lot 7. Vol. 5, part 1, CARROLL COUNTY CEMETERIES, p. 69 (Carroll County Genealogical Soc'y, Westminster, MD: 1999) Myers, Ada Mary (I5511)
 

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