William Snell Jr.

William Henry Snell Jr. (1870 - 1925)

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William Henry "Bill" Snell Jr.
Born in Flat Branch Twp,Shelby,IL,USAmap
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Husband of — married 23 Feb 1898 in Moweaqua, Shelby, ILmap
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Died in Macon,IL,USAmap
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William Henry SNELL. Given Name: William . Surname: SNELL. SECG Henry. Suffix: Jr.

Born 14 Apr 1870. Flat Branch Twp,Shelby,IL,USA.

Died 23 Jan 1925. ,Macon,IL,USA Buried Hall Cem, Blue Mound,Macon,IL,USA. Find A Grave: Memorial #118627676

Birth info from family records handwritten in 1875 Atlas of Shelby Co.

This information summarized from Moweaqua newspapers: After his father (William Henry, Sr.) died in 1890, the farm was sold to pay debts. Bill Snell moved to Blue Mound in about 1895. He worked for Baldridge and Osborne at the Blue Mound Brick and Tile Factory and purchased the building and about 7 acres at the east end of Blue Mound in 1896. The brick part of the Blue Mound house would have been built about then. He married Cornelia Adora Jarvis in Moweaqua on 23 Feb 1898. He managed a clothing store in Blue Mound and was a member of the Blue Mound School Board for about 20 years. Bill also directed the town band, which included sons Dale (drums) and Robert (clarinet).


  • Snell, John and Winona Rae Duncan Snell Descendants of John George Schnell and Maria Catharina Langin, (privately printed manuscript, 1997); pg. 18, 36. JSC Snell-2717 has scanned this manuscript and will email selected pages to interested persons.
  • Shelby Co, IL, plat book, 1875. Book owned by Jane Snell Copes. Family info is hand-written in the book, perhaps by Ann Catherine Snell.
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6W6-74B : 12 April 2016), W H Snell, Illinois, United States; citing p. 9, family 62, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,776. Flat Branch Twp, Shelby Co, IL. W H age 53 b OH, Ann age 34 b MD, Mary age 18, Eliza age 17, Daniel age 14, Ephram age 12, Cornelia age 8, Lillie age 5, Alice age 4, Anna age 2, Willis age 0. All b. IL. And Julia Black age 14, Andrew Black age 8, and Andrew Jenkins age 20 (farm laborer) all b. IL. On same page are D.B. Snell age 30 and wife Ann children Almira, August, and Sarah. Zealy, Abigail, and 7 children. And Fred and Mary Snell. All lived on neighboring farms in Flat Branch Twp.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS4D-YSR : accessed 31 May 2019), William Snell, Pleasant View Township Blue Mound village, Macon, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 66, sheet 3A, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,324. William age 30, b IL, Cordelia age 33 g IL, Paul age 1 b IL, Ann age 68 b MD.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK6X-1RD : accessed 31 May 2019), Paul Snell in household of William Snell, Pleasant View, Macon, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 132, sheet 6B, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 308; FHL microfilm 1,374,321. William age 40, Cornelia age 42, Paul age 11, Dale age 7, Robert age 5, John age 0. All b IL.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJHS-RJF : accessed 26 March 2019), Robert Snell in household of William Snell, Pleasant View, Macon, Illinois, United States; citing ED 162, sheet 4B, line 53, family 108, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 385; FHL microfilm 1,820,385. William age 49, Cornelia age 52, Paul age 20, Dale age 16, Robert age 15. All b IL.
  • "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQZJ-MG7 : 8 March 2018), Wm Henry Snell, 23 Jan 1925; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,487,769.

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