Gladys Gwendolyn Ball

1 March 1916–3 January 1981 (Age 64)
Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Gladys Gwendolyn

When Gladys Gwendolyn Ball was born on 1 March 1916, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Erwin Ball, was 38 and her mother, Verna Louanna Romine, was 36. She married Leonard William Snider on 1 March 1936, in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years and Kyle Magisterial District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 3 January 1981, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard William Snider
Gladys Gwendolyn Ball
Marriage: 1 March 1936
Terry Leonard Snider
Stephen Emmit Snider
Stephen Emmit Snider
Theresa Jeannie Snider

Spouse and Children

1 March 1936
Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States


    Terry Leonard Snider


    Stephen Emmit Snider


    Stephen Emmit Snider


    Theresa Jeannie Snider


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Ball in household of Verna Ball, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Snyder in household of Leonard Snyder, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Ball in household of Charles E Ball, "United States Census, 1920"

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