Sarah Belle Conover Snow

Snow lineage married Robert Sidney Snow

aka Middle name may be Bell – I took what the majority of documents said.

Born 26 July 1859; Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky

Parents William C Conover and Mary Louvenia Williams Conover


Marriage age 17; 22 Feb 1877; Adair County, Kentucky to Robert Sidney Snow

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  1. Fannie Dorina Snow
  2. Unknown Snow (Unsure if this child was born 1st or 2nd)
  3. Fayette Snow
  4. Zella Snow
  5. Yada Mae Snow

Occupation Keeping house

Newspaper article

The Urich Herald, Urich, Mo., Thursday, March 3, 1932

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Snow Have Been Married Fifty-Five Years

This esteemed couple celebrated this event Monday, February 22

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Snow, who live northwest of Ballard, celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary Feb. 22, 1932. Mr. Snow was 77 years old the 12th of last November, and Mrs. Snow was 72 years old the 26th of last July. They are the parents of five children all living but one. There have been born twelve grand children, six of whom are living.

Mr. Snow is the oldest of a family of ten children, only five of whom are living. Mrs. Snow is also the oldest of a family of ten children-all living. The youngest of her parents’ family is 49 years old, and the eldest 72 years.

Their children always go to the home to be with them and help them celebrate their anniversary either that day or one near that time, when health and roads permit. They both have fairly good health. Mrs. Snow is able to help with the house work, and Mr. Snow is still farming.

Mr. and Mrs. Snow both were born in Adair County, Kentucky, where they grew to maturity, and while still living in that county took the marriage vows in 1877. In 1882 they came to Missouri, and have lived in this state ever since. They have lived on the same farm for twenty-six years, and are among the highly esteemed citizens of this vicinity, having many friends in and around Urich. The Herald joins all these friends in extending congratulations and in wishing that they may live to celebrate many more anniversaries of their marriage.

Died age 76; 2 May 1936; Mingo, Bates, Missouri

Burial 4 May 1936; Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass, Missouri


A Beloved Mother Passes Into Eternity, Earthly Life of Mrs. Sarah Belle Snow came to a Close Last Saturday – Sarah Belle Conover, was born in Adair County, Kentucky, near Columbia, on July 26, 1859, and departed this life near Ballard, Mo., May 2nd, 1936, at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 6 days. On Feb. 22nd, 1877, she was united in marriage to Robert Sidney Snow, who preceded her in death May 6th, 1933. To this union were born five children, all of whom suvive, except one who died in infancy. Those surviving are: Fayette Snow, and Dora Mills, southwest of Urich, Mo.; Mrs. Zella Dale, of Lucas, Mo., and Yada Snow, of the home. In Oct., 1882, she and her family moved to Missouri, settling in Henry County, where they spent the remainder of their lives except one year, which they spent in Carroll County, near Bogard. She was the oldest of ten children, all of whom survive, except one brother who passed away about fifteen months ago. Her brothers and sisters surviving are: Mrs. Fannie Willis, Mrs. Lula Sinclair, Mrs. Effie Grasham, Mrs. Tennie Dehoney, John Conover, Hudson Conover, and Montie Conover, all of Columbia, Kentucky, and Mrs. Susie Carter, of Carrollton, Mo. The grandchildren are: Merle Dale, Gilbert, Jxxxxxx and Mxxxxxx Snow, Kenneth Mills, all southwest of Urich, Mo.; Mrs. Berneice Wendleton, of Creighton, Mo. In early life she was converted and united with Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, Kentucky
, and after moving to Missouri, she moved her membership to Fairview Baptist Church near Ballard, where it remained. She was a devoted companion a beloved mother and a kind neighbor. She had been a patient sufferer for several months and although everything was done for her that loving hands could do, she was called home to her Master. Heaven for the children now has a real meaning, life should have a higher calling. Her memory will be theirs while they remain here. This same Power that has taken this dear mother, will reach down some day and take them. The kinsmen and friends recognize in her one whose entire life was centered in the welfare of her children. She was one of them in their growing years, and one for them after maturity, encouraging them in their endevaor to succeed in any undertaking. She was a sympathetic and helpful neighbor and as long as her health would permit she was ever ready to render service to those in need and to lend comfort to those in their sorrow. Her hands were never idle when they could be used for the benefit and comfort of any and all who might need her help. Funeral services were held the Cove Creek Christian Church Monday, May 4. The pallbearers were the four grandsons, Merle Dale and Gilbert Snow, Kenneth Mills and Parvin Wendleton; also Roy Staley and Lee Wilds. The flower girls were the three granddaughters, Mrs. Parvin Wendleton, Misses Jxxxxxx and Mxxxxxx Snow; alsoo Irene Staley, Ellen Jane McClenny and Mrs. Marie Snow. the body was laid to rest in the Garden City Cemetery by the side of her husband who preceded her in death just three years ago. The children of Mrs. Snow were all at her bedside when she passed into the Great Beyond. Those from a distance who attended Grandmother Snow’s funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Julian Snow, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wilds, of St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Susie Carter and son, Luther and wife and daughter, Lena Waggerman, and husband of Bogard, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Langan, Kansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Millie Canaday and son, Alvin, of Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Bob Snow, Kansas City; Mrs. Jim Snow and Mrs. Lula Gillian of Gunn City, Mo. and Dr. Ralph Pulliam, of Colony, Kansas.



