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September 1969 article with Fred's picture found here:,4342,2538,4380;2079,4675,2171,4704;2101,4979,2152,5008;2165,4979,2229,5008&pid=508359681&ssrc=&fn=fred&ln=snell&st=g
Added by CryptoGrammy on Jan 05, 2010 10:48 AM
RE: Fred Snell
If you have either or, do a search for his name. The picture was in one of the Albuquerque papers after he'd won a contest; but, as I said, the "original" was very poor quality. Most of the time, they are, which is why the "search" function usually cannot even find names...very frustrating, and often of no value.
Added by CryptoGrammy on Jan 05, 2010 10:42 AM
RE: Fred Snell
Estella WAS listed with middle initial "H" so I'm glad you already knew she was a Hunt.

I think I'll take out the Penney article from his memorial and put up his draft card instead...does have an exact address and physical description of sorts.

I have a home in Cattaraugus County, but won't see much of it until my husband gets out of the Army next year...lovely country in the Enchanted Mountains!
Added by CryptoGrammy on Dec 23, 2009 9:22 AM
RE: Fred Snell
He also worked for Neat Realty Co in Albuquerque and liked football. I'll post the only picture I can find of him on his memorial...not very good quality, but from newspaper article when he won a football prediction contest. His wife Dorothy was quite active in politics and other groups; they lived at 1612 Roma, NE.

His WW1 draft card from 1917 says he was living in Corning, NY and worked at Corning Glass Works...says he has a wife and child, but not the version of the form that gave the "nearest relative"'s name.
Added by CryptoGrammy on Dec 23, 2009 8:54 AM
There is already a picture of his grave posted on his memorial.

SSDI says he was born 11AUG1890 and died in July of 1978.

In the 1930 census he was a dry-goods salesman (seems to have worked at JCPenney's by newspaper article of a farewell party for a co-worker)living in Albuquerque with his brother-in-law Joe McCracken who had a mother-in-law Mary Coats also with him. This was probably Dorothy Snell's mother as Fred says he was born in NY as were both his parents, but Mrs. Coats was born in Missouri.

Fred must've had a wife before Dorothy as he has a 3yo daughter Henrietta is the 1920 census in Corning, Steuben County, New York. She is not with him in 1930, tho.

By the 1910 census, his parents were Herman W. & Estella H. Snell; he had a brother Harry b. 1885 & and sister Frances b. 1893. Fred & his father were both glassworkers so may well have worked at Corning Glass.

I find no one listing this family on to determine what Estella's maiden name was. She was born in New York in June of 1868. Because Herman Snell was seen listed in a directory as living in Addison, NY and is so listed with his parents in the 1870 census, I'd give a logical guess that Estella's maiden name was Sanford as she was the only Estella living in Bath, New York where most of the Snells were living in the 1880 census, while none associated with Herman remained in Addison that year.
Added by CryptoGrammy on Dec 23, 2009 7:56 AM

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