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 Elizabeth Atha Dona <I>Arrowood</I> Snyder

Elizabeth Atha Dona Arrowood Snyder

Death 30 Jan 1932 (aged 75)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Ivy, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 26996975 · View Source
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Elizabeth was first found as Althodrick E. Arrowood in the 1860 census of Greene County, Tennessee. One family had always called her "Althey Doney". If there is really any Cherokee Indian in the family like we have all heard, perhaps the name Althodrick came from there!?

Large mild-mannered and patient woman who chewed snoose. Her step-mother chewed "Honey-Twist" chewing tobacco.

The 1860 census records list them as coming from Greenville, South Carolina, most other census years indicate that the Arrowoods came from North Carolina.

Mrs. W. A. Snyder Is Laid to Rest

Elizabeth Arrowood was born in Greeneville, Tennessee on December 2, 1856 and passed from this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucile Anderson in Des Moines, January 30, 1932 at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 27 days.

She was united in marriage to W. A. Snyder on December 24, 1875. To this union was born 10 children. Two sons died in infancy and one daughter, Zuba, at the age of 17 years. Those who survive her are six sons and 1 daughter. Henry, of San Francisco, California; Thomas, of Mitchelville; Arthur, of Ames; Charles, of Adel; Durward and Ve H., of Altoona; and Mrs. Lucile Anderson, of Des Moines. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Snyder united with the Methodist Church of Altoona soon after coming to Iowa, of which she was a faithful member. But of recent years, she placed her membership with the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Des Moines. She was a splendid mother and a loving wife. She loved her home and family and has left for us some beautiful things: Her noble life, her universal joy, her wings of peace, and her love. She lived up to the full standard of her womanhood and performed the duties God assigned to her. Her feet have found the end of the path. She has passed beyond our horizon to the vast realms of eternity.

The funeral was conducted at the Adventist Church on West 8th and Washington Street, Des Moines, at two o'clock Tuesday, February 2, by Reverend Miller. Burial was made in the Canfield Cemetery.
Dear Mother, Ne'er shall we forget,
As by Time's swift tide we're driven
How sweet the thoughts that every wave,
But bears us nearer Heaven.
There we shall meet when life is o'er,
In that blest home to part no more.

We wish to express our thanks and appreciation for the kind assistance, words of sympathy, and floral offerings during the sickness and death of our mother. The Snyder family.





  • Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
  • Added: 22 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26996975
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Atha Dona Arrowood Snyder (2 Dec 1856–30 Jan 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26996975, citing Canfield Cemetery, Ivy, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jeannine (Booton) Hall (contributor 46842521) .