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Minerva Jane (Snodgrass) Fizer

My great grandmother was Minerva Jane Snodgrass. Here is some information that I know about her. The name snodgrass, as defined by “Ancestry.com”

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’.

When Minerva Jane Snodgrass was born on April 15, 1890, in Putnam, West Virginia, her father, John, was 31 and her mother, America, was 33. She had six sons and five daughters with George Lenorad Lewis Franklin Fizer between 1908 and 1929. She died on May 17, 1954, in Kanawha, West Virginia, at the age of 64.

1900, Merie (Mini was her nickname) J. Snodgrass was 10 years old and lived in Scott, West Virginia with her father, mother, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.

In 1920, Manerva Fizer was 30 years old and lived in Mahan, West Virginia with her husband, Leonard, 3 sons, and 2 daughters.
In 1930, Nirsence Fizer was 40 years old and lived in Sherman, West Virginia with her husband, George, 5 sons, and 5 daughters.
On April 1, 1940, Minneria Fizer was 50 years old and lived in Cabin Creek, West Virginia with her husband, G.L., 3 sons, and 3 daughters.
Minerva is the wife of George L. Fizer and the daughter of John Snodgrass.Burial in Ward Cemetery.
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