I'm looking for any connections to Dan Snipes described in the following obituary:
Ruston Daily Leader (Ruston, Louisiana) Jan 16, 1974 DAN SNIPES, AREA RESIDENT MARKS 101ST BIRTHDAY TODAY
Dan Snipes is 101 years old today. Members of his family will honor the centenarian-plus this Sunday with a special birthday party during the day. At 101 years of age, the resident of the Ruston area just below the Jackson parrish line in Clairborne parrish still drives his pickup truck to and from Ruston and tends his garden, where he raises corn, watermelons and other truck crops, this summer. Snipes is considered the oldest white man in Lincoln or Jackson parish. Born in Thomas County Georgia on October 5, 1860, Snipes recalls General Sherman's march through the south. During the first 50 years of his life, he drove a mule and covered wagon across Southern United States from logging camp to logging camp, providing blacksmith services. He came to Louisiana in 1906, met Roxie Pye and in 1910, at the age of 50 he married her. Seven children, six boys and a girl, were born to this union. For many years he operated a sawmill here and with lumber he sawed himself, he added numerous rooms to the one-room house he and Roxie occupied in 1910. Dan spends his time peddling vegetables from his farm to folks in the area, driving his pickup truck from house to house. He vehemently objects to government interference in private enterprise, saying he closed down his sawmill when the government started telling him what to do.