Simon G. Snyder is one of the owners and publishers of the Marengo Republican, which is known throughout this
section of the state as an excellent weekly paper. He was born in Brooklyn, Iowa, on the 10th of January, 1872,
of the marriage of Jacob M. and Arminta Snyder. They were the parents of five children, those aside from our subject
being: Edward R., who is residing in Des Moines; Ernest F., of Nara Visa, New Mexico; Mrs. Florence Talbott, of
Brooklyn, Iowa; and Mrs. Effie Helm, also of that place.
Simon G. Snyder was graduated from the high school at Brooklyn in June, 1888, at the age of sixteen years, and
subsequently attended normal school. When still a youth he became connected with the printing business and steadily
worked his way upward until in time he became the editor of the Ladora Times. After conducting that paper for a
while he entered into partnership with his brother in law, E. H. Paine, and they became the publishers of the Marengo
Herald, which they conducted until 1913. In that year they bought the Marengo Republican, which they still own
and publish. Mr. Snyder is well fitted for newspaper work, understanding the typographical phase of the publishing
business and also having the faculty of correctly gauging the news value of a story. The Marengo Republican not
only gives an accurate account of local happenings but also gives considerable space to the more important events
in the state and nation. Its editorials are succinct and forcibly written and are a factor in the promotion. of
civic progress, and its advertising columns are an index to the business activity of the city. Much of the success
of the paper is due to the energy and ability of Mr. Snyder.
Mr. Snyder married Miss Lulu Maude Paine, a daughter of Clem Paine, and to this union have been born two children,
Wanda Georgina and Ernest Harley. Mr. Snyder is a republican and has done much as an editor and as an individual
to secure victory for his party. Fraternally he is well known, being a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and the
Knights of Pythias. In the first mentioned order he is a past grand and past chief patriarch of the Encampment
and is at present serving as patriarch militant. He also belongs to the canton and to the Rebekahs. In the Knights
of Pythias he has been honored with the office of prelate. He is highly esteemed in journalistic circles of Iowa
and is one of the most prominent and most valued citizens of Marengo.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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