Martha Melvina Snow

31 March 1880–8 February 1954 (Age 73)
York, York, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Martha Melvina

When Martha Melvina Snow was born on 31 March 1880, in York, York, Nebraska, United States, her father, James Mortimer Snow, was 36 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Bisel, was 32. She married Leroy Wallace Sisson on 8 October 1902, in La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Cedar Falls Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 8 February 1954, in Cedar Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.

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Leroy Wallace Sisson
Martha Melvina Snow
Marriage: 8 October 1902
Harold Leroy Sisson

Spouse and Children

8 October 1902
La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname denoting someone with very white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Old English snāw ‘snow’.2 Americanized and shortened form of any of the Jewish ornamental names composed with German Schnee, Schnei, Schneu ‘snow’ as the first element.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha M Snow in household of Mary E Snow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Sisson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Martha H Sisson in household of Leroy W Sisson, "United States Census, 1920"

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