|Turner and Irene (Holland) Snipes|
On June 1, 1900, Irene lived with her parents and six siblings (John, Isom, Sula, Emma, Eunice, and Julian) in the Honea Path Township of Anderson County, South Carolina. She was enumerated as Nannie A. Holland. The census record shows her as age 4, born in October 1895. The Soundex Index card lists her as Nannie Holland, age 4, born in October 1899. Clearly something is wrong here. Her parents had been married for 20 years. Irene’s father was a farmer with brothers John and Isom both working as farm laborers. Her mother was enumerated as having had 11 children, 9 of which were living. John and Isom were the only children who were able to read and write at this point. Her brother Brown was not living with the family and I have yet to find him during that census year. My notes show that Andrew was born and died (in infancy) in 1900, but as mentioned above, I can’t confirm this. If he was born in 1900, it would have been late in the year because Julian was born in March 1900.
|Clarence Franklin Snipes|
|Blair and Buren Snipes|
On April 8, 1940, Irene, Blair, and Buren lived in Honea Path. She owned the house which was classified as a farm and valued at $3,000. Irene was a farmer, working 25 hours a week. Blair, at age 22, was a laborer in a cutting department. Buren, at age 21, was a filling station operator.
Irene lost of her sister Sudie in November 1949, her brother John in October 1952, and her brother Isom in November 1957.
At some point by 1960, Irene moved into her brother Brown’s Honea Path home. Her grandson Dan Snipes recalled that she lived upstairs and Brown downstairs. In February 1964, Brown wrote a letter to my grandfather, Sam Holland, telling him that Irene had an apartment in his house and cooked for him. Irene moved to Belton in 1967. Her brother Brown died in March 1968. About that time, Irene’s health starting declining. It worsened the summer of 1969 and she died at Anderson Memorial Hospital on September 21. She was buried at Bethany Church Cemetery beside her husband Turner. She was survived by her sons Blair and Buren; brother Julian and three sisters, Minnie, Maude, and Emma; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Honea Path at the time of her death.
|Irene (Holland) Snipes on left and Snipes family members|
|Irene (Holland) Snipes|
|Snipes family plot at Bethany Church Cemetery|
- A. B. Holland obituary, The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, March 31, 1968.
- Clarence F. Snipes, Standard Certificate of Death no. 16452, State of South Carolina, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health.
- Enterocolitis; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterocolitis.
- Frances Eleanor Williamson Holland Find a Grave memorial 41331097.
- Isom Todd Holland, State of South Carolina, Application for Certificate of Birth no. D-539, May 12, 1951.
- John William Holland, Standard Certificate of Death no. 52-013004, State of South Carolina, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health.
- Julian Holland obituary, The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina, January 5, 1977.
- Letter from Brown Holland to Sam Holland, February 22, 1964.
- Mrs. Sudie Holland Martin, Standard Certificate of Death no. 49-015279, Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, State of South Carolina.
- Nannie Irene Holland Delayed Certificate of Birth no. 139-20-1104, Division of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, State of South Carolina, February 2, 1956.
- Personal memories of Dan Snipes.
- Sudie Holland Martin, Standard Certificate of Death no. 49-015279, State of South Carolina, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health.
- Turner W. Snipes Obituary, Anderson Independent, August 6, 1937.
- Turner Walter Snipes and Nannie Irene Holland marriage license/certificate, South Carolina, County Marriage Records, 1907–2000.
- Turner Walter Snipes, Standard Certificate of Death no. 11700, State of South Carolina, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health.
- Turner Walter Snipes, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918.
- U.S. Federal Census, Honea Path Township, Anderson County, South Carolina, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.