Ellsworth Jefferson Snowden, nicknamed "Cap", born
April 21st 1863 and died June 14, 1932. Ellsworth was the son of George Washington Snowden and Hannah Vanatta Snowden.
Not known at this time where he was born, but he is buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, OH. More than likely he was also born in Athens County, OH, as his father was also born there. He married
Frances Virginia Hull Snowden on September 18,1886. Frances was born in Athens, OH, October 1, 1867, the daughter of
Madison Matthew Hull ( born 1845 and died 1899) and Mary Anne Bolen Hull (born 1850 and died 1930) . Frances died December
11, 1958. Frances was 91 years old when she died. She is also buried in Miles Cemetery, Rutland, OH
PICTURE BELOW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
BACK ROW: ETHEL SNOWDEN MCDOLE,
FRONT ROW: FRANCES VIRGINIA SNOWDEN,
WILL SNOWDEN, MILDRED SNOWDEN HARTENBACH SHEELER,
ROY FRANCES SNOWDEN
|FRANCES VIRGINIA SNOWDEN AND HER CHILDREN
Ellsworth and Frances life Together
"Cap" Snowden was a farmer who had a coalmine on his farm. He and his wife, Frances Virginia "Hull" Snowden, and their children
mined the coal with hand picks and horse drawn wagons and carried it to sales points. The farm was on Corn Hollow Road,
off Beech Grove, in Rutland, OH.
Later Ellsworth, "Cap", worked
at other coalmines, where he sustained a disabling back injury that bothered him until his death in 1932.
In 1919 Cap and Frances purchased
the former Polly Jackson Grocery Store on Main Street in Rutland, OH. They also had a restaurant in the store and living quarters
in the rear. In 1926 a fire, which started in the Rathburn Store, engulfed most of the downtown Rutland, OH business
section, including the Snowden Store. They temporarily operated the business from the old Powers Hotel south of the Leading
Creek Bridge in Rutland, OH. They rebuilt the next year and ran a general store selling shoes, hardware, medicine and food.
After rebuilding the store and
getting it established, the Snowden family lived in the Angie Mutchler white brick home on Salem Street, Rutland, OH.
Later they moved into the living quarters above the store. Frances continued to operate the store until 1952. In 1952
she would have been 86 years old!! Their son Roy Frances Snowden continued to live in the house until 1957. Afterwards
the building was leased to Pomeroy National Bank for their first Rutland Branch office. The branch was built, and still stands
there today. (excerpts taken from Meigs County Book, Volume One, 1979., submission excerpts by Suzy Parker Carpenter Hysell)
The three following Pictures Of Earl Snowden and HIs Family. Earl is the fourth born of Ellsworth and
Frances Snowdens children.
Back Row: Halsie & Howard Rupe / Earl & Hilah Snowden
Front Row: Ival Snowden, Anna Rupe, Edna Snowden (Children of the Rupes and Snowdens)
*Note: Hilah Mae Folden Snowden was born on November 1, 1893 and died August 16, 1984, she is buried in Akron Ohio.
Earl Snowden was born on July 20, 1897, and died on April 26, 1956.
Anna Rupe, Edna Snowden, Ival Snowden as a boy
Note: Edna Orvetta Snowden was born March 28, 1915
Ival Eugene Snowden was born June 17, 1918 Ival passed away in the 1970's and is buried in Akron Ohio.
Ival Snowden (grown up) and his son Robert Snowden
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE OF THIRD BORN CHILD IS CLARENCE SNOWDEN. IN THE FIRST PICTURE CLARENCE IS SHOWN HERE
WITH IS WIFE ETHEL.
THIRD BORN SON CLARENCE SNOWDEN, WITH HIS WIFE ETHEL, AND THEIR DAUGHTER IN LAW ANNA MAE (RIFE) SNOWDEN
SNAPSHOT OF THIRD BORN CLARENCE SNOWDEN AND HIS WIFE ETHEL SNOWDEN.
Picture below of Bernard Snowden, son of Clarence and Ethel Snowden
Bernard Snowden, son of Clarence and Ethel Snowden. Bernard is the third child from left in the front
row in this school picture.
Bernard Snowden, son of Clarence and Ethel Snowden, pictured here in the church, he is fourth from left in the
Ellsworth and Frances Snowden's Children
Ellsworth and Frances had 8 children. All were born in Ohio.
first-born was Harry Snowden. He was born July 18, 1887, and he died May 1, 1941. He married Ethel Stowe. They had 5
children, Dorothy, Carlos, Robert, Lawrence, and Harry Everett.
Second born of Ellsworth and Frances was Will Snowden. He was born July 12, 1889 and he died February 3, 1975. He first
married Lula Grover and they had 3 children, one who's name was George, the other names I do not know. He married a second
time to Ada Payne. They had 5 children, Kathleen, Lucille, Floyd, Frank and Jimmy. Will lived in the Dayton, OH area.
