Biography of Charles W. Snyder