Biography of Ephraim L. Snow of Le Roy, NY





Ephraim L. Snow was born June 18, 1828, in Le Roy. His parents, Jesse and Lucinda (Royce) Snow, who were born in Berkshire County, Mass., October 24, 1786, and July 4, 1796, respectively, came to Genesee County in 1816 and settled on 200 acres where Ephraim L. was born. In 1866 he moved on a farm west of Le Roy, where he died July 15, 1867. His widow is still living, on Lake street, in Le Roy village. His children were Jerome, Carlos, Marcius, of Minnesota, Ephraim L., Homer, James O. Emeline R., Sylvia E, and Sarah J. Jesse Snow was a son of Ephraim and Martha Snow, who moved from Cape Cod to Berkshire County, Mass. Lucinda Snow was a daughter of Francis and Rebecca (Spring) Royce, who came from Massachusetts to Genesee County in 1816 and settled in Pavilion. Ephraim L. Snow was reared on a farm, received a common school and academic education, and at the age of 20 left the farm. In 1856 he went to Ohio, and the same year removed to Montgomery, Ala., where he was engaged in hulling and shipping cotton seed. At the commencement of the war he went to Medina, Orleans County, where he was connected with the N. Y. Central Railroad for two years, when he engaged in the produce business for two years, after which he was located for two years at Lockport. He returned to Le Roy and has since continued in the produce business more or less. He has served five years as collector, and has taken an active interest in politics. Mr. Snow was a delegate to the State convention that nominated Gov. Robinson, and was appointed postmaster of Le Roy in April, 1887. He married Eliza, daughter of Wait B. Arms, of Pavilion, and they have three children, Rosa, Henry P., and Harriet B.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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