Dec 17 2009

Yada Mae Snow

Snow lineage Yada Mae Snow –> Robert Sidney Snow –> Jasper Newton Snow

Name pronounced Yay-dah

Born 21 May 1891; Bates County, Missouri

Parents Robert Sidney Snow and Sarah Belle Conover

Education Bates County Missouri Schools

Occupation telephone operator,

Died age 73; 10 February 1965;

Burial May 1980; Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Cass, Missouri



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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

History of Urich, Missouri and Community (1976) p 166
Mrs. Zella Snow Dale was born west of Lucas. She was a dressmaker having a shop in Creighton also did dressmaking at Harzfeld’s in Kansas City for a time. Her husband was a banker and she assisted him in the bank. When they lost their only child, they took several motherless boys into their home. Her eyesight is impaired, but she visits by telephone and keeps up on all the latest news. Her neat home is located at 204 West Fourth Street, Urich.

Unknown History – assuming Moniteau County, Missouri

C. S. and Zella (Snow) Dale

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Dale lived in Moniteau County for 32 years. At that time, Mr. Dale was cashier of the banks in Lupus and Jamestown, Missouri.

Mr. Dale was born at Creighton, Missouri, on June 17, 1888. He was the son on Mathew and Matilda Dale of Illinois. He was one of six children, four of which are still living.

Mrs. Zella Dale was born near Urich, Missouri, on September 26, 1886. She was the daughter of Robert Sydney and Sarah Bell Conover Snow of Kentucky. She was one of four children and the only one to survive. Mrs. and Mrs. Dale one son, Bobby Gene, who died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale lived on a farm near Creighton where he was a farmer and a rural mail carrier until moving to Garden City, Missouri, where he was cashier of the Farmers Bark for several years before moving to Lupus in 1934 and becoming cashier of the bank there. The Lupus Bank merged with the bank of Jamestown on October 30, 1938, with Mr. Dale as cashier there.

On January 11, 1941, the bank of Jamestown closed for liquidation proceedings after having served the community for 50 years. The New Peoples Bank of Jamestown opened its doors for business January 13, 1941, with Mr. Dale as cashier; her served in that capacity until his successor A. E. McDaniel assumed his duties as cashier July 1, 1954, when Mr. Dale retired.

On January 3, 1956, Mr. Dale suffered a fatal heart attack while attending an income tax meeting in California, Missouri. He was buried in the cemetery in Garden City.

Mrs. Dale and her sister, Miss Yada Snow, continued to live in Jamestown until Miss Snow’s death in 1965. Mrs. Dale then moved to Urich, Missouri in May, 1967, to be near her relatives. In September, 1979, she suffered a broken hip so at present, she is at the Westwood Nursing Home in Clinton, Missouri. She will be 94 years old in September.

Her memories of living in Moniteau County are very happy and pleasant and are still quite vivid with her, and she often speaks of the many fine friends and the happy times in the years she spent there; these memories help to make her days pass more quickly.

Since the above history was written, Mrs. Zella Dale died on May 17, 1980.

Submitted by a Niece: Mxxxxxx Cxxxxx

Ballard Here and Now Ballard Area History 1884-1984


Yada was the youngest child of Robert Sidney and Sarah Belle Conover Snow. She was born May 21, 1891 in Bates County. Her sisters were Dora Mills and Zella Dale, her brother, Fayette Snow.
Zella was born near Lucas, MO., September 26, 1886. She married C.S. Dale of the Creighton community March 5, 1911. They farmed a few years, then moved to Garden City where he became engaged in the banking business. Zella was a noted dressmaker and milliner and also assisted C.S. at the Bank. They were the parents of one son who died in infancy. They moved to Lupus, Mo. in 1934, then later to Jamestown, Mo. where he continued as an Executive and Cashier in those banks. C.S. died January 3, 1956.
Yada and Zella were educated in Bates County. Yada was a telephone operator at Archie, Mo. for several years. Yada lived with her parents and helped them on the farm which was located four miles northeast of Ballard, where they had lived since 1910. Yada cared for her parents as their health began to fail. Several years after their deaths, when the farm work became more than she could manage, she moved to Jamestown, Mo. and lived with her sister Zella and husband. She was then employed at the Jamestown Bank and also at the Jamestown Telephone Office, where she remained until her retirement. Yada died February 10, 1965.
Zella moved to Urich, Mo. in 1967 to be near relatives an
d remained there until her death May 17, 1980. She, C.S. and Miss Yada are buried in the cemetery at Garden City, Mo.
Submitted by Mxxxxxx Cxxxxx


Census Records

1900 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 4A; line 2; Yada Snow

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1910 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 3A; line 29; Yada M Snow

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1920 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 6; page 11B; line 91; Yada M Snow

Merle Dale Snow 1920 Census

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1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Bates; Mingo; District 16; page 3A; line 28; Yada Mae Snow

Robert Sidney Snow 1930

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updated 24 December 2008