Nov 30 2009

Merle Dale Snow

Snow lineage Merle Dale Snow –> Fayette Snow –> Robert Sidney Snow –> Jasper Newton Snow

aka Merriell – he changed the spelling when he was younger (before 1934 and after 1939) because girls called him “Merley” – he eventually changed it back to Merle.

Born 12 August 1915; Cove Creek, Bates, Missouri source – death certificate

Parents Fayette Snow and Mattie Ewing Spears Snow source – death certificate


Marriage age 23; 26 February 1939; Clinton, Henry, Missouri; to Rxxx Ixxxx Lxxx source -obituary and wedding invitation


  1. Cxxxxxx Exxxxx Snow
  2. Mxxxxx Jxxxx Snow
  3. Jxxxx Exxxxx Snow
  4. Dale Dean Snow

Occupation Taught school for 2 years (1934-1936?), Kansas City Southern Railroad, Pittsburg Kansas; Funeral Director, Mortician, Owner-Operator Snow’s Funeral Home, Urich, Henry, Missouri source – obituary

Died age 76; 29 September 1991; Clinton, Henry, Missouri source – death certificate

Burial 2 October 1991; Urich Cemetery, 795 NW 1271 Rd, Urich, Henry, Missouri source – obituary


Daily Democrat, Clinton MO – Merle Dale Snow, son of Fayette and Mattie E. (Spears) Snow, was born on August 12, 1915 in the Cove Creek Community of Bates County. He passed away Sunday, September 29, 1991 at the Golden Valley Hospital. He was 76 years old. Merle was a member and elder of the Evangel Presbyterian Church of Urich. He co-owned the Snow Funeral Home in Urich from 1963-1983. Merle was a 50 years member of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and served as president of the 4th District. He was a 1937 graduate of Williams Institute of Embalming School of Kansas City. In 1941, Merle moved to Pittsburg, Ks. and began working on the Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen and engineers. He retired from the railroad in 1963 after 23 years. While in Pittsburg he was a member of the Pittsburg Auxiliary Police Dept., coached Little League baseball and was active in the Scouting organizations. After moving to Urich, he was a member of the Urich Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Urich Street Sign Project. He had earlier in his life taught school at the McKinley School in Bates County. On February 26, 1939, Merle was united in marriage to Rxxx I. Lxxx of Henry County. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rxxx I. Snow of the home; two sons and their wives, Cxxxxxx E. and Jxxxx Snow of Columbia, and Dale Dean and Dxxxxx Snow of Richmond; two daughters and their husbands, Jxxxx and Bill Sxxxxxx of Scottsdale, Az., and Jxxxx and Gxxx Cxxxxxxxxx of Pittsburg, Ks.; one brother, Gilbert Snow of Little Rock, Ar., and two sisters, Mrs. Bxxxxx (Mxxxxxx) Cxxxxx of Clinton, and Mrs. Ora (Jaunita) Smith of Denver, Co.; eleven grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 2, at Consalus Funeral Home, Urich. Burial was in Urich Cemetery.



Census Records

1920 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 11B; line 94; Meryle Snow

Merle Dale Snow 1920 Census

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1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 16; page 3A; line 22; Merle Snow

Robert Sidney Snow 1930

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1915 – Cove Creek, Bates, Missouri

1939 – Clinton, Henry, Missouri

1940 – Anderson, McDonald, Missouri

1941 – Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas

1963 – Urich, Henry, Missouri

updated 11 December 2008