Ballard Here and Now Ballard Area History 1884-1984

Robert Sidney Snow was born to Jasper Newton Snow and Elizabeth Dunbar Snow in Adair County, Kentucky, November 12, 1854 on a Tobacco Plantation. Sarah Belle Conover was born in Adair County, Kentucky on July 26, 1859. They were married February 22, 1877. The year of 1882, [ed – I’m inclined to think the original trip was in October 1880 because of his obituary and this bio says that Dora was 2 – which would be 1882] Robert S. and his brother-in-law, William Carter, Hessakiah Chelf and others migrated to Missouri by covered wagon through rugged prairies and hills with no laid out roads. It took them many months. He and his group encountered many experiences and hardships. A year or so later, Sarah and two-year-old daughter, Dora, came by train to Appleton City where they were met by Robert. Robert was located on a farm near Lucas in Henry County, where they lived for three years. They, then moved to Bates county, where they spent the remainder of their life with the exception of one year which was spent in Carroll county. The “Snow Hill” in the Aaron community was named that, because of their patent rights to their farm nearby. At the time of their deaths, they were living at their farm located four miles northeast of Ballard where they had lived since 1910.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Snow, one dying in infancy. The others were Dora Mills, Fayette Snow, Zella Dale and Yada Snow.

Robert Sidney was the eldest of ten children and in his early years had attended college and taught school. Mrs. Corrina Hurt, a resident of Ballard for many years, was a sister.

Sarah Belle was the eldest of 10 children. her family remained in Kentucky with the exception of one sister, Susie Carter and her husband William who had also come to Missouri.

Uncle Sid, as he was commonly called, was a charter member of the Cove Creek Christian Church. He was a Master Mason, belonging to the Masonic Lodge at Johnstown which is now defunct. Robert S. died in May, 1933 and Sarah Belle died in May, 1936. They are both buried at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City, MO

Submitted by Jxxxxxx B. Snow Sxxxx, granddaughter


Census Records

1870 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Adair; Columbia; page 24; line 10; Sarah B. Conover

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1880 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Adair; Cane Valley; District 5; page 26; line 25; Sarah B. Snow

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1900 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 3B; line 98; Sarah B. Snow

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1910 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 3A; line 28; Belle S. Snow

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1920 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 11B; line 90; Sarah B. Snow

Merle Dale Snow 1920 Census

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1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 16; page 3A; line 27; Sarah Belle Snow

Robert Sidney Snow 1930

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Other Records

Missouri Death Certificates

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updated 24 December 2008

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