Snow, Vernon.

Biography

k-Snow, Vernon. b. May 27, 1907 Burton’s Creek, Campbell County, Virginia; father William Henry Snow, Jr., mother Rosa Gertrude Harkrader (1886-1968); 1 year High School; 1 year National Guard and Naval Reserve; Single; Radio Repairman and Electrical Communications (radio-telegraph); CP 1935; Received Passport# 401361 on April 30, 1937 which listed his address as 204 2nd Street SE, Washington, District of Columbia and Natural Bridge, Virginia; Sailed May 4, 1937 aboard the Berengaria; Served with the XV Brigade, Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in training; Replacement to the Transmissions Lincoln-Washington Battalion; KIA October 18, 1937, Fuentes de Ebro, during an air attack.
Siblings: brothers St. Elmo Snow (1906-1942), Sinclair Snow (1909-1972), Brewster Snow (1912-2005), sister Serena A. Snow (1917-1987).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Mac-Pap; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 848, ll. 139, Arrived May 27; USSDA 2:0938, 60:0379; Reid describes his death in a letter posted on Ireland and the Spanish Civil War website http://irelandscw.com/docs- PatRead.htm; L-W Tree Ancestry provides copy of death certificate.
Photograph: Vernon Snow, Passport Photograph, 1937.