Agnes May Snell

Brief Life History of Agnes May

When Agnes May Snell was born on 19 May 1916, in Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States, her father, William Walter Snell, was 21 and her mother, Pearl Jane May, was 19. She married Samuel Virgil Jones on 24 September 1934, in Carrizozo, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 11 Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 November 2001, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Alto, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States.

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Samuel Virgil Jones
Agnes May Snell
Marriage: 24 September 1934
Della Mae Jones
Frances Ann Jones
Vada Marie Jones

Sources (11)

  • Agnes M Jones, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Agnes May Snell - Individual or family possessions: birth: 19 May 1916; Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States
  • Samuel Jones in the Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837

World Events (8)


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.

1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

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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