unknown newspaper, 1924
Arphad Snell Whose Death Occurred Last Week, Was Civil War Veteran - Following is a short sketch of the life of Arphad Snell, whose death occurred August 18, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hartley, south of the city. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 20 at 10 P.M., from the late residence, and the remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery. Arphad Snell was born near Williamsburg, Ohio on February 16, 1841, the son of Daniel and Jane Snell. In the fall of 1852 the family moved to La Salle County, Ill., where he lived until he enlisted in Company G, 129th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers. He was a member of the local G. A. R. Post, which disbanded last year. On June 17, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Evaline Moorhead. To this union were born three children, one dying in infancy. Mrs. Snell preceded him in death about seven years ago. He leaves to mourn his passing, two daughters, Mrs. Ben Balster and Mrs. Charles Hartley, with whom he made his home; also two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. James Riggs of Deer Park, Illinois. Mr. Snell had lived in Menard County many years, and for a number of years was engaged in the brick and tile factory at Tice.