Third born to Ellsworth and Frances was Clarence Snowden. He was born August 22, 1892 and died May 24, 1969. He married Ethel
Chaney, she was born in 1914. They had 7 children, Imogene, Edith, Cecil, Harold, Dorothy, Bernard, and Thomas. Clarence had
lived in the Jerry City, OH area later on.
born of Ellsworth and Frances was Earl Snowden. He was born July 20, 1897, and died April 26, 1956. He married Hilah Folden.
They had two children; Ival and Edna Mae. Hilah passed away in the 1980's and is buried in Akron Ohio. Son Ival
passed away in the 1970's and is buried in Akron Ohio. Ival had a son Robert. Dont know who Daughter Edna married, but
was last known to be alive in the 1980's with serious health problems..(Thanks to Vicki Horning for the update)
Fifth born of Ellsworth and Frances Snowden was Opal Snowden. She was born in 1900 and died in 1954. She first married Maurice
Wright, they had a child Frances Evelyn "Wright" Fields. Later she married, Harry Powell.
Sixth born of Ellsworth and Frances Virginia Snowden was Ethel Snowden. She was born 1905, not known when she died. She married
Clayton McDole. They had six children, Junior, William, Mildred, Jim, and don't know the names of the other two children.
She lived in the Bradner, OH area.
Seventh born to Ellsworth and Frances was Mildred Snowden. She was born January 25, 1908 and unknown when she died. She
married George Hartenbach first, and then Lester Sheeler. No known children. She lived in Florida later on.
Eighth born of Ellsworth and Frances was Roy Francis Snowden, he was originally named Francis Leroy Snowden. Roy was born
January 30, 1907 in Rutland, OH and died January 29,1978, in Rutland, OH. He is buried in Miles Cemetery,
Rutland, OH. He married Reva Janice "Snider" Snowden. She was born September 10, 1907 in Dexter, OH,and died July 13, 1985
in Rutland, OH. Reva is also buried in Miles Cemetery Rutland Ohio. Reva was the daughter of John Henry Snider
( born 8/1/1870 died 1936, buried at White Oak Cemetery near Harrisonville, and Emma Jane Marchington Snider, (who died in
1916) and is also buried at White Oak Cemetery near Harrisonville. Reva was eight years old when her mother died, and at that
time she went to go live with her Aunt and Uncle Mr. and Mrs. Pete Nelson.
Roy and Reva had five children. Leland Clyde
"Cap" Snowden, Betty Jean "Snowden" Parker, Carroll Kaye Snowden, Joan Marie "Snowden" May, and Phyllis Irene "Snowden" Simpkins.
I will talk further on about Roy and Reva in Generation Eleven as they are my direct descendants, and
|ELLSWORTH JEFFERSON SNOWDEN'S DEATH CERTIFICATE
THE ABOVE STATE OF OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR ELLSWORTH JEFFERSON SNOWDEN; STATES, Ellsworth
J. Snowden Place of Death, Meigs County Rutland Village. Date of Birth listed as April 21, 1863 and date of Death listed
as June 14,1932. Aged 69 years 1 month 23 days, at time of death. His trade listed was merchant. Birthplace OHIO, father George
Washington Snowden. Married to Frances Snowden and she is also the informant. Buried in Miles Cemetery , Rutland Ohio, June
17, 1932. Principal cause of death, chronic myocaridtis, primarily chronic nepluites (Spelling) duration several years. Contributary
causes of importance not related to principal cause, listed was, crushing injury through blast in coal mine duration
8 years. Signed by M.Daniels, M.D.
|FRANCES VIRGINIA SNOWDEN'S DEATH CERTIFICATE
THE ABOVE STATE OF OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR FRANCES VIRGINIA "HULL" SNOWDEN STATES; Place of death,
meigs county, in Syracure, at Foster's Rest Home, with a length of stay of 11 days. States ususal residence as Ohio, Meigs County,
Rutland. Date of death 12-11-1958, Female, White, Widowed at time of death, Date of birth 10-1-1867, Age at death 91 yrs
old, Occupation was housewife, Birthplace Athens Ohio, Fathers name Matthew Hull, Mothers maiden name Mary Ann Bolen, Informants
signature was Mildred Hartenbach her daughter, cause of death, artherioschlerolic cardio-vascular disease and had years before
her death, Dr. Charles J. Muller M.D. of Pomeroy OH attended the deceased from 1-13-1956 to 12-1-1958, and signed the
death certificate on 12-12-1958. Buried in Miles Cemetery in Rutland Ohio on 12-14-1958. Embalmer Harley Strong lic. # 5881-A,
Funeral Director CM Chase lic #134, of Chase Funeral Home, Rutland OH. Recorded on 12-13-1958 by Beulah E. Strauss, Registar.
THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS FROM JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, AS YOU CAN SEE
THE DATES OF DEATH OR BIRTH OF FRANCES AND ELLSWORTH DO NOT EXACTLY MATCH THE CORRECT DATES LISTED ON THE DEATH
CERTIFICATES OF EITHER ABOVE.
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