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    1. [KING] SNODGRASS - COLE - KING Family Photographs
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" a group of photographs including Dillie COLE SNODGRASS who is identified as the daughter of John Nathaniel COLE and his wife Elizabeth. The photographs of Dillie are taken in Concordia, KS; Minneapolis, KS; and Madison, WI. All from the 1880's to the 1900's with her appearing to be from her teens to her 30's. I've also recovered others from John Nathaniel COLE'S sisters family so I know I have the right John, however, I don't see Dillie in his family tree but I do find a Dillie EVARTS SNODGRASS (daughter of John Nathaniel COLE'S sister Mary Elizabeth COLE) who appears to be a match. Quite the mystery - I'm thinking someone simply added the wrong information to the back of the photographs, somehow mixing up who Dillie belonged to in the family. A photograph online of Dillie in her later years does appear to be a match to the girl in the photographs I have. She appears to be in her teens in the 1880's photographs. The 1900's photograph taken in Madison, WI identified as her may not be as I feel that the brow line, mouth, and nose are different. I'm thinking it may be another relative of the same family? In this photograph she is pictured with two children, one appears to be a girl about 6-8 years old and the other a boy about 4-5 years old. The fourth photograph is identified as Melvin SNODGRASS, however it appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Melvin a teen at the time so not a match with Dillie's son Melvin who wasn't born until the 1900's. Again, I'm thinking someone guessed at the identify. This photograph was taken in Arapahoe, NE. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Dillie and her family: Dillie Ellen EVARTS SNODGRASS was b. 15 Oct 1873 in Delphos, KS to parents Leman "Lee" Simon EVARTS (1838-1893) and Mary Elizabeth COLE (1844-1919). Dille was one of 12 children born to this couple including, Edward Clark; Minnie Elizabeth; Kate Eliza; Thomas Henry; John Allen; Dillie E.; Daisy; Leman Jr.; Charles Kirk; Bert Vick; Fannie Fern; and Bessie May EVARTS all born between 1864 and 1886. Dillie was married first to Thomas William MEE (1868-1921) and they had two sons, Harry Winford; and Herbert Edwin MEE. Her second husband was Descom SNODGRASS (1867-1948) whom she married in 1898. Dillie and Descom had three daughters, Zelma SNODGRASS BROWN (1899-1989); Jennie May SNODGRASS COMER; Mary Lila or Lilah SNODGRASS GNUSCHKE; and sons Melvin Descom and Frank O'Kane SNODGRASS. At the time of her death on 24 Apr 1951 her son Harry MEE was living in Kansas; Herbert MEE was living in Mossyrock, WA, and sons Melvin and Frank SNODGRASS were living in Kelso, WA. Her daughter Zelma BROWN was living in Oak Grove, WA; daughter Jennie COMER was living in Toledo, WA; and Mary GNUSCHKE was living in Kelso, WA. A brother Bert EVARTS was living in Nebraska. Dillie is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Kelso, WA. Dillie's uncle was John Nathaniel COLE b. 14 Sept 1830 in Georgia and died 7 Apr 1903. John was married to Elizabeth EVERETTS (1835-1915) and together they had four children including, Emma Eliza; Frances Elizabeth; Ella Jane; and Nellie E. COLE all born between 1869 and 1882. John and his sister Mary Elizabeth COLE (Dillie's Mother) were two of the children born to Allen John COLE (1806-1885) and Eliza Ann KING (1811- 1873) who were married 12 Nov 1829 in Darien, GA. I am hoping to locate someone from this family so that the photographs can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

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