Ralph Snowball

1 September 1844–15 June 1908 (Age 63)
Bedlington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ralph

When Ralph Snowball was born on 1 September 1844, in Bedlington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Snowball, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Garr, was 30. He married Jane Thomas on 25 March 1865, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as teamster in Utah, United States. He died on 15 June 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Snowball
Jane Thomas
Marriage: 25 March 1865
Mary Jane Snowball
Julia Elizabeth Snowball
Ralph Thomas Snowball
John Henry Snowball
Thomas Foster Snowball
Maud Eliza Snowball
Nettie May Snowball
Estella Harriett Snowball
Pearl Snowball
James William Snowball
Birdetta Snowball

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1865Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham and Northumberland): nickname for someone with a snow‐white patch of hair or a whitish bald spot amid dark hair, from Middle English snou, snow ‘snow’ + ball ‘white streak, bald place’. Snowbald, an early variant, may be evidence of the latter meaning, from Middle English balled ‘bald’, though the -d may be excrescent. Compare Bald , Ball 3.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Snowball, Pioneer of 1854

    HISTORY – JOHN SNOWBALL, PIONEER OF 1854 February 21, 1840, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, John Snowball was born. He was the eldest child of Thomas and Elizabeth Garr Snowball. He had a brother, Ral …

    Sources (46)

    • Ralf Snowball, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ralph T Snowball in entry for Thomas Foster Snowball, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ralph Snowball, "United States Census, 1880"

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