John Snell Robertson

24 December 1904–3 March 1964 (Age 59)
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Snell

When John Snell Robertson was born on 24 December 1904, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Manford Munroe Robertson, was 35 and his mother, Mary Alma Snell, was 33. He married Helen Vardell Leatherberry on 24 October 1930, in Harris, Texas, United States. He lived in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died on 3 March 1964, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 59.

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John Snell Robertson
1904–1964
Helen Vardell Leatherberry
1904–1964
Marriage: 24 October 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 October 1930
Harris, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 3

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1920

Age 16

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Robert . This surname is especially common in Scotland, where Robert was a popular personal name and the name of three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce ( 1274–1329 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Robertson in household of Manford M Robertson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John S Robertson in household of Manford M Robertson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John S Robertson, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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