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Daily Press
November 19, 1942

Captain Snead Died in Conn.

Capt. William Snead, Negro boat captain, died unexpectedly Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn.
Captain Snead was well known along Atlantic coast ports and carried cargo of oysters and lumber from South Carolina to Massachusetts for more than 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy Snead; two daughters and four sons.

The body arrived in Hampton yesterday and will remain at the Smith Bros. Funeral Home on West Queen Street until the service.

Rites will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Queen Street Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. George S. Russell, in charge. Burial will be in Elmerton Cemetery.

Captain Snead was a member of the Elks and Masonic Lodges.

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Daily Press
November 20, 1942

Capt. Snead’s Rites at 5 this Afternoon.

Funeral rites for Capt. William Snead, Negro boat captain who died unexpectedly Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn., will be held at 5 this afternoon at the Queen Street Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. George S. Russell in charge. Interment will be in Elmerton Cemetery.

Captain Snead was known in shipping circles from South Carolina to Massachusetts, having served in coast-wide trade for more than 30 years. His widow, Mrs. Lucy Snead, two daughters and four sons survive.

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