29 November 2011

Tombstone Genealogy Tuesday: Edwin & Charity Snell

Charity (1850-1923) and Edwin R. Snell (1844-1888) rest in Snellville Historical Cemetery at Gwinnett County, Georgia. Behind their tombstones is a nice ledger marker with some family genealogy inscribed thereon:
Edwin And Charity
Married May 19, 1873
Moved From London, England
To Snellville With Their
Family In 1886
Charity Is The Sister Of
Snellville Founder -- Tom Snell
Edwin -- Son Of
Frederick William Snell
Mary Jane Cock

Charity -- Daughter Of
Joseph Brokenshire Snell
Ann Beswarrick
Children of E. R. And Charity
Catherine (Queenie) Criswell
Gladstone F. Snell
Maude Snell Williford
F. Cyril Snell Sr.
Joseph Frank Snell
Johnny Snell (Stillborn)
After the death of Edwin, Charity married Samuel D. Holmes (d. 1908). He was buried on the other side of Charity in the same plot at Snellville Historical Cemetery. Following is an obituary for Charity from the 16 October 1923 edition, The Atlanta Constitution (Georgia):


Mrs. Charity Holmes, 73, of 19 Hunnicutt Street, died Sunday at the residence. She is survived by three sons, Rev. Frank S. Snell, of Middletown; Ceyrl Snell, of Vienna, Ga., and Clady Snell, of Snellville, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Christwell, of Ashburn, and Miss Maude Snell, of Atlanta. Awtry & Lowndes in charge."

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