<-- Return to Snodgrass Source Book for Missouri
(formed in 1831 from Monroe)
1850 - 1860 census transcription - NS
1900 soundex - yes
1910 miracode - yes
Audrain Cemeteries & Monroe Cemeteries (Ray) NS
Cemetery Records, vol. 1-5 (Gallagher) NS
Cemeteries--Pleasant Grove; Pisgah (Roberts) NS
Cemeteries (DAR) ?
Cemetery books in library in Mexico, MO, vol. 1-5 - NS
Skull Lick Cemetery (Ray) NS
Funeral Records, Grainger Furniture & Undertaking, Laddonia,
Audrain Co., MO 1890-1945 (Kistler) NS
HISTORY & GENEALOGY
History of Audrain Co., MO (Nat. Hist. Co.--1884) NS
1918 Atlas - NS
Index to deeds, Bk. 9, Jan 1888-Sep 1890 (in courthouse) NS
Civil War Soldiers Discharge Papers (MM-17) NS
Military discharge book in courthouse, first book 1; second book 1
(checked to 1964); third book 1 - NS
The Vandalia Leader (microfilm at Columbia) yes
Abstracts of Wills, Bonds & Admins., Book A, 1838-1856 (MP-25) NS
Probate records (in courthouse)
Marriages, 1836-1879 (Ellsberry) yes
Marriage books (in courthouse) yes
22 Dec 1870 -- Mrs. Nancy A. Snodgrass married Harrison S. Bodkin, both of
lawful age, both of Audrain Co.; by J. B. Leachman, JP
1900 Audrain Co MO Census
Cuivre Twp., 3-3-7-86:
Hiram Snodgrass 40-M-OH Nov 1860 m.15y, miner, o.h.f.
Mary M. Snodgrass 40-F-IL Dec 1859 wife, 3 ch, 2 liv
Anna M. Snodgrass 14-F-MO May 1886 daughter
Pearl Snodgrass 12-F-MO Aug 1887 daughter
[vss - Hiram Calvin Snodgrass s/o John Stephens Snodgrass, s/o Lemuel &
Jane (Stephens) - see 1870 Brown Co KS, 1860 Washington Co OH]
1910 Audrain Co MO Census/Miracode
Vandalia Twp., 3-3-390:
Hiram Snodgrass 50-M-OH
1920 Audrain Co MO Census/Soundex
Hiram C. Snodgrass 60-M-OH
Mary M. Snodgrass 58-F-IL wife
Anna Mae Snodgrass 33-F-MO daughter
29 Jan 1926 -- Frank Snodgrass of Bloomington, McLean Co., IL,
married Teenicie E. Glenn of Slater, Saline Co., MO.
20 Oct 1928 -- Probate Records: Will of Hiram C. Snodgrass.
Know All Men By These Presents.
That I, Hiram C. Snodgrass, of Vandalia, Audrain County, Missouri, do
hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner
and form following:
First: I direct that all of my just debts and funeral expenses be paid
as soon after my decease as conveniently can be done.
Second: I give and bequesth to my daughter, Anna Mae Snodgrass,
of Vandalia, Missouri, the sum of one dollar ($1.00).
Third: I give and bequesth to my daughter, Rosetta Pearl Brouhard,
of Burbank, California, the sum of one dollar ($1.00).
Fourth: All of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real,
personal, or mixed, of which I may die seized or possessed, or to which I
may be entitled at the time of my decease, I give, devise and bequeath to my
beloved wife, Mary M. Snodgrass, to have and to hold the same to herself
absolutely and forever, but after her death, the remainder or residue, if
any, I direct shall be divided equally between my daughters, Anna Mae
Snodgrass and Rosetta Pearl Brouhard.
And Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my wife, Mary M. Snodgrass,
to be the Executrix of this, my last will and testament, without bond,
revoking and annulling all former wills by me made, and ratifying and
confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 20th
day of October 1928.
Hiram C. Snodgrass
Witnesses: Arthur Williams & Wm. Daniel.
Proved: 22 Jul 1936.
His inventory, dated 23 Jul 1936, included not only land in Audrain Co., MO,
but also the SE 1/4 of S3-T16N-R6W in Kingfisher Co., OK, the one-half
16 Jul 1936 -- From The Vandalia Leader (Thursday):
Hiram C. Snodgrass Dies After Long Illness
Hiram Calvin Snodgrass died at his home here Saturday night about
11 o'clock after an illness which had extended over a number of years.
