Joseph Smith Snow Senior

Male16 January 1845–3 August 1928

Brief Life History of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Snow Senior was born on 16 January 1845, in Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Warren Stone Snow, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Voorhees, was 22. He married Lucy Ellen Van Buren on 24 November 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 August 1928, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Snow Senior
Lucy Ellen Van Buren
Marriage: 24 November 1868
Warren Cheney Snow
Samuel F. Snow
Claytie Ambrozine Snow
Ellen Virginia Snow
Lauretta Fernlin Snow
Sarah Lucile Snow
Joseph Smith Snow Junior
Edgar Van Buren Snow
Elmer Van Buren Snow

Sources (59)

  • Joseph S Snow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Joseph S Snow & Lydia Cox, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Joseph Smith Snow, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 3

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 22

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for someone with snow‐white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle English snou, snow ‘snow’ (Old English snaw).

    American shortened and altered (translated into English) form of any of the Jewish artificial names composed with German Schnee, Schnei, Schneu ‘snow’ as the first element, e.g. Schneeberg .

    Americanized form of French Canadian Chenard , reflecting the characteristic Canadian and American French rounding of the -ard ending.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sketch of Irving "D" Snow

    Irving "D" Snow was born November 30, 1876 in Sterling, Sanpete County, Utah. He was the son of Franklin Warren and Alice Abigail Peacock Snow. His early life was spent mostly in Manti and Ster …

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