Mary Elisabeth Snell

28 July 1863–26 July 1921 (Age 57)
Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Elisabeth

When Mary Elisabeth Snell was born on 28 July 1863, in Lima Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Emory Wilbur Snell, was 19 and her mother, Mary Charlesa Congden, was 19. She married Charles Edwin Payne on 5 January 1882, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. She lived in Port Clinton, Erie, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 26 July 1921, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57.

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Charles Edwin Payne
Mary Elisabeth Snell
Marriage: 5 January 1882

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5 January 1882
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 6

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell ‘quick’, ‘lively’, in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the cognate Old Norse Snjallr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Snell in household of Emory Snell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Snell in household of Richard Snell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Payne in household of Chas E Payne, "United States Census, 1900"

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