Franklin Friend Snodgrass

26 December 1919–28 February 2012 (Age 92)
Napavine, Lewis, Washington, United States

The Life of Franklin Friend

When Franklin Friend Snodgrass was born on 26 December 1919, in Napavine, Lewis, Washington, United States, his father, Oliver Lee Snodgrass, was 22 and his mother, Ethel Malissa Blair, was 18. He married Julia Octiva Frost on 11 September 1940, in Lewis, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Washington, United States for about 15 years and Napavine Election Precinct, Lewis, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 2012, in Anchorage, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Napavine, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Friend Snodgrass
Julia Octiva Frost
Marriage: 11 September 1940
Fred Snodgrass
june lynch
Dorothy Pansy Snodgrass

Spouse and Children

11 September 1940
Lewis, Washington, United States


    Fred Snodgrass


    Dorothy Pansy Snodgrass


    june lynch


Parents and Siblings




    Emma M Snodgrass


    Lois Thelma Snodgrass


    Fred Lee Snodgrass


    Jean Louise Snodgrass


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Irvine in the former county of Ayrshire, named with northern Middle English snod ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’, ‘even’ + grass ‘grass’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Franklin Snodgrass in household of Friend D Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Snodgrass in household of Oliver Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank F Snodgrass in household of Oliver L Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1940"

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