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Minnie  Matthews

Minnie Matthews

Female 1899 - 1989  (90 years)

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  • Name Minnie Matthews  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 23 Oct 1899  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Nov 1989  Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried Forest Lawn Cem, Greensboro, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I2190  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 31 May 2010 

    Family 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) 
    Married 9 Nov 1918  Rockingham Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 9
    Children 
     1. Charles Richard Snouffer,   b. 23 Jun 1920, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1989, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Evelyn Marie Snouffer,   b. 5 Jul 1922, Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2010, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. William Winfield Snouffer,   b. 28 May 1924, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1985, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Ruby Snouffer,   b. 14 Jun 1925, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 2004, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Geraldine Snouffer,   b. 15 Jan 1928, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Gladys Virginia Snouffer,   b. 22 Jul 1932, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 2001, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Helen P. Snouffer,   b. 20 Apr 1934, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Ruth Ann Snouffer,   b. 7 Oct 1935, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 2007, Titusville, Brevard Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Esther Fay Snouffer,   b. 23 Jan 1937, Greensboro, Guilford Cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2016 17:09:58 
    Family ID F786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1940 census lists George M. Snouffer, 48, living with his wife Minnie, 40, and the following children: Charlie R, 20; Evelyn, 18; William, 15; Ruby, 14; Geraldine, 12; Gladys, 8; Helen, 6; Ruth Ann, 4; and Esther, 3. George and daughter Evelyn were born in Maryland; all the others, in North Carolina. George was a retail grocery merchant and his son Charlie was the shop keeper. George's brother Benjamin F Snouffer, 58, also lived in the family home, as did Minnie's father William A Matthews and her brother Marlin Matthews. 1940 U.S. Census, Hamtown, Guilford Cnty, NC (T 627, Roll 2920, stamped p. 990 B).
    • The following article appeared in the Greensboro, NC, News Record (5 Aug 2005):

      Few Snouffers in 'Snouffer Town'
      By Jim Schlosser

      GREENSBORO -- When students gathered to board school buses at old Jesse Wharton School on Pisgah Church Road, a driver would holler "Snouffer Town Bus now loading."

      Nearly all the children who jumped aboard were named Snouffer.

      They lived in what was called "Snouffer Town," a stretch of North Church Street between Charles Street and Denny Road. It was stocked with Snouffers from the 1940s through the 1980s, when numbers began declining. A house fire on July 25 [2005] drove two more Snouffers away, leaving only two.

      The Snouffer Town's patriarch was George Snouffer (pronounced "snoffer"), who died in 1987 at 94. He came from Baltimore early in the 20th century and hobbled through life on a stiff leg that the family says resulted either from an accident at Cone Mills or from childhood polio. ***

      In the '30s, George opened an upholstery shop and mattress company in Snouffer Town. The mattress company closed in the 1990s, but the upholstery shop continues under Sonji Snouffer Setzer, a granddaughter of George and his wife, Minnie.

      George and Minnie raised nine children in a house on Iris Place, just off Church. Not far from where the house stood, neighborhood residents enjoy a small park on land George Snouffer donated to the city. ***

      (See: www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050808/NEWSREC0101/508080307/1005/NEWSREC02010301 [accessed 5 Apr 2006].)

  • Sources 
    1. [S979] NC Census 1940, Guilford|, Guilford County, North Carolina, 1940 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T627, Roll 2920, p. 990 B).

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

    3. [S207] Schlosser|, Jim Schlosser, "Few Snouffers in 'Snouffer Town'", (News-Record, Greensboro, NC : 8 Aug 2005).

    4. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (William W Snouffer; 10 Aug 1985).

    5. [S281] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    6. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

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

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

    9. [S981] NC Marriage Records|, North Carolina, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2004, (North Carolina Registers of Deeds, NC State Archives, Raleigh, NC; online database, http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60548).