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John Edwin was the son of John Frederick Snow and his first wife Mary Snow nee Lee. John Frederick Snow was born in Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, in 1852 (A/M/J Bingham, mother's maiden name Goodwin). Mary Lee was born in Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire, in 1853 (J/A/S Bingham, mother's maiden name Holmes) and was the daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Lee. John Frederick and Mary were married in 1880 in Manchester (O/N/D Salford, Lancashire) and had six children: William Reuben b. Salford 1881 (J/A/S Salford Lancs); Ernest Frederick b. Sibthorpe 1883 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. Sibthorpe St Peter 16 December 1883; John Edwin b. Nottingham 23 January 1890 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Peter 4 March 1890; Ethel May b. Nottingham 23 January 1890 (J/F/M Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Peter 4 March 1890; Sarah Elizabeth b. 4 November 1893 (O/N/D Nottingham) bap. Nottingham St Peter 21 December 1893 and Mary b. 3 May 1896 (A/M/J Nottingham, mother's maiden name Lee) bap. Lenton St Anthony 18 August 1896 d. 1896 (J/A/S Nottingham). At the time of the 1881 Census, shortly before the birth of their first child, John Frederick (28), a tea dealer, and Mary (27) were living at 11 Dudley Street, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. Also in the home on the night of the census, were John's mother, Mary Ann Snow (61), and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lee (29). In 1891 John (38) a confectioner and drysalter and Mary (37) were living at 13 Valentine Place, Nottingham, with their four children William (9), Ernest (7), John (3) and Ethel (1). The baptismal records for John, Ethel and Sarah (1888-1893) gave their parents' address as Valentine Place. Their second daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, was born two years later in 1893 and their third daughter and last child, Mary, five years later in 1896. Mary's baptismal record gave her parents' address as 6 Mount Pleasant, Nottingham. Mary died when she was a few months old and her mother, Mary, died the same year (1896 A/M/J Nottingham). In 1901 the widowed John, a drysalter (employer), was living at 26 Chesterfield Street, Nottingham with his five surviving children: William (19) a school teacher, Ernest (17) and John (13) both drysalter's assistants (presumably assisting in their father's business), and Ethel (11) and Sarah (7) who were both still at school. John Frederick married Emmeline (Emily) Annie Brown in 1902 (A/M/J Nottingham. In 1911 John (58) now a drug sundries dealer on his own account, and his wife Emily (57) were still at 26 Chesterfield Street. Only four of John's five children were still living at home: William (29) a school teacher, Ernest (27) a greengrocer's assistant and Ethel (21) and Sarah (17) who were both machinists (ladies' fancy wear). John Edwin was living at 6 Brown's Flatt, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, where he was a bottler at Hardy's Brewery in Kimberley. John Edwin married Ada Duffin in 1915 (J/F/M Nottingham) and the birth of their son, Charles A. was registered the following year (1916 J/F/M Nottingham). However, there is a record of the death of a Charles A Snow b. 1916 who died aged one the following year (1917 J/A/S Nottingham). John Snow died in 1919 aged 67 (O/N/D Nottingham). Of John’s siblings: William Reuben married Kate A Harvey in 1912 (A/M/J Nottingham). Ernest Frederick attested on 1 March 1916; he was then living at 22 Red Lion Street, Nottingham, and gave his occupation as ‘hawker’. Ernest was mobilised on 13 April 1916 and posted to the 4th Bn Sherwood Foresters (42713 Private). He served in France but during a period of home leave in 1918 he was found drowned in the Nottingham canal on 18 February; Ernest is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. (See ROH record) Ethel May married John W Whysall (b. 16 September 1888) and in 1939 at the time of the England & Wales Register they were living at 52 Wilford Crescent East, Meadows, with Ethel's unmarried sister Sarah. Ethel probably died in 1955 (J/F/M Nottingham). Sarah Elizabeth was living with her married sister Ethel in 1939 at 52 Wilford Crescent East, Meadows. Sarah was working in a factory warehouse. She died in 1975 (A/M/J Nottingham).
In 1911 he was a bottler at Hardy's Brewery, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire.
21 Mar 1917
1653963 - CWGC Website
Enlisted Nottingham
1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Private John Edwin Snow enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1st battalion Northumberland Fusiliers as a machine gunner. He was killed in action on 21st March 1917; he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 16 April 1917: ‘Snow. Killed in action, March 21st 1917, John Edwin (Jack) Snow, Machine Gunner, Northumberland Fusiliers. Faithful unto death. From wife, baby, father, mother, brothers and sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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