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Benjamin Oscar Snuffer

Benjamin Oscar Snuffer

Male 1868 - 1945  (76 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Oscar Snuffer  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Nickname Ben 
    Born 10 Feb 1868  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Education - School teacher 
    Occupation Extraction - Commercial Fisherman 
    Died 1 Jan 1945  Salem, Marion Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 6 Jan 1945  OR State Hospital Memorial, Salem, Marion Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I15005  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 

    Father Burrell V. Snuffer,   b. Abt 1830, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane Hines,   b. Abt 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F5600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leilah Rugeley,   b. Dec 1872, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1940  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1892  Montague Cnty, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Bryan Oscar Snuffer,   b. 15 Apr 1896, Sheridan, Yamhill Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1967, Tillamook, Tillamook Cnty, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F5602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1870 census lists his father, "Snuffer, B. V.," 40, born in TN, living with his wife "Nancy J.," 38, born in KY, and 3 Texas-born children: "Charity E.," 5; "Benjamin," 4; and "Otis," 2. 1870 U.S. Census, Prct 2, Pilot Point P.O., Denton Cnty, TX (M 593, Roll 1582, stamped p. 164).
    • The 1880 census records his father "Burril" Snuffer, 49, and wife "Nancy," 46, living with 5 children: Charity, 14; Benjamin, 13; Otis, 10; John, 9; and Alfred, 5. All the children were born in TX. 1880 U.S. Census, Prct 8, Denton Cnty, TX (T 9, Roll 1300, ED 109, stamped pp. 206-C, 206-D).
    • In 1900 "Snuffer, Benjamin O," 32, born Feb 1868 in Texas, was living with his wife "Lailah," 27, born Dec 1872 in Alabama, and a son "Bryan O," 4, born Apr 1896 in Oregon. Both Ben and Lailah were school teachers. 1900 U.S. Census, Union Prct, Tillamook Cnty, OR (T 623, ED 76, stamped p. 196).
    • The 1910 census lists "Snuffer Benjamin O," 42, born in "Kentucky," married for 16 years, and employed as a life insurance agent. No wife is listed as living with him. 1910 U.S. Census, Myrtle Creek Prct, Douglas Cnty, OR (T 624, Roll 1280, ED 88, stamped p. 183)(the page is labeled as a "Myrtle Creek town Supplement" and seems to record 3 families, and three people apparently living alone, including Ben Snuffer).
    • By 1920 "Snuffer, Ben," 51, born in TX, a "bachelor, " was living alone, classified as single rather than widowed. He was self-employed in "fishing on the river." 1920 U.S. Census, Kern Prct, Lincoln Cnty, OR (T 625, Roll 1495, ED 270, stamped p. 121).
    • In 1940 Benjamin O. Snuffer, 71, a widower, was still living alone in the small town of Kernville, south of Lincoln City, OR. 1940 U.S. Census, Kern Twsp, Lincoln Cnty, OR (T 627, Roll 3370, ED 12-13, stamped p. 56). His son Bryan and family lived north of him in Tillamook, OR.
    • His Oregon Death Certificate (OR # 429; filed 2 Feb 1945) indicates that he was born 10 Feb 1868 in Texas and died 1 Jan 1945 at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Or. Cause of death was "senile exhaustion."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1109] TX Census 1870, Denton|, Denton Cnty, TX, Denton Cnty, TX, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M 593, Roll 1582, p. 164).

    2. [S1112] TX Marriages, County Index, 1837-1965|, Texas counties, Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, (Online database, https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183).

    3. [S1113] OR Births, Select - 1868-1929, Anonymous, Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929, (Online database, https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60106).

    4. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate, (OR Death Cert 429; filed 2 Feb 1945).

    5. [S821] OR Death Index, 1898-2008|, Anonymous, Oregon Death Index, 1898-2008, (Oregon State Library; Online database, https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5254), (Indexed as "Ben Snoffer").

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 87453347.