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 Fletcher Wardlaw Snead

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Fletcher Wardlaw Snead

Birth
Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Death
12 Jan 1955 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Hillside, Map D28, Lot 5051, Space 2
Memorial ID
85942398 View Source

Fletcher Wardlaw Snead (1875-1955) was the husband of Ocey Wardlaw Martin, who was murdered by her mother and her mother-in-law. It isn't clear if Fletcher fled after the murder because he was a conspirator or if he feared for his own life. (b. October 24, 1875; Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, United States - d. January 12, 1955; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States)

Names:
Fletcher Wardlaw Snead used the alias "John Lucas" when he fled to Canada.

Parents:
Fletcher was the son of Mary Long Wardlaw (1848–1937) and Captain Fletcher Tillman Snead (1829-1891). Fletcher appears in the 1880 US Census living in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia with his parents.

Birth:
He was born on October 24, 1875 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, United States.

First marriage:
Fletcher was previously married to Vashti Gordan McLaurine (1872-?) who was born in Old Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee.

Child:
Fletcher and Vashti had the following child together: Robert Tilman Snead (1900-?).

Second marriage:
Oceana Wardlaw Martin Snead (1885-1909). They had a child together. She was murdered by her own mother to collect the insurance money.

Child:
Fletcher and Ocey had the following children together: Mary Alberta Snead (1908–1908) and David Pollock Snead (1909–1910).

Fletcher runs away after the murder:
Urbana Daily Courier of Urbana, Illinois on 11 January 1910: "Fletcher Snead Missing. Husband of Bath-Tub Murder Victim Disappeared. It Is Feared He May Have Suicided. St. Catherine's, Ontario., January 10, 1910. Fletcher W. Snead, husband of the East Orange (N.J.) bathtub murder victim, who has been working as a second cook in the New Murray hotel under the name of John Lucas since his disappearance from New York last March, has disappeared. He was last seen late Friday night. It is thought that he has returned to New York or committed suicide."

Death:
He died on January 12, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California. Plot: Hillside, map D28, Lot 5051, space 2.

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Fletcher Wardlaw Snead (1875-1955) was the husband of Ocey Wardlaw Martin, who was murdered by her mother and her mother-in-law. It isn't clear if Fletcher fled after the murder because he was a conspirator or if he feared for his own life. (b. October 24, 1875; Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, United States - d. January 12, 1955; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States)

Names:
Fletcher Wardlaw Snead used the alias "John Lucas" when he fled to Canada.

Parents:
Fletcher was the son of Mary Long Wardlaw (1848–1937) and Captain Fletcher Tillman Snead (1829-1891). Fletcher appears in the 1880 US Census living in Oglethorpe, Macon, Georgia with his parents.

Birth:
He was born on October 24, 1875 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, United States.

First marriage:
Fletcher was previously married to Vashti Gordan McLaurine (1872-?) who was born in Old Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee.

Child:
Fletcher and Vashti had the following child together: Robert Tilman Snead (1900-?).

Second marriage:
Oceana Wardlaw Martin Snead (1885-1909). They had a child together. She was murdered by her own mother to collect the insurance money.

Child:
Fletcher and Ocey had the following children together: Mary Alberta Snead (1908–1908) and David Pollock Snead (1909–1910).

Fletcher runs away after the murder:
Urbana Daily Courier of Urbana, Illinois on 11 January 1910: "Fletcher Snead Missing. Husband of Bath-Tub Murder Victim Disappeared. It Is Feared He May Have Suicided. St. Catherine's, Ontario., January 10, 1910. Fletcher W. Snead, husband of the East Orange (N.J.) bathtub murder victim, who has been working as a second cook in the New Murray hotel under the name of John Lucas since his disappearance from New York last March, has disappeared. He was last seen late Friday night. It is thought that he has returned to New York or committed suicide."

Death:
He died on January 12, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California. Plot: Hillside, map D28, Lot 5051, space 2.

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Bio by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )


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