Alta Snapp

28 May 1901–July 1982 (Age 81)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Alta

When Alta Snapp was born on 28 May 1901, in Kansas, United States, her father, Walter Allen Snapp, was 23 and her mother, Clara Lucille Miller, was 23. She married Harry Millard Claywell about 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Perry, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1935 and St George, Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died in July 1982, in Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Harry Millard Claywell
Alta Snapp
Marriage: about 1920
Forrest Dee Claywell

Spouse and Children

about 1920


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 2

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schnapp or of the Dutch cognate Snap(pe).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Alta Claywell in household of H M Claywell, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Alta Claywell in household of Harry Claywell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alta V Claywell in household of Harry M Claywell, "United States Census, 1930"

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