Cyrus Alma Snell

11 June 1838–5 August 1863 (Age 25)
Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Cyrus Alma

When Cyrus Alma Snell was born on 11 June 1838, in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Cyrus Snell, was 28 and his mother, Rhoda Barnes, was 22. He married Nancy Emeline Lunceford on 14 November 1861, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 5 August 1863, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Cyrus Alma Snell
Nancy Emeline Lunceford
Marriage: 14 November 1861
Mary Rhoda Snell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1861Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 19
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    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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    Cyrus Snell

    CYRUS SNELL -, Eaton, Carroll, New Hampshire. Just how he met Rhoda Barnes, a native of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada has not been determined, but they were probably married when she was 17 years o …

    Sources (8)

    • Sirus A Snell in household of Sirus Snell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Cyrus A Snell in household of Cyrus Snell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Cyrus Alma Snell, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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