Snair, Ralph Wilson

Name: Snair, Ralph Wilson
Burial Date: 1957, 04/25
Age at Death: 67
Plot Location: 684 A
Notes: Son of William Allen & Sarah Cathryn’Sadie'(Fravel) Snair

KS Pvt. Med Det. 56 Inf.    War: WW1

 Ralph Wilson Snair

At first glance, when authorities found a Hutchinson native in a car with a deadly wound to the head and a gun in his lap on Good Friday in April 1957, they thought suicide.

But all the facts did not add up. The unregistered revolver was wiped clean, and the victim, Ralph Wilson Snair, had his hat on backwards, with his pants pockets empty and turned outward.

Snair, a World War I veteran, was born in Hutchinson, grew up in Sterling and retired in Wichita, but was found dead in Walton, less than 10 miles from Newton.

Why a book about Ralph Snair?

Snair’s great niece, Susan McIver, Ph.D., decided she wanted to investigate this unsolved mystery. McIver is an award-winning scientist, former coroner and author who resides in Canada. Because of her background, she decided to write about the case in her recently-released book, “Long Time Dead: My Investigation into the Unsolved Murder of Ralph Wilson Snair.”

Birth: Feb. 28, 1890
Kingman County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1957
Harvey County
Kansas, USA

age 67, son of William Allen & Sarah Cathryn(Fravel)KS Pvt. Med Det. 56 Inf.
Veteran of: World War I


Family links:
William Allen Snair (1857 – 1941)
Sarah Cathryn Fravel Snair (1857 – 1934)

Charles Earl Snair (1882 – 1886)*
Sarah Bertha Snair McCrory (1884 – 1933)*
Ralph Wilson Snair (1890 – 1957)
Jessie May Snair McCrory (1892 – 1953)*
Edna Miriam Snair Wilson (1895 – 1979)*
Gracia Louella Snair Currie (1897 – 1980)*
Fravel William Snair (1900 – 1969)**Calculated relationship

Sterling Cemetery
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 684 A
Created by: Lawcas
Record added: Apr 22, 2013