Fayette Snow

Snow family lineage Fayette Snow –> Robert Sidney Snow –> Jasper Newton Snow

aka Lafayette – I use Fayette because this is what I have seen his signature as on documents.

Born 9 November 1884; Lucas, Henry, Missouri source – obituary, Henry County Rootsweb Birth Records

SNOW, unnamed – male – b: Nov 9 1884, White Oak Twp – 3rd child of Sarah Belle CONOVER – age: 25 – bca: 1859, Adair Co, KY – fth: Robert Sidney – age: 30 – bca: 1854, Adair Co, KY – occ: farmer – att: Mrs. Nancy Brown, Lucas – bk: 5, pg 5

Parents Robert Sidney Snow and Sarah Belle Conover Snow

Marriage age 28; 6 July 1913; Johnstown, Bates, Missouri; to Mattie Ewing Spears source – obituary, marriage license

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  1. James Robert Snow
  2. Merle Dale Snow
  3. Gilbert Ronald Snow
  4. Jxxxxxx Bxxxx Snow
  5. Mxxxxxx Fxxx Snow

Occupation farmer

Died age 61; 6 May 1946; near Urich, Bates, Missouri

Burial 9 May 1946; Oak Hill Cemetery, E Pine Street; Butler, Missouri


Fayette Snow departed this life at the family home near Urich, Mo. on May 6, 1946, after a lingering illness of several months. During this time, his devoted companion, assisted by their sons, daughters and families administered to him with loving hands to make his suffering easier to bear. All were with him when the Master called him home. Fayette Snow, the second child [ed: he was actually the third child – see birth record above and the 1900 census information for his mother where it lists her as the mother of 5 children, 4 children living] and only son of Sarah Belle Conover and Robert Sidney Snow, was born November 9 , 1884 in Henry County near Lucas, Mo., and spent his entire life in that part of Henry County and the eastern part of Bates County, with the exception of one year spent in Carroll County. On July 6, 1913 he was united in marriage to Mattie Ewing Spears at Johnstown, Mo. and with the exception of one year they spent their entire married life on the farm where he died. To this union five children were born, three sons, James Robert, who died in infancy, Merle Dale, Pittsburg, Ks. and Gilbert Ronald of St. Joseph, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Jxxxxxx Bxxxx Sxxxx, Adrian, Mo. and Mrs. Mxxxxxx Fxxx Cxxxxx, Clinton, Mo. He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his faithful companion and four children, four grandchildren, Gxxx Dxxx Sxxxx, Cxxxxxx Exxxxx, Mxxxxx Jxxxx and Jxxxx Exxxxx Snow; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Mills, Urich, Mo. Mrs. Zella Dale and Miss Yada Snow, Jamestown; and one niece, Mrs. Pxxxxx Wxxxxxxxx; and one nephew, Kxxxxxx Mxxxx, both of Kansas City, Mo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends. His father preceded him in death just 13 years to the day on May 6, 1933, and his mother on May 2, 1936. Several years ago, under the teachings of the late Rev. R. M. Shelton, Mr. Snow professed his faith in Christ and was baptized. He united with the Cove Creek Christian Church and remained an active worker as long as his health permitted, being a deacon at the time of his death. He was a devoted husband and parent, always interested in the welfare of his children and their families, and among his greatest pleasures was for his children and grandchildren to visit him in his home. Fayette will be greatly missed as he was ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. He always sympathized with the less fortunate in life and he highly valued the friendship of neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Cove Creek Christian Church at 1: pm Thursday, May 9, 1946, conducted by the Rev. W. R. Dalton of Adrian, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barth and Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Cannon sang “Good Night Here and Good Morning There”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, and ” Going Down the Valley”, accompanied by Miss Avis Lee Cannon at the piano. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Mo.



Census Records

1900 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 3B; line 100; Lafaytte Snow

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1910 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 3A; line 29; Fayette Snow (with parents)

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1910 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Spruce; District 22; page 7A; line 46; Fayette Snow (with sister and her family)

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1920 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 11B; line 92; Fayette Snow

Merle Dale Snow 1920 Census

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1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 16; page 3A; line 20; Fayette Snow

Robert Sidney Snow 1930

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Other Records

World War I Draft Registration Card

Fayette Snow WWI
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Missouri Death Certificates

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updated 11 December 2008

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