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Biography of Howard L. Snyder M. D.

Howard L. Snyder, M. D. Doctor Snyder is of old American family. His paternal ancestors came out of Holland in colonial times and located in Southern Pennsylvania. From that state the family by successive stages had come fully half way across the continent. Doctor Snyder was born in Woodford County, Illinois, October 10, 1878. His father, David Snyder, was born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1820. He moved west to Woodford County, Illinois, in 1848, and became one of the leading farmers and stock raisers there. He died in Woodford County in April, 1895. David Snyder was a republican in general politics, but during his last years he voted the national prohibition ticket. In Woodford County he did much to support and always took an active part in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was married in Woodford County to Miss Mary E. Whittaker, who was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1841, and died in Winfield, Kansas, in 1911. Of the six children, Doctor Snyder was the fourth. The oldest, John D., is a farmer, and had an interest in a furniture business at Hutchinson, Kansas, where he resided. The daughter, Mary E., died of typhoid fever at the age of nine years. David L. is a farmer near Winfield, Kansas. Thomas B. is also a farmer and stockman near Winfield. Anthony K. is in the drug business at Winfield. Doctor Howard L. Snyder spent his early life on his father’s farm in Illinois. He attended country schools and also the high school at Washburn, Illinois, and had a preparatory course in the Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington. He...

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