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Richard Thomas  Snouffer

Richard Thomas Snouffer

Male 1849 - 1924  (75 years)

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  • Name Richard Thomas Snouffer  [1
    Born 25 Jan 1849  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1924  Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6
    Buried 4 Apr 1924  St. Mary's Episcopal Cem, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I1654  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 18 May 2010 

    Father Capt. Joshua Jacob Snouffer,   b. 24 Feb 1825, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1906, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Shankle,   b. 28 May 1828, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1915, Yellow Springs, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Notes 
    • J.J. Snouffer and Mary A. Shankle, the parents of Richard Thomas Snouffer, did not marry. Rather, J.J. married another woman and left the state of Maryland.

    Family ID F579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline ("Carrie") Ginneman,   b. 12 Sep 1852, Ellicott City, Howard Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1932, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1872  Middletown, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Nellie E. Snouffer,   b. 1873, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Winfield Snouffer,   b. 22 Oct 1874, Ellicott City, Howard Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1932, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Charles R. Snouffer,   b. 12 Jan 1878, Ellicott City, Howard Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1932, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. Sadie R. Snouffer,   b. Dec 1880, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Benjamin Franklin Snouffer,   b. 24 Mar 1882, Ellicott City, Howard Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1962, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Hattie May Snouffer,   b. 30 May 1884, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1968  (Age 83 years)
     7. John Albert Snouffer,   b. 12 Aug 1886, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1948, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Stanley Leeonus Snouffer,   b. 10 Feb 1889, Ellicott City, Howard Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1978, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. George Mitchell Snouffer,   b. 28 Jan 1893, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1987, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard was an illegitimate child of Joshua Jacob Snouffer, born to a prostitute, Mary Shankle, shortly before "JJ" left Maryland and moved to Iowa.

      The 1850 Maryland census reported Richard Snouffer as a 1-yr old boy living with the following people: "Ellen Mulhorn, F, 39; Mary A. Philby, F, 15; Mary A. Shankle, F, 22; Ellen Draper, F, 18; and Mary A. Stonebraker, F, 41." There is no indication of the occupation of these women because column 7 of the census only collected information on the "Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age." All members of the household had been born in Maryland. 1850 U.S.Census, Frederick twsp, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 432, Roll 292, stamped p. 52, lines 4-9).

      In 1860 the census lists "Rich Snuffer," 12 years old, living with Mary, a 29-yr old female, occupation "Prostitute," Nelly [sic] Linton, a 46-yr old female whose occupation is listed as "Bawdy House," and another 12 year old male, James Graley. 1860 U.S. Census, Frederick, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 653, Roll 475, stamped p. 710).

      The 1870 census shows Richard T. as a 21-yr old male, working as a "Cooper," and living in the home of 2 women, Ellen [sic] Linton, aged 56, who was "Keeping House," and Ellen Rippeon, 38, "At Home." 1870 U.S. Census, 6th Ward, Frederick City, Frederick Cnty, MD (M 593, Roll 586, stamped p. 141). [Based on ages, it appears that these two Ellens (whose last names are hard to read) were the Ellen Mulhouse and Ellen Draper listed in the 1850 census.]

      In 1880 the census shows "Snauffer, Rich F," a 31 year old "Cooper," living with his wife Caroline, 28, and children Nellie, William, Charles and Sadie. 1880 U.S. Census, Dist. 1, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD (T 9, Roll 495, stamped p. 406).

      The 1900 census reports Richard, 51 yrs old, born in Maryland in Jan 1849, working as a cooper, and living with his wife Carrie, 48, and 7 children: William W, Ella, Frank, Albert, "Stanly," Mitchell and Hattie. 1900 U.S. Census, 12th Ward, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD (T 623, Roll 612, stamped p. 287).

      The 1920 census lists Richard T, 70, a widower, living with his son William, 45, and wife Ella, 48, his son Charles, 42, and grand-daughter Pearl Orem, 19, and her 11-month old son, "Lorraine" Orem. 1920 U.S. Census, 12th Ward, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD (T 625, Roll 658, stamped p. 148).

      Richard's death certificate (City of Baltimore, Health Department, No. D 85504 [2 Apr 1924]), states that his father was "Joshua Snouffer" and that is mother's name was "unknown." The certificate asserts that Richard was born 25 Jan 1849, he was a "laborer" and was married to "Caroline C. Snouffer." The information was provided by his son, William W. Snouffer, who had resided with Richard at 312 W. 28th St., Baltimore. The certificate states that Richard died about 7 p.m. on 1 Apr 1924 and that the cause of death was "exhaustion" from which he had suffered for a "few days."

      Obituary, The Baltimore Sun, p. 20 (2 April 1924):
      "SNOUFFER - On April 1, 1924, RICHARD T., aged 75 years, husband of Caroline C. Snouffer.
      "Funeral from the residence of his son, Mr. William W. Snouffer, 312 West Twenty-eighth street, on Friday, April 4, at 8:30 A.M.; thence to SS. Philip and James' Church, where a Requiem Mass will be said for the repose of his soul at 9 A.M. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hampden."

      Barbara Hacker Allshouse reports that Richard is buried in Lot 15, Sec. J, St. Mary's Cemetery, Hampden, MD.

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] Hoover, Susan|, Susan Brown & David Hoover, Email Reports: "Ginneman.txt"; "Gertrude.pdf"; "BFSnouffer.pdf", (Susan & David Hoover, Email: Toky@aol.com : 12 May 2004; and subsequent Email reports).

    2. [S530] MD Census 1850, Frederick twsp, Maryland, Frederick Cnty, Frederick Twsp, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), p. 52.

    3. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate, Baltimore, MD # D 85504.

    4. [S211] Barbara Hacker|, Barbara Hacker, (Reports to Wm.C.Snouffer : Jun 2000; Feb. 2004; Mar 2005; June 2007).

    5. [s559] MD Census 1900, Balt|, Maryland, Baltimore, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 612, p. 287).

    6. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).