William Rowen Snell

Brief Life History of William Rowen

When William Rowen Snell was born on 2 February 1868, in Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United States, his father, Louden Snell, was 45 and his mother, Mary Fannie Lynes, was 24. He married Susan Collier Wise on 18 February 1892, in Callaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Round Prairie, Callaway, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Caldwell Township, Callaway, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 25 February 1922, in Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United States.

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William Rowen Snell
Susan Collier Wise
Marriage: 18 February 1892
Mary F Snell
Pauline Snell
Margaret W Snell

Sources (8)

  • Rowan Snell in household of Louder Snell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Rowen Snell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Rowen William Snell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


Historical Boundaries: 1872: Callaway, Missouri, United States


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a quick, lively, or courageous person, from Middle English snel(l) ‘swift, vivacious, brisk, bold’ (Old English snel(l), Old Norse snjallr). See also Sneller , Snelling .

English: from the Middle English personal name Snel(l) (Old English Snell, Old Norse Snjallr, with the same origins as the nickname above).

Americanized form of German Schnell ‘quick’.

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

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William Rowan Snell Find A Grave

Birth: Feb. 2, 1868 Guthrie Callaway County Missouri, USA Death: Feb. 25, 1922 Guthrie Callaway County Missouri, USA William Rowen Snell was the son of Louden Snell and Mary Fannie B. Lynes. He was m …

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