Jan 8 2010

Belle Snow Patterson

Snow lineage Belle Snow Patterson –> Jasper Newton Snow

aka Bell, Isabell

Born 7 February 1856; Clinton, Kentucky

Parents Jasper Newton Snow and Elizabeth Ann Dunbar Snow

Birth Record

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Marriage age 22; Jamestown, Adair, Kentucky to James B Patterson

Marriage record

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  1. Ethel Patterson Rowe
  2. Sarah Patterson
  3. Mary S Patterson Harris

Occupation school teacher, helped keep hotel

Newspaper article

Died age 77; 23 February 1933; Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma

Burial 25 February 1933; Altus Cemetery, 300 East Commerce Street, Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma


Native of Adair Dead

Mrs. Belle Snow Patterson, a native of this county, died in Ardmore, Okla., on Friday, February 28. She was a member of Adair County’s prominent families and has many relavitves and friends here.

She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Harris, of Ardmore after an illness of twelve years duration. Another daughter Mrs. P. S. Rowe, of Altus, Okla., also survives. Mrs. Patterson was buried in Ardmore.

The following memorial was written by friends in Altus, Okla., where the deceased lived for many years:

Belle Snow was born February 5, 1855 in Tabor Community, Adair County Ky. At an early age she started teaching school and continued in this work until at the age of twenty-four years she was married to James B. Patterson, of Jamestown, Russell County, Ky. Three children were born to this union, two of whom survive; Mr. Patterson and one daughter having died several years ago. Mrs. Patterson liven in Jamestown all hof her married life and joined the EAstern Star there about 34 years ago. She was an active member of this order until her health would no longer permit her to attend. In her early girlhood Mrs. Patterson became a member of the First Christian Church. She was a true Christian and loved her Lord and his church above everything else. She moved to Altus, Okla., in 1910 and immediately took an active part in the Eastern Star as well as in the church work. Though she suffered untild agony for many years, her patience and her sweet disposition endeared her to the hears of all who came in contact with her. Mrs. Patterson moved with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Harris, to Ardmore Okla., in 1926. Because of her long residence in Altus and many loving friends she had there, she requested that she be buried there.

On February 23rd, 8 A. M. at the age of 78 years and 18 days, she said; “goodnight here but good morning up there.” Her many friends, borth in the Chapter and the Church mourn the loss of this wonderful friend.


(photo courtesy of Phyllis Baugh Snow at findagrave.com)



Census Records

1860 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Adair; District 1; page 104; line 26; Bell Snow

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1870 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Adair; Harmony; post office Glens Fork; page 25; line 11; Belle Snow

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1880 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Russell; Jamestown; District 103; page 36; line 33; Belle Patterson

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1900 United States Federal Census; Kentucky; Russell; Jamestown; ; District 158; page 17B; line 53; Bell Patterson

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1910 United States Federal Census

1920 United States Federal Census; Oklahoma; Jackson; Altus; District 99; page 1B; line 79; Belle Patterson

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1930 United States Federal C
ensus; Oklahoma; Carter; Ardmore; District 9; page 8B; line 75; Belle Patterson

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updated 17 January 2009