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74. Stella Mersade HAYS54 was born on 28 March 1884 in Arkansas.12,14,54 She died on 5 January 1958 at the age of 73 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.58,133 She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren County, Iowa.

Crawford Co marriages: G. F. Vinsant, age 23 to Stella Hays, no age stated. 6 Nov 1901; G. M. Spear, MG

[Jane Lumsden has marriage to Fred Vinsant. Prichard on grave marker.]
The Family Bible lists her death as Stella Pritchard 5 Jan 1948, age 73 years. However, if she was born in 1884 and was 73, then she died in 1958 instead, which is on her grave marker.

The 1930 Census has the following:
Alix, Franklin Co AR. Hh 29
Walter E. Pritchard, age 31, married at age 24, b. AR, parents b. MO
Stella, wife, age 25 [Impossible - she was 20 years older!], married at age 17, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b.MO

1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, ED 17-31,, Sheet 8A, Hh 181.
Living on City Heights, as was her sister-in-law, Adda Hays.
Walter "Pitchard", age 43, b. AR, Manager of the pool hall; he had lived in the rural part of Crawford Co in 1935.
Stella M., wife, age 55, b. AR

Stella Mersade HAYS and Frederick G. VINSANT were married on 6 November 1901 in Crawford County, Arkansas.134,135 Frederick G. VINSANT134,136 was born in 1881 in Arkansas.135,137 He died about 1922 at the age of 41.

1870 Census. Van Buren Twp, Crawford Co, AR - the Snyder mother was still living and was on the same page with Fosters.
Sarah Snyder, age 73, b. VA
Catherine, 35, b. KY
Mary, 21, b. AR
S. E. Peevyhouse, female, age 15, b. AR
G. W. Peevyhouse, male, age 13, b. AR, farm labor
[are these children grandchildren? did one of Sarah Snyder's daughter marry a Peevyhouse?]
J. C. Snyder, b. KY, age 40 was in the same township, with wife Martha age 25, and children Harriet age 8, Frederick age 6, and Margaret age 3. [this was surely the brother John]

1880 Census, Crawford Co AR - the Snyder sisters, Catherine and Mary, were living with a brother.
John Snyder, age 50, b. KY, parents b. VA
his children all born in AR:
Henrietta, dau, age 17, Margaret, dau, age 12, Emma S., dau, age 10; Benj., son, age 5
Catherine, sister, age 45
Mary, sister, age 30, b. AR

In 1900, Fred Vinsant lived next door to Stella's family. He had his aunts [possibly great aunts?] living with him then, as well as John Pevyhouse, born Mar 1886 in Indian Territory (14) who is listed as his Uncle.
Van Buren Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 282
Fred Vinsant, b. Aug 1878, age 21, b. AR as were his parents
Kate Snider, aunt, b. Aug 1832, age 67, b. KY as were her parents
Mary Snider, aunt, b. May 1842, age 58, b. AR, parents b. KY
John Peevyhouse, uncle [??? nephew ???], b. Mar 1886, age 14, b. Indian Territory, father b. AR, mother b. AR

Lived near the others in the 1910 Census. Living with his family in 1910 are Mary E. and Catherine Snider, aunts. They were in Van Buren. Frederick was age 31, married 8 years, b. AR, parents b. AR. Stella, wife, was age 25 - 1 child, b. AR, parents b. AR. Emmett W., son, age 7, b. AR. Mary E. Snider, Aunt, was age 59, b. AR, parents b. VA. Catherine Snider was age 75, b. KY, parents b. VA

1920 Census. Crawford Co AR, Van Buren\
Fred Vinsant, age 38, b. AR as were his parents.
Stella, wife, age 35, b. AR as were her parents.
Emmett, son, age 17, b. AR.

Buried at Pevehouse Cemetery - no marker. "nephew of Miss Kate & Mary Snider"
Possibly a son of Isaiah B. Vinsant, although Isaiah's wife was a Foster. Age fits in with other children in the family, but not placed in that family by Vinsant researchers. There was a "Lije" Vinsant, brother to Isaiah, but his wife listed as a Carter in the "Headstones" book.

Stella Mersade HAYS and Frederick G. VINSANT had the following children:



Emmett W. VINSANT was born in 1903 in Crawford County, Arkansas.137 He died in 1928 at the age of 25 in Crawford County, Arkansas.59

Died as the result of being hit in the head with a brick a few years earlier. Buried at Pevehouse Cemetery - no marker.

Stella Mersade HAYS and Walter E. PRICHARD were married in 1923. Walter E. PRICHARD was born about 1899 in Arkansas.