He was a native of Ohio, and came to Vandalia many years ago when coal
and other minerals were discovered here. He was one of the men who had been
vitally interested and responsible for the vast resources which underlie
our community was developed. He was one of the organizers of the Standard
Coal Co., which did such flourishing business here when the conditions for
mining coal were better than at present. He was a man who labored hard and
saved his earnings, investing in city properties which he lived to see worth
more than he gave when he purchased them. He was always energetic and thrifty
and in the last few years of his life took chances at work that resulted in
injuries, which greatly incapacitated him. Several months he wrestled with
injuries in the hospital and was slowly recovering. His recent illness was
more malignant and his death was expected.
He was married to Miss Mary A. Farnsworth Feb. 8, 1885, to which union
three children were born, one, Clarence, dying in infancy.
His funeral was conducted from the Methodist church by the pastor,
Rev. Arnold Tulloh, and interment was in the Vandalia cemetery.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Miss Anna Mary at home,
and Mrs. Pearl Brohard of Los Angeles, Cal., who has been here for the
past month at her father's bedside; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gayle Ayers and
Marion Bronhard of Los Angeles; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Turnbull of this city,
Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, Mrs. Rose Tuneson, Mrs. Rachel Rice; one brother,
George Snodgrass of Oklahoma, and a number of other relatives.
We extend our sympathy to the bereaved families in their sorrow.
7 Sep 1940 -- Clay Cole Snodgrass, age 30, of Centertown, Cole Co., MO,
married Edith Schmidt, age 23, of Jefferson City, Cole Co., MO.
6 Feb 1945 -- From Mexico, Missouri, Ledger:
Vandalia Woman Dies Here Tuesday
Mrs. Mary Snodgrass of Vandalia died at the Audrain hospital Tuesday
morning at 9:30 o'clock, and the body was taken to Vandalia for burial.
Mrs. Snodgrass was born December 25, 1860. She has been a patient at
the hospital since Jan. 16. A daughter, Mrs. Pearl Traynor of Vandalia survives.
8 Feb 1945 -- From The Vandalia Leader:
The Peaceful end came to the life and activities of Mrs. Mary C.
Snodgrass, age 84 years, in the Audrain hospital, Tuesday, Feb. 6, after she
had entered a few days before. Her condition has been growing worse for
some time and it has been known that she could not survive. Her death was
expected. Mrs. Snodgrass was a native of Spencerburg, the daughter of
Thornton and Hannah Farnsworth. She was united in marriage to Hiram C.
Snodgrass in 1884 and two children were born to this union. Her life has
been spent in Pike County until they moved to Vandalia where she resided
until her death. She was a lady of rare sympathies and was greatly beloved.
She was a devout Methodist and to this faith and teaching she was constant
and true. During her health she was faithful in her attendance and with her
Funeral services will be held from the Smith Funeral Home Friday
afternoon by Rev. K. T. Davis. Interment in Vandalia Cemetery.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Drainer<sic> and
Miss Anna Mae, both of the home, one brother, G. M. Farnsworth of
Overland, Mo., and many other relatives and a host of friends.
We join with the friends of the departed in extending our sympathies
to the bereaved.
1946 -- Probate File #382: Will of Mary M. Snodgrass:
Daughter - Rosetta Pearl Traynor of Curryville, Pike Co., MO = $1.00
Daughter - Anna Mae Snodgrass = everything else.
Died 6 Feb 1945 in Mexico, MO.
2 Jun 1957 -- Frances E. Snodgrass, age 20, of Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO,
married John T. Hagan, age 24, of Mexico, Audrain Co., MO.
[vss - d/o Robert E. - see his obit 1981 Jackson Co MO]
25 Mar 1961 -- Lawrence Earl Snodgrass, age 24, of Palmyra, Marion Co., MO,
married Carol Ann Crist, age 15, of Ewing, Lewis Co., MO, daughter of
Mrs. Jennie Crist.
26 Aug 1962 -- Everette Allen Snodgrass, age 20, of Ladonia, Audrain Co.,
MO, son of Catherine Snodgrass, married Barbara Mae Neal, age 18, of
Vandalia, Audrain Co., MO.
1974-1977 -- Cynthia Carlotta Snodgrass married Paul Edward Evans
(record is on microfilm in courthouse)
1986 -- Brian Ray Snodgrass married Veanna Stacy Hanson (record is
on microfilm in courthouse)