Biography of John C. Snyder
Oswego County, NY Biographies





John C. Snyder. - One of Oswego's able and highly successful business men is John C. Snyder, who is president of the Snyder & Mackin Electrical Construction Company, of 201 West 1st Street. He was born in this city, March 11, 1881, the son of Jacob and Anna (Andelfinger) Snyder.

Jacob Snyder was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, as was also his wife. He was a harness maker by trade in his native land and after his arrival in New York City he spent three years as the proprietor of a shop there. He then came to Oswego, where he became successful in the same line of business. His shop is now owned and operated by his eldest son, Fred Snyder. The father died in 1916 and is buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Oswego. His widow still lives in this city and is 86 years of age. Mr. Snyder was a Civil War veteran and held membership in the Catholic Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Snyder were born the following children: 1. Fred, lives at Oswego. 2. Anna Brosmer, who died in 1911. 3. George, who died in 1917. 4. Bertha Hurley, lives at Oswego. 5. Edward, lives at Oswego. 6. Charles M., city engineer, lives at Oswego. 7. John C., the subject of this sketch. 8. Agnes, lives at home. 9. Kathleen, who died in 1921.

John C. Snyder has always lived in Oswego. He attended the public schools and as a young man entered the employ of the Home Electric Light Company. After five years, in 1905, Mr. Snyder became associated in business with James H. Mackin, as the proprietors of an electrical construction and supply business. It was incorporated immediately with Mr. Snyder as president and Mr. Mackin as secretary-treasurer. The original location of the business was on East 1st Street, later 42 East Bridge Street, and in 1916 the company removed to its present location. The firm is widely known and their business has extended throughout the entire North Country.

In 1909 Mr. Snyder married Miss Catherine Lenden, of Oswego, the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Brophy) Lenden. The former died in 1901 and the latter lives at Oswego. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have two daughters: 1. Ruth E., born Aug. 1, 1910, a graduate of Oswego High School and St. Elizabeth's College, Morristown, N. J. 2. Eleanor, born in 1918, attends Oswego Junior High School.

Mr. Snyder is a member of the City Club, Fortnightly Club, and Knights of Columbus. He lives with his family at 67 East Utica Street, Oswego.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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