Ralph Cornelius Snell

12 November 1922–19 August 2007 (Age 84)
Dale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Ralph Cornelius

When Ralph Cornelius Snell was born on 12 November 1922, in Dale, Alabama, United States, his father, J. Harvey Snell, was 21 and his mother, Vassie Jane McLeod, was 23. He married Lola Pearl Fenn on 26 March 1955, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Echo, Dale, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Ewell, Dale, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 19 August 2007, in Campbellton, Jackson, Florida, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Cornelius Snell
Lola Pearl Fenn
Marriage: 26 March 1955
Evenlyn Snell
William Harvey Snell
Angeline Jane Snell
Richard Clinton Snell

Spouse and Children

26 March 1955
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States


    Evenlyn Snell


    William Harvey Snell


    Angeline Jane Snell


    Richard Clinton Snell


Parents and Siblings

    J. Harvey Snell


    Vassie Jane McLeod




    Eva Lucettie Snell



    Clyde Corithan Snell


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 19

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell ‘quick’, ‘lively’, in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the cognate Old Norse Snjallr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ralph Snell in household of Vassis Jane Snell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cornelius Snell in household of Vassie Jane Snell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph C Snell in entry for Richard Clintion Snell and Remona Smith, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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