Iris Snapp

1 July 1923–17 August 2003 (Age 80)
Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Iris

When Iris Snapp was born on 1 July 1923, in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States, her father, Herman Snapp, was 28 and her mother, Mary J Wolfe, was 28. She lived in Beaman, Grundy, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Jackson Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 17 August 2003, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80.

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 3

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

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

Americanized form of German Schnapp or of the Dutch cognate Snap(pe).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irris Snapp in household of Herman Snapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Iris V Snapp in household of Herman Snapp, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Iris Snapp in household of Herman Snapp, "United States Census, 1930"

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