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Snelling, Asa Elmer


Age: 26, credited to Dover, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/31/63, m/i 12/31/63, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, dsrtd 7/14/64

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Birth: 06/29/1837, Canada
Death: 04/28/1931

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Row 3 left hand side Heaven Lane
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 36945047


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Lucinda Snelling Thompson, Brookfield, MA

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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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BARNARD, April 30. - Asa E. Snelling, formerly of Hartford died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his grandson, Harold Snelling, in Barnard. Mr. Snelling lacked two months of being 94 years old and up to the past winter had enjoyed good health. Burial will be in Lyndon Center.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 1, 1931

Asa E. Snelling Left 44 Descendants

Some interesting facts about the life of the late Asa Elmer Snelling, who died at the home of his grandson, Harold F. Snelling on the Bethel-Barnard road, April 28, 1931, have not as yet been published.

Mr. Snelling was born June 29,1837, the year Victoria became queen of England in Barnston, P.Q, son of Charles Green and Polly Harris Snelling, one of ten children. Nov. 22, 1857 he married Abbie Augusta Nailey of Barton, Vt., and they enjoyed sixty-two years of married life together until Mrs. Snelling's death in 1919, living in Sheffield, Wheelock, Danville and East Lyndon, Vt.

The last few years of Mr. Snelling's life were spent with his grandson, Harold F. Snelling of Barnard. Death occurred there, but interment was in Lyndon Center, April 30, 1931.

He left two sons, Edwin Harley Snelling of Zion City, Ill., and Francis Byron Snelling of Barnard; fourteen grandchildren, twenty of whom are living, thirty-four great-grandchildren, twenty-seven of whom are living, and three great-great-grandchildren; fifty-three in all, forty-four of whom are living.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, June 11, 1931
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.