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Anna Matilda ("Tillie") Snouffer

Anna Matilda ("Tillie") Snouffer

Female 1868 - 1959  (91 years)

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  • Name Anna Matilda ("Tillie") Snouffer  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Tillie 
    Born 15 Mar 1868  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 6 Jan 1895  First Lutheran Ch, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Education - Music teacher; pianist 
    Died 29 May 1959  Hull, Sioux Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 8
    Buried 2 Jun 1959  Oak Hill Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8, 9
    Person ID I28  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 18 May 2014 

    Father William Ignatius Snouffer,   b. 6 Feb 1831, Emmitsburg, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1912, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Julia A. Keith,   b. 4 Feb 1831, Hanover, York Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1914, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1853  near Baltimore, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1870 Iowa census records "Mitilda" [sic] as a 2-yr old girl, born in Iowa, living with her parents and siblings. 1870 U.S.Census, 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (M 593, Roll 405, stamped p. 53).

      The 1880 census lists Anna living at home with her parents and siblings; it reports that she is 10 [sic; 12] years old and is "at school." 1880 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 98) [LDS Film 1254351].

      In 1900 the census shows that Matilda, a music teacher, lived with her parents William I. and Julia A. Snouffer, and that they lived just 5 houses away from her sister Josephine, her husband James Baker, and niece Maude. 1900 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 91).

      The 1910 census shows "Matilda" born Mar 1868, 32 years old and single, living with her parents, William I. and Julia A. Snouffer. 1910 U.S.Census, 3d Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 91)[although the census reads "Snouffer," an indexer classified the name as "Snauffer"].

      The 1920 census lists "Matilda" as a 36 [sic] year old music teacher sharing a house with another couple. (It would appear that Tillie dropped 10 years or so from her age.) 1920 U.S. Census, 17th Precinct, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 181).

      The Iowa City Press-Citizen, p. 12 (8 Sep 1921), reported the memorial service for Maurice H. Taylor, and noted:
      "Beautiful and impressive music also [was] featured [at] the service. The Welsh Quartette sang three selections and Miss Edna Lewis sang a solo, 'God Cares.' Miss Lewis was accompanied by Miss Tillie Snouffer of Cedar Rapids, who played the music for the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor years ago. Miss Snouffer played 'The Venetian Love Song' as the funeral procession entered the room and 'Good Night' was played as the sorrowing ones left the scene of the services...."

      The 1930 census lists "Matilda A" Snouffer as a 52 year old music teacher, having her own studio, living in Cedar Rapids. (Tillie appears to continue portraying herself as 10 years younger than she was.) 1930 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, 19th Prct, Linn Cnty, IA (T 626, Roll 665, ED 64, p. 21B).
    • Burial Notice, The Cedar Rapids [IA] Gazette, p. 2 (31 May 1959):
      "Snouffer Services. Services for A. Matilda Snouffer, former Cedar Rapids resident, who died at Hull, Ia., will be conducted ... at 10:30 Tuesday [2 Jun].... Burial: Oak Hill...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Cedar Rapids Gazette|, Cedar Rapids Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA), Oct. 1943.

    2. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    3. [S8] IA Census 1920, CR, 5-P|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 5th Precinct, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), T625, R500, p. 181B.

    4. [S37] Ancestry Tree - Mann|, James D. Hug, "Mann_2011-12-09", (Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/33020986/listofallpeople).

    5. [S455] IA Census 1870, CR, 4-WD|, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 4th Ward, 1870 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), Series M593, Roll 405, p. 53.

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

    7. [S460] IA Census 1900, CR, 3-WD |, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 3d Ward, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 444, p. 91).

    8. [S69] Cedar Rapids Lutheran|, "Church Records", (First Lutheran Church, 1000 Third Ave, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403).

    9. [S83] Cem - Oak Hill, Cedar Rapids, IA|, Genealogical Soc'y of Linn Cnty, IA, "Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Oak Hill", (Genealogical Society of Linn Cnty, IA, PO Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 (2001)), p. 145.

    10. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., p.81.

    11. [S18] Cedar Rapids, IA, newspaper|, Article on W.I.Snouffer & Julia K.Snouffer's golden wedding anniversary, (Cedar Rapids newspaper : 1903).