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Katherine ("Kate") J. Collier

Katherine ("Kate") J. Collier

Female 1863 - 1933  (70 years)

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  • Name Katherine ("Kate") J. Collier  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Nickname Kate 
    Born 24 Feb 1863  Atalissa, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Female 
    AFN L7BC-G2 
    Died 28 Apr 1933  Muscatine, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 11, 12
    Buried Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, Scott Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 13, 14
    Person ID I519  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 21 May 2014 

    Father Col. Alfred D. Collier,   b. Abt 1841, Wyoming, Muscatine Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Virginia ("Jennie") H. Perry,   b. 1840, Stark Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Y  [5, 7
    Family ID F498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank Keith Snouffer,   b. 22 Apr 1862, Baltimore, Baltimore Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1931, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1891  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Iona Gertrude Snouffer,   b. May 1892, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1969, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Duane Hayden Snouffer,   b. 17 Sep 1893, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1968, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Katherine 'Kate' Collier Snouffer (Aug 2011)
    Katherine "Kate" Collier Snouffer (Aug 2011)

  • Notes 
    • THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, p. 658 (Western Historical Co., Chicago; 1878) provides:
      "COLLIER, A. D., attorney at law, .... born in Wyoming, Muscatine Co., Iowa. *** Married Jennie H. Perry; she was born in Stark Co., Ill.; they have four children -- Katie J., Libbie A., Wm. S. and Alfred D., Jr."

      At the time of the 1900 census, Kate's mother and brother were living with her and her husband Frank and children. 1900 U.S. Census, 4th Ward, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 140).

      The 1920 census lists Kate, 56, living with her husband Frank, 57, and daughter Iona Lemon, 28, and her daughter Alyce Jane, 2 1/2, and son Duane, 26, and his wife Addie, 21. 1920 U.S. Census, 14th Precinct, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 625, Roll 500, stamped p. 119).

      In 1930 Katherine was living with her son Duane in California. The 1930 census lists Duane H. Snouffer, 34, an accountant with "Light & Power," living with his wife Addie, 28, a "beauty operator" in a "Beauty Shop," his mother Katherine, 67, and a niece, Lois Lemon, 6. 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Cnty, CA (T 626, Roll 154, stamped p. 80).

      Kate's death certificate records that she died 28 Apr 1933 at home in Muscatine, IA; that she was born 24 Feb 1863 in Atalissa, IA; that she was the daughter of Col. A.D. Collier, born in Iowa, and Virginia H. Perry, born in Illinois. IA Dep't of Health, Div. of Vital Statistics, cert # C70-9097 (information provided by her daughter Gertrude Lemon).

      Scott County, IA records created by the WPA in the 1930s list names of those buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, IA, and include: "Snouffer Kate J 1863 1933". See: http://iowawpagraves.org/ (accessed Mar 2011).
    • Obituary, The Davenport [IA] Democrat and Leader, p. 21 (30 Apr 1933):
      "Masucatine, IA., April 29. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine J. Snuffer [sic], aged 70 years, who died Friday night [28 Apr] in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Lemon ... will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon [1 May].... Burial will be private in the Fairmount mausoleum, Davenport.
      "Mrs. Snouffer was born in Atalissa [IA], Feb. 24, 1863, the daughter of Col. A. D. Collier and Virginia H. Perry Collier. She had made her home in Cedar Rapids and Los Angeles, Calif., prior to coming here three years ago to live with her daughter. She was married to Fank K. Snouffer in Cedar Rapids, June 16, 1891. He died May 20 [sic], 1931.
      "Surviving are a son, Duane H. Snouffer, Los Angeles, the daughter, Mrs. Lemon; a brother, William S. Collier, Cedar Rapids, and two grandchildren."

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [S165] Linn County History|, Anonymous, THE HISTORY OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA, (Western Historical Co.; Chicago, IL : 1878), p. 658.

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Katherine J Collier; 30 Apr 1933).

    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. [S77] Linn County Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), (pp. 476-478).

    6. [S42] Jewell - Snouffers|, Carol Snouffer Jewell, "Snouffer, Schnauffer, Newens of Germany, IA, 1523-1997" (Nov 1999), (Family Tree Maker, "World Family Tree," CD-ROM database (vol. 54, tree 2400), Cambridge, MA; The Learning Company, Inc. : 2000).

    7. [S714] Ancestry Tree - Schultz|, Laurel Schultz, Schultz Family Tree, (Laurel Schultz; www.Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/16182970/listofallpeople).

    8. [S58] LDS Ancestral File|, "Ancestral File" , (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT).

    9. [S78] IA Census 1900, CR, 4-WD, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 4th Ward, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 444, p. 140).

    10. [S87] IA Census 1920, CR, 14-P, Iowa, Linn Cnty, Cedar Rapids, 14th Precinct, 1920 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T625, Roll 500, p. 119).

    11. [S458] Birth / Death Certificate|, (Birth or Death Certificate of Individual Named; see the individual's Notes).

    12. [S1038] IA Death Records, 1921-1940|, Anonymous, Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940, (State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2531337?collectionNameFilter=false).

    13. [S733] WPA - IA |, Work Projects Administration, "Iowa Graves Survey," 1930s , (Work Projects Admin., Washington, D.C.; http://iowawpagraves.org).

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

    16. [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, pp. 119A.