Biography of Frank Snyder


Snyder, Frank, Buffalo, was born in Waidmunchen, Bavaria, Germany, January 28. 1852, and is one of a family of four sons and two daughters of Joseph and Magdelena Snyder, natives of the same place. Joseph Snyder, a tanner by trade, came to America about 1853, and five years later sent for his family. They settled at Griffin's Mills in the town of Aurora, Erie county, where he died in 1863. Afterward his widow and children removed to Buffalo, where she died in 1896. Owing to the death of his father Mr. Snyder was early obliged to shift for himself, and the quality of his education was limited to the district schools. His first work was on a farm. When twenty-one he entered a flour and feed store in Buffalo, and two years later he entered the employ of a Mr. Pettibone, who, was then engaged in the trucking business. During a service of seven years in this capacity he saved a little money and engaged in the trucking and teaming business for himself. By energy and' perseverance he has become one of the largest and best known truckmen in the city, having probably one of the largest and best outfits for moving heavy material in Buffalo. He is a self-made man, owns considerable property in Buffalo, and by strict attention to business has won the esteem and confidence of the entire community. He is interested in the Cary Safe Company and the Ellicott Square Bank and is a member of the Odd Fellows, the A. 0. U. W., and the Order of Foresters. being independent in politics. In 1872 he married Loretta Moore, of Aurora, who died leaving two children, James and Ernest. His second wife is Elizabeth K., whose parents, James and Elizabeth (Kenly) Findlay, came fromDundee, Scotland, to Buffalo, in the early fifties.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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