Friday, September 18, 2015

52 Ancestors – Clarence Franklin Snipes – (week 38 – 2015)

Clarence Franklin Snipes
Clarence Franklin Snipes, son of Turner Walter Snipes and Nancy Irene Holland, was born April 16, 1923 in South Carolina, most likely Anderson County. He was the third child of three—Blair H. Snipes, Buren Turner Snipes, and Clarence Franklin Snipes. He went by Franklin and was named for his paternal grandfather, also named Clarence Franklin Snipes.

Little Franklin’s time of Earth was short. After an illness of only two days, he died at 12:30 a.m. on October 10, 1925 in Honea Path, Anderson County, South Carolina. His death certificate records the cause of death as enterocolitis, “an inflammation of the digestive tract, involving enteritis of the small intestine and colitis of the colon” according to Wikipedia. He was buried at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, Anderson County, South Carolina. An unknown newspaper carried the following obituary:
Death of Little Franklin Snipes 
On the night of October the 9th, while everything was calm and peaceful, God visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Snipes and took from them their precious darling. He was two and one-half years old, and was sick only two days. Tis sad to part from you, Franklin, but ‘tis sweet relief to know you are in Heaven, where no tears are falling, and
Some time when day is ended,
    Some time when toils are over,
We shall behold precious Franklin
    There on the other shore.

Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock at Bethany cemetery. Rev. N. G. Wright officiating. W. B. Shirley in charge of funeral.
How devastating this must have been for his family.

Franklin is buried in the family plot beside his parents

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