Effie Mae Gunn

2 July 1912–6 December 1985 (Age 73)
Cisco, Eastland, Texas, United States

The Life of Effie Mae

When Effie Mae Gunn was born on 2 July 1912, in Cisco, Eastland, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph Lee Gunn, was 33 and her mother, Laura Armenta Lawrence, was 30. She married Walter Samuel Snead Jr on 1 September 1934, in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Comanche, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Nolan, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 6 December 1985, in Ranger, Eastland, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ranger, Eastland, Texas, United States.

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Walter Samuel Snead Jr
Effie Mae Gunn
Marriage: 1 September 1934
Billy Lee Snead

Spouse and Children

1 September 1934
Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States


    Billy Lee Snead


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: name of a clan associated with Caithness, derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (or the feminine form Gunne), a short form of any of various compound names with the first element gunn ‘battle’.2 Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuinn ‘son of the servant of the brown one’ ( see Dunn ). (According to Woulfe a name of the same form also existed in Sligo, Ireland.)3 English: metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a siege engine or cannon, perhaps also a nickname for a forceful person, from Middle English gunne, gonne ‘ballista’, ‘cannon’, ‘gun’. The term originated as a humorous application of the Scandinavian female personal name Gunne or Gunnhildr.

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

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  • Effie G Snead in household of Walter S Snead, "United States Census, 1940"

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