|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1898|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1985|
Burgess Snow, entered into Eternal Rest, Sunday, March 17, 1985
Burgess Snow, 86. of 7566 W. Ind. 45, died Sunday at the Hospitality House.
Born July 21. 1898, in Monroe County, he was the son of John J. and Rebecca (Graves) Snow. A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bloomfield, he had worked as a school bus driver, a blacksmith in the stone industry and in maintenance at the First National Bank in Bloomington.
Survivors include his wife, Viola (Page) Snow; two sons. Roger and John F. Snow, both of Bloomington; three daughters. Doris Inman of Bloomington, Wilma Chestnut of Brownsburg and Rebecca Voorhies of Griffith; two brothers, Frost and Elmer Snow, both of Bloomington; three stepsons, Lester E. Page of Indianapolis, Roy D. Page of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Junior Burge of Hartford. Ky.; three stepdaughters, Louise Byers of Bloomington. Lucille Murphy of Solsberry and Patty Hedrick of Bedford, and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Florence (Payton) Snow; his second wife. Estelle (Burge) Snow; one daughter, Joan Stannard. two brothers. Emmett and Jewett Snow and one sister, Hattie Fowler.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington with Pastor Arthur Wade officiating. Burial will be in Carmichael Cemetery in Greene County.
Older Brother: Emmet Snow(1888-1978)
Older Brother: Jewett M Snow(1869-1938)
Older Sister: Hattie F Snow Fowler(1896-1976)
Younger Brother: Frost Snow(1903-1995)
Younger Brother: Elmer Ice Snow(1907-1996)
_ _Loren D. Inman
_ _George W. Voorhies
_ _Patricia Ann Inman
_ _Pamela J. Stannard
_ _Gus J. Stannard
_ _Linda Louise Snow Jergensen
_ _Thomas Lee Snow
Frist National Bank, Bloomington, Indiana
BANK NOTES, June/July, 1980: "Close up"
Now you can call him a locksmith ... or you can call him a boilermaker. .. or a ship builder, or a woodman, or a blacksmith ...or gospel singer … but just be sure you know …
His name is Burgess Snow.
At the seasoned age of 81, Burgess was honored at the FNB Summer Picnic for 25 years of service. He graciously acknowledged the award by singing a song. Burgess officially began working for the bank on December 27, 1955, as a locksmith, but his association with FNB started much earlier.
During the early '40's, Burgess was an employee at Jimmy Jordan's Hardware Store, when Philip Hill (then FNB President) commissioned him to file out keys for the bank. That began a friendship which lasted many years, eventually leading to Burgess's permanent employment here.
Having a sound reputation as "the strongest man in the township" and "the best blacksmith in the stonebelt," Burgess often tackled many jobs and challenges considered to be too much of a burden for lesser men. He'll tell you stories about the time he once moved a rock out of the road which was too heavy for two other men, and about being a one-man piano mover during the Depression. While working at Bill Hoadley's quarries, Burgess recalls, ''I'd climb the tallest derricks and I was never afraid of height." Most of the time there he kept the "points up" on the stone cutters' picks.
Many of Burgess's skills are self-taught, however he did take a course at Purdue in heat treating and tempering. Making good use of this knowledge, Burgess is a fine tool maker, and some of the tools he uses at FNB are of his own creation.
Burgess and his wife Viola live on Highway 45 West near Stanford. Congratulations once again, Burgess, for your many years of valued service!
John J Snow (1865 - 1955)
Rebecca E Graves Snow (1869 - 1938)
Florence Snow (1898 - 1964)
Estella Snow (1903 - 1970)
Viola A Mundy Snow (1908 - 2003)
John Francis Snow (1922 - 2012)*
Roger Lee Snow (1922 - 2007)*
Hattie Joan Snow Stannard (1936 - 1980)*
Maintained by: Snowgirl
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Nov 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16827989