Ethel Sneddon

Brief Life History of Ethel

When Ethel Sneddon was born on 3 November 1898, in Lander, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, her father, James Sneddon, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Calvert Hudson, was 25. She lived in Thistle, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Soldier Summit, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 26 October 1949, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Sneddon
Rebecca Calvert Hudson
Mary A Sneddon
Christina Sneddon
Richard Reed Hudson Sneddon
Ethel Sneddon
Myrtle Irene Sneddon
Hazel Sneddon
Jennette Sneddon
James J. Sneddon
Violet Mae Sneddon
Ida Sneddon
Flora Sneddon
Robert Melvin Sneddon
Clarence Sneddon
Betty Lou Sneddon

Sources (7)

  • Ethel Snedden in household of James Snedden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Sneddon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Ethel Sneddon, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1899: Uinta, Wyoming, United States 1911: Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Sneddon in Paisley (Renfrewshire), from Snawdon in Garvald and Barra (East Lothian), or perhaps from Snawdon near Thirlestane in Lauderdale (Berwickshire). Whichever placename is involved in the surname is ultimately from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, like the famous Snowdon in Wales. Those in Scotland may be independent coinings and literal descriptions of hills on which snow tended to lie long, but Snowdoun or Snawdoun also belong to a group of Arthurian names, popular in Scotland in the later Middle Ages, and may have been applied as such in the names mentioned and also in the case of the lost Snadown by St. Andrews (Fife). Stirling was regarded as standing on the boundary of the ancient Scottish and British kingdoms, with strong associations with King Arthur, making it possible for King David II to claim to the chronicler Jean Froissart in 1365 that Stirling Castle was the Snowdon of King Arthur. It may be that the placename(s) supplying the surname allude to this potent mythology.

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

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