Biography of Homer Eugene Snyder
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Homer Eugene Snyder, postmaster of Victor, Ontario county, New York, and prominently identified with the commercial interests of the county, is the son of Martin V. B. Snyder, a native of Victor, who was engaged in farming for many years, and is now (1910) living in retirement in the village in the town in which he was born. He married Hattie Warren, and had nine children, all of whom are living at the present time: Hattie M., Charles H., Marion J., Homer Eugene (see elsewhere), Lena A., Lillian J., Josiah E., Cora V. and Ira M.
Homer Eugene Snyder was born in Victor, Ontario county, New York, July 22, 1872. He attended the district school of Victor, and the Rochester Business University. His first step in his business career was as a commercial traveler, continuing in this line for a period of ten years, the greater number of which were spent in the employ of the Empire Drill Company. He was in full charge of the exhibit of this company at the Pan-American Exhibition in 1901. For some time he prospected in the province of Ontario, Canada, with the view of opening a branch of the Empire Drill Company. He was in charge of the agricultural store of Weaver, Palmer & Richmond, in Rochester, New York, holding the office of manager, 1905-06, which position he resigned January 5, 1907, to accept the position of postmaster of his home town, to which he had been appointed by the President, entering upon the active discharge of his duties the same day (January 5, 1907), and has been in office continuously since that time. His political affiliations have always been with the Republican party, and he served as secretary of the county committee for many years. He has also served as chief of the Victor Fire Department, and as fire marshal of the village, and on the board of health. Mr. Snyder was one of the organizers of the Locke Insulator Manufacturing Company, of which he is one of the stockholders; he also took an active interest in the establishing of the Victor Preserving Company. He has been a leading factor in introducing many improvements in Victor, and it was through his continuous efforts that Victor has one of the up-to-date electric lighting systems, and also one of the best fire departments.
He is connected with the following organizations: Milnor Lodge, No. 139, Free and Accepted Masons of Victor; Victor Tent, No. 426, Knights of the Maccabees; Rochester Lodge, No. 24, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Lalla Rooke Grotto, No. 3, M. O. V. P. E. R., of Rochester; the National Association of Postmasters; the New York State Association of Postmasters; Empire State Implement Men’s Club, and Red Jacket Club of Canandaigua. Mr. Snyder is unmarried.