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 Milton David “M.D.” Snodgrass

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Milton David “M.D.” Snodgrass

Birth
Death 1 Dec 1967 (aged 91)
Burial Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot 3-5-1
Memorial ID 72181681 View Source
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Milton Snodgrass was Born 3/14/1876 in Indiana. Married Margaret Jane (unknown) Snodgrass.

He came to Alaska in 1907. Was in Wasilla as early as 1917 mapping ranches for the government.

The 1910 US Census shows the family living in Kodiak, Milton's listed occupation was farmer. 1920 U.S. Census lists Milton D. Snodgrass living in the Fairbanks area (Ester Trail and Big Eldorado Creek), living with his widowed mother Sarah E. Snodgrass age 67.

Founded the Matanuska Experimental Station on Trunk Road and was instrumental in organizing the ARR's Farming Colony effort in 1929 and the U. S. Government's 1935 Matanuska Colony.

Children: John Roland "Rollie" born 1909 in Oregon, (married Alice Mikami), William "Bill", Agnes "Aggie" (married Johnny Reed of Reed Hardware), Margaret "Maggie" (married Michael Glen McCarney of Mac's Plumbing & Heating) and Mary (married Raymond Verrall).

When Milton registered for the draft in 1918, he listed his permanent address as Fairbanks and his occupation as Supt. of U. S. Agricultural Experimental Station, Dept. Agriculture of Fairbanks.

Milton, or "M.D." was an Alaska Territorial Legislator. Milton's wife Margaret had a sister, Mrs. Minnis who taught school in Matanuska and had a son named Johnny. Milton David Snodgrass died in 1967.


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