John Snowball

17 December 1839–14 July 1921 (Age 81)
Ponteland, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Snowball was born on 17 December 1839, in Ponteland, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Snowball, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Garr, was 26. He married Bodil Marie Sorensen on 5 December 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 14 July 1921, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Snowball
Bodil Marie Sorensen
Marriage: 5 December 1865
Elizabeth Snowball
John Garr Snowball
Minnie Minetta Snowball
Franklin Snowball
Allen Burt Snowball
Ralph Gilbert Snowball
Leroy Snowball
Lois Della Snowball
Sylvia Jane Snowball
Mary Olive Snowball
Athlinda Snowball

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    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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    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 (40)

    • John Snowball in household of Thomas Snowball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Snowball in entry for Elizabeth S. Nebeker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Snowball in household of Stephen Winegar, "United States Census, 1860"

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