Dec 7 2009

Mattie Ewing Spears Snow

Snow lineage married Fayette Snow

aka Martha – she is, as best I can tell, Mattie but occasionally I do see Martha

Born 26 April 1883; Johnstown, Bates, Missouri source – obituary

Parents James Wesley Spears and Mary Elizabeth Tillery source – obituary

Marriage age 30; 6 July 1913; Johnstown, Bates, Missouri; to Fayette Snow source – obituary, marriage license


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

Occupation Keeping house

Died age 90; 26 November 1973; Clinton, Henry, Missouri source – obituary

Burial 28 November 1973; Oak Hill Cemetery, E Pine Street; Butler, Missouri source – obituary


Mrs. Mattie Ewing Spears Snow was born at Johnstown, Missouri, on April 26, 1883, daughter of James Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Tillery Spears, and passed away November 26, 1973, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She was one of 17 children. She was united in marriage to Fayette Snow on July 6, 1913, and moved to a farm, northeast of Ballard, where they spent their entire married life. To this union was born three sons: James Robert, who died in infancy, Merle Dale and Gilbert Ronald; two daughters, Jxxxxxx B. and Mxxxxxx F. After the death of her husband, May 6, 1946, she came to Clinton and made her home with her daughter, son-in-law and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Carter. She united with the Oak Grove Methodist Church, near Johnstown, later transferring her membership to the Cove Creek Christian church and after making her home in Clinton, she transferred to the Clinton Christian church. She was a member of the Berean Sunday school class, of which she loved attending. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 14 brothers and sisters, a daughter-in-law, Viola Zehnder Snow. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Merle D. and Rxxx Snow of Urich, Mo., and Gilbert and Marie Snow of Texarkana, Arkansas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jxxxxxx and Ora Smith of Denver, Colorado, and Mxxxxxx and Billie Carter of Clinton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, Leo Spears of Butler, Mo. and DeArmond Spears and wife, Letha, of Topeka, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Zella Snow Dale of Urich, Mo.; a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service was conducted at the Clinton Christian church, Clinton, Mo., Wednesday afternoon, November 28. Burial was made in the Oak Hill cemetery, Butler, Mo.



Census Records

1900 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Spruce; District 22; sheet 3; line 98; Martha E Spears

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1910 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Spruce; District 22; sheet 10B; line 73; Mattie E Spears

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1920 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 11B; line 93; Mattie Snow

Merle Dale Snow 1920 Census

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1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 16; page 3A; line 21; Mattie Snow

Robert Sidney Snow 1930

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Other Records

updated 11 December 2008