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1942: Samuel Snow dies

January 9

Samuel Snow II, the last of Marblehead’s Civil War veterans dies at his home in Marblehead after a brief illness at the age 93. Born in Marblehead 22 January 1848, son of James Hooper Snow and his wife Hannah A. Breed. Mr. Snow died 9 January 1942, as reported in The Marblehead Messenger and The New York Times. He left a widow Agnes Josephine Murphy. Samuel Snow joined the Northern Army in 1863 at the age of 15 and served with Company G of the First Massachusetts Artillery. Mr. Snow saw Abraham Lincoln inaugurated for the second time and then served as a member of the guard of honor at the President’s bier. Mr. Snow is buried at Waterside Cemetery. (With thanks to Ernie Christensen for his assistance on this entry,)

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 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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