Thornton Watts Snelling

17 October 1888–14 June 1953 (Age 64)
Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thornton Watts

When Thornton Watts Snelling was born on 17 October 1888, in Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Thornton W. Snelling, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Gudgel, was 38. He married Viola Mae Enfield in 1914, in Illinois, United States. He died on 14 June 1953, at the age of 64.

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Thornton Watts Snelling
Viola Mae Enfield
Marriage: 1914

Spouse and Children

Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thornton W. Snelling


    Sarah Ellen Gudgel




    Ernest Snelling


    Kit Carson Snelling



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Snell .

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

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