Funeral services are scheduled for Mrs. Margaret J. Snodgrass, 98, who died on Nov. 16 at the Palmer Pioneers Home, Sunday at 3 p.m. The services will be held at the United Protestant Church in Palmer. Paster Henry Guinott will officiate. The burial will be in the Palmer Cemetery.
Born in Hartford, Conn. June 5, 1874, she came to Alaska in 1907 with her husband. The first lived in Kodiak, then lived in Seward and Fairbanks. From 1924 on they lived in the Matanuska Valley area.
She leaves two sons, Roland Snodgrass, of Palmer, William B. Snodgrass of Gold Beach, Ore., and three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Reed, Mrs. Margaret McCartney and Mrs. Mary Hale, all of Palmer. She leaves 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
in lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Valley Hospital in Palmer.
Active pallbearers will include John Reed, Ray McCartney, Robert McCartney, Jack Worledge, Mel Rogers and Ed Kern.
Honorary pallbearers will include James Hurley, James Wilson, Bill Zahradnicek, Leo Lucas, Bill Haskins, Jalmar Kertulla, and Rex Ehrhart.
Arrangements were by Green's Palmer Funeral Chapel.
Milton Snodgrass was Born 3/14/1876 in Indiana. Married Margaret J. (born 1874 Conn.).
Milton 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 ____ Vail and _____________).
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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