Caroline Oneyo Snodgrass

about 1852–
Webster, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Caroline Oneyo

When Caroline Oneyo Snodgrass was born about 1852, in Webster, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Joseph S Snodgrass, was 32 and her mother, Mary Showen, was 32. She married Eli McDowell Thompson on 17 January 1872, in Webster, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States. She lived in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States in 1880.

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Eli McDowell Thompson
Caroline Oneyo Snodgrass
Marriage: 17 January 1872

Spouse and Children

17 January 1872
Webster, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph S Snodgrass





    John Francis Snodgrass


    Susannah A Snodgrass


    James Andrew Snodgrass


    Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass



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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 31

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Irvine in the former county of Ayrshire, named with northern Middle English snod ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’, ‘even’ + grass ‘grass’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Caroline Snodgrass in household of Joseph Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline C Snodgrass in household of Joseph S Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Thompson in household of Joseph Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1880"

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