Surname: Snyder

Biography of Charles Snyder

Charles Snyder is the proprietor of the Juliaetta Hotel, and is practically one of the founders of the town, having secured the establishment of the post-office, and also promoted many of the leading enterprises of the place. His labors have been most effective in its upbuilding, and his name is therefore inseparably connected with its history. Mr. Snyder is of German birth. He first opened his eyes to the light of day on the 8th of November 1827, and is of honorable German ancestry. He was educated in his native land, learned the cabinet-maker’s trade, and in 1850 bade adieu to friends and fatherland, preparatory to trying his fortune in the United States. When he came to this country he was entirely ignorant of the language of the people, but possessed native intelligence, a good knowledge of his trade and was energetic and ambitious, and through the combination of these qualities he has secured a handsome and creditable competence. Landing at New York he thence made his way to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked two years. He then went to Detroit, Michigan, and accepted a position in the car shops, where he remained three years, and in 1855 he went to Kansas. That state was just opening up to civilization. He located at Wyandotte, just across the river from the present site of Kansas City, helped plat the town...

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Biography of Johnathan T. Snyder

Jonathan T. Snyder. One of the old homesteads of Williamsport Township in Shawnee County is that of Jonathan T. Snyder. He had been a resident of Kansas nearly fifty years, and during almost all that time had been continuously devoted to farming and stock raising. At the same time he had borne an infinential part in the affairs of his home community and is one of the highly respected men of that section of Shawnee County. He was born on a farm near Johnsville, in Morrow County, Ohio, August 14, 1845, a son of John and Mary (Held) Snyder, the former a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the latter of Germany. Of the nine children, six are still living. Beared in his native state, with a practical education in the district schools, Jonathan T. Snyder early in life started out to make his own way. In the spring of 1869 he came west as far as Logan County, Illinois, and in the fall of the same year journeyed on to Kansas. The first three years of his residence in Kansas were spent in the employ of the Santa Fe Railway. Since then he had been altogether a farmer and stock raiser, and though now past seventy years of age is still carrying on the work on his wife’s father’s old homestead, which he pre-empted from the Government, and...

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Biographical Sketch of William P. Snyder

William P. Snyder, deceased, was for many years closely connected with the community interests in and about Dover, Shawnee County, and some record of his life and family connections should be entered in this publication. He was born in Fayette County, Ohio, October 8, 1828. His parents John and Malinda (Campbell) Snyder had three children, all of whom are now deceased. Reared on a farm, William P. Snyder adopted farming as his life’s occupation. His early life was spent at a time when public schools were not in vogue, and the advantages of the old time subscription school were all that his means could afford. He spent his boyhod very much as other Ohio farm boys of that time did. In 1855 he married Miss Matilda Denious. She was a daughter of Isaac and Harriet (Coffman) Denious. Isaac Denious was a native of Virginia and the son of a large slave holder and planter. Because of his individual antipathy to slavery he left home and for that reason was disinherited. Settling in Franklin County, Ohio, in pioncer days, he married a daughter of Henry and Margaret (Sells) Coffman. Henry Sells was a soldier in the War of 1812. With his wife and four children William P. Snyder came to Shawnee County, Kansas, in the early days. He pre-empted land in Dover Township, and there spent the rest of his...

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Biography of Lewis Snyder

LEWIS SNYDER. – How many of the thriftiest and most enterprising of our leading citizens have been born in Germany, and having torn themselves from the ties that bound them to native land and friends, have chosen this land as their abiding place! They are a class of which we may well be proud, and among their numbers we are led to mention the esteemed and substantial citizen, whose name is at the head of this article, who was one of the early pioneers of Union county and wrought here for many years while it was still a wild country, displaying that energy, stability, pluck, and capability that will never be satisfied without winning the best of success. In Gressen, Germany, Lewis Snyder was born on February 16, 1846, and until he was fourteen years of age lived there on a farm. He was privileged to attend the village school, and so had exceptional advantages for a good education, which are well improved. At the age mentioned he separated from the parental roof and came to the United States, settling in Warsaw, Illinois, and went to work on a farm for one year. At the expiration of this time he bound himself to a farmer for three years, that time being completed when he was eighteen years of age. Then, it being 1864, he was desirous of coming to...

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Biographical Sketch of John Royal Snyder

Snyder, John Royal; attorney-at-law; born, Stark County, O., Feb. 11, 1876; son of John J. and Maria Shearer Snyder; educated, Mt. Union, 1899, A. B., Junior Scholarship prize; Harvard, 1909, L. B.; married, Massillon, Gertrude Smith; treas. Stark County, 1902-1906; deputy county treas. 1899-1902; treas. City of Canton, 1902-1904; member B. P. O. E., No. 68, F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., No. 39; Jr. O. U. A. M., No. 60, and A. T. O. Fraternity. Recreations: Tennis, Baseball and...

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Biographical Sketch of Harvey R. Snyder

Snyder, Harvey R.; attorney; born, Mapleton, O., Oct. 17, 1880; son of John J. and Maria Shearer Snyder; educated, Harvard College, A. B., 1905; Harvard Law School, LL. B., 1908; married, Alliance, O., March 20, 1910, Mary Charlotte Bracher; issue, one daughter, Mary Katherine Snyder; practising law in Cleveland since 1909; member Masonic Societies, and Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; member Harvard Varsity Club; coach of Western Reserve University football team seasons 1911-1912-1913 as a recreation and diversion; coached Oberlin College team...

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Biography of Elmore W. Snyder

Elmore W. Snyder. A resident of Kansas since 1878, and with possibly one exception the oldest living bank president in the state, Elmore W. Snyder, president of the Manufacturers National Bank of Leavenworth, had been actively identified with the commercial and financial history of Kansas for nearly forty years. He was born in the Village of Red Creek, Wayne County, New York, November 23, 1850. Jacob Snyder, his great-grandfather, settled in that section of York State in pioneer times and operated a grist mill for many years. His grandfather, Amos Snyder, was there reared, engaged in farming, practiced law and served as judge of Wayne County. James W. Snyder, father of Elmore W. Snyder, was born and reared in Wayne County, New York. He achieved prominence during the Civil war by recruiting Company A, Ninth New York Heavy Artillery, of which he was elected captain, and after serving two and one-half years was honorably discharged as colonel of his regiment. Colonel Snyder followed farming and grain buying principally during his active career, and when Oklahoma lands were thrown open for white settlement, joined the rush, although then well advanced in years, and succeeded in securing a claim where now stands the City of Guthrie. He took an active part in the early history of that city and for a period served as city treasurer. In his later life he...

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Snyder, Nellie – Obituary

North Powder, Union County, Oregon Mrs. Nellie Snyder, aged 57, died at a Baker hospital Thursday morning, following an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Snyder had been a resident of North Powder for about a year where Mr. Snyder has been employed on highway work. The body was shipped to Lebanon for burial, their former home. North Powder News Saturday, December 18,...

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Roy B. Snyder

Entered Army at Concord April 15, 1918, Co. F, 119th Inf. Reported to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France June 5th. Was in Ypres defense July 16th until Sept. 4th; Hindenburg Line on Sept. 26th; started on big drive Sept. 29th. Wounded Oct. 1st in right shoulder by shell; taken to 72nd British General Hospital; returned to company Nov. 13th at Beaumont, France. Landed at Charleston, S. C., April 4th; discharged April 10, 1919, at Camp...

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Snyder, John Conrad – Obituary

East Oregonian, August 30, 1991 John C. Snyder, 94, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1991, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Hermiston. A graveside service will be held at Olney Cemetery on Saturday at 10 a.m. Friends may call at Bishop Funeral Chapel until 8 p.m. today. Mr. Snyder was born June 24, 1897 in Pendleton to Elmer and Margaret Schomerus Snyder. He grew up in Pendleton and attended local schools. He married Marie Hunt and the couple moved to Pilot Rock where they ranched along Yellow Jacket Road for several years prior to moving to Pendleton in 1930. Mr. Snyder farmed with his brother on the family place in Despain Gulch. After Mrs. Snyder’s death, he was employed as a card dealer at the Club Cigar in Pendleton for many years. On Jan. 20, 1942, he married Josephine [Edwards] Hyde at Walla Walla. They moved back to the ranch at Pilot Rock where he raised turkeys, cattle and wheat during the summer and spent the winter months in California. He was a ranch caretaker near Stanfield before returning to Pendleton where he managed several different motels until his retirement in the 1970s. He had been in Hermiston for the past nine months. His wife, Jo, died in 1990. Mr. Snyder had been a member of Pendleton Masonic Lodge No. 52 for over 50 years. Survivors include a...

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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...

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Biography of Homer Eugene Snyder

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,...

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