Among the successful farmers of Rock Creek township, Carroll county, is Rollie Snyder, who owns a farm of one
hundred and one acres, located on the Wabash Valley traction line, one and one half miles west of Burrows. Mr.
Snyder's farm is known as the Center View farm. Born on December 6, 1868, in Rock Creek township, Mr. Snyder is
the son of P. C. and Eliza (Cook) Snyder, the former of whom was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, as was
also his wife. They grew up on a farm in Franklin county, and, after their marriage, came, in 1864, to Deer Creek
township, Carroll county, where for ten years they rented a farm. Afterwards P. C. Snyder purchased eighty acres
of land in Rock Creek township and there lived for about fifteen years, when he purchased about one hundred and
sixty acres of land, including the farm upon which his son, Rollie, now lives. Later he sold this farm to his son
and purchased forty acres one mile south, where he lived until his death. This second farm was known as the "Rupp
Forty." Mrs. Snyder preceded her husband in death, he dying in 1907 and she in 1903. They had nine children,
three of whom are now living: Frank lives on the Rupp farm in Rock Creek township; Ellie is the wife of William
Plank, who resides two miles east of Rockfield, in Rock Creek township; Rollie is the subject of this sketch.
Mr. Snyder lived at home with his parents and was educated in the common schools. On December 29, 1897, he was
married to Mary O. McKinney, the daughter of Leander McKinney, a well known citizen of this county. After their
marriage they settled on the farm where they now live and in 1901 purchased the farm. Mr. Snyder is engaged in
the business of raising thoroughbred Duroc-Jersey hogs and is one of the largest hog raisers in Carroll county.
Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have had four children, namely: Ruth is a .student in the first year of the high school; Lee
died at the age of nine months; Everett; who is eight years old, is attending school; Mack is and infant. Mr. and
Mrs. Snyder are members of the Presbyterian church at Burrows. Mr. Snyder is a Democrat in politics, and is highly
respected in Carroll county, where he is well known and where he has spent all of his life.
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Carroll County, IN
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