Festus Francis Snodgrass

3 December 1892–May 1969 (Age 76)
Paulette, Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Festus Francis

When Festus Francis Snodgrass was born on 3 December 1892, in Paulette, Union, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Pleasant Snodgrass, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Ann Johnson, was 31. He lived in Honey Creek MM, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Monroe Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died in May 1969, at the age of 76.

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Samuel Pleasant Snodgrass
Margaret Ann Johnson
Leonard Leonidas Snodgrass
Festus Francis Snodgrass
Clement Alexander Snodgrass

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 14

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Festus Snodgrass in household of Lenard Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Festus Snodgrass in household of Samuel Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Festus F Snodgrass in household of Samuel P Snodgrass, "United States Census, 1920"

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