Glenn Eugene Snelson

5 February 1899–4 September 1985 (Age 86)
Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life of Glenn Eugene

Glenn Eugene Snelson was born on 5 February 1899, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States as the son of william snelson and Eliza E. Lindamood. He married Lenora Rowland on 23 September 1927, in Marion, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Excelsior Springs, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Marengo Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 4 September 1985, in Marengo, Iowa, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Glenn Eugene Snelson
Lenora Rowland
Marriage: 23 September 1927
Irma Snelson
Glenn Snelson, Jr

Spouse and Children

23 September 1927
Marion, Iowa, United States


    Irma Snelson


    Glenn Snelson, Jr


Parents and Siblings



    Ernest Clement Snelson



    Jennings Snelson


    Benjimin Harris Snelson


    Charles Snelson


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 5

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Snell .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Glen Snelson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Glen Snelson in entry for Glen Snelson, Jr, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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