Minerva Jane Snodgrass
My great grandmother was not the first one to have the same name. Her Aunt also had the name, but she died when she was very young. The Snodgrass family had some interesting names. Leading me to believe that someone in the family was a reader of the classics. Minerva was the Roman Goddess of wisdom. It wasn’t a popular name at the time that Minerva was named, yet her parents gave her such a heavy name. Ironically, the mother of Minerva was America.
Minerva was born May 15th 1890. She and her sister Mary were married on the same day to the Fizer brothers. George Leonard Lewis Fizer was married to Minerva. Minerva died of hypertension on May 17 1954.