Seth T. Snipe was born is Arrowsic, February 5, 1839. He passed his youthful days in that town, and on May 22,
1864, married Miss Ann Maria Spinney of the same place. When the War of the Rebellion commenced he was living in
Massachusetts, and when the Forty fourth Regiment of that state was organized he enlisted in its ranks, in 1862.
Going to the front the regiment was in active service in North Carolina, participating in five or six battles.
At the close of the term of his enlistment, he came to Bath, in 1868, and entered into the grocery business, in
which he has continued ever since.
Mr. Snipe has served two years in the Common Council, of which he was president in 1890-91; five years on the Board
of Aldermen and two years its president; has been treasurer of the People's Ferry Company nine years; trustee of
the Military and Naval Orphan Asylum ten years, and its president five years; has been clerk of the Winter Street
Church since 1883; a deacon since 1876; senior deacon since 1888; superintendent of its Sunday School since 1886.
As member of Sedgwick Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, of Maine, he has been commander, adjutant, quartermaster,
and was a delegate to the National Encampment in Minneapolis, in 1884, San Francisco, in 1886, and Detroit, in
Mr. and Mrs. Snipe have one son, Langdon T. Snipe, who was a graduate of Yale College in 1889, and is a graduate
of the Medical Department of Columbia College, New York. In 1893 he commenced medical practice in Bath.
Mr. Snipe is a descendant of the men of that name who were prominent residents of ancient Georgetown, of whom Charles
Snipe was a member at the formation of the Rev. Mr. Emerson's church at that place, in 1765, thus inheriting the
religious sentiments of the Congregational denomination, to which he has always remained attached.
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894
Sagadahoc County, ME
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