Alvin C. Snell

ID # 926, (1878-1951)
BirthAlvin C. Snell was born on 12 October 1878 at Chatham, Kent Co.. 
MarriageHe married Gertrude Lillian Fellman, daughter of Jakob Bachman Fellman and Elizabeth Delight Buckberrough, on 19 June 1902 at Methodist Church, Wingham, Ontario; The Brantford Expositor repeats a piece from the Wingham Advantage describing the wedding of Gertrude Lillian Fellman and Alvin C. Snell. The bride was given away by her grandfather, D. Buckborough of Waterloo. Arthur Fellman, brother of the bride, played the organ and Percy Morley was usher. Percy appears to be a first cousin of the bride by way of her aunt Pamelia.

A child, one of the flower girls, is referred to as Miss Delight Hobbs, and will be a daughter of Delight's to Richard Hobbs.

The following transcription of the marriage registration is with a partial assist of a transcription provided by Mary Crandall.

Mrge reg. 009199-02 Wingham, Huron Co
Charles A. Snell, 23, dentist, bachelor, born Chatham, Ont., residing Essex, Ont, s/o William L. Snell and Sarah Van Veit (Vliet) married Gertrude L. Fellman, 21, born Berlin Ont, residing Wingham, d/o Jacob P. Fellman and E. D. Buckburrough. Wit: Albert B. Sheer of Niagara Falls U.S. and Mildred Nethercott of Woodstock Ont. June 12, 1902 at Wingham. 
DeathHe died on 30 January 1951 at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, at age 72. 
NoteAlvin was a dentist, per the 1901 and 1911 censuses taken at Essex, Ontario.

Birth reg. 012321-78 Chatham, Kent Co. 12 October 1878, Alvin CharlesSnell, s/o William L.G. Snell, carpenter, and Sarah Isabella Van Vliet. (The right hand side is trimmed. Vliet seems correct.)

Information about the death of Alvin Snell appears in the death notices of the January 31, 1951, edition of the Toronto Star:

At Toronto General Hospital on Tuesday, January 30, 1951, Dr. C. Alvin Snell of 717 Eglinton Ave., beloved husband of Gertrude L. Snell, and father of Mrs. H.O. Stock (Delight), Dr. F. Van Vliet Snell, and Grant Snell. Funeral private. Flowers gratefully declined.

The above does not give us the date or place of burial.

As well as practicing dentistry at Essex, Alvin later had a practice in Toronto, according to information provided by his grandson. 

Children of Alvin C. Snell and Gertrude Lillian Fellman

Last Edited22 Jan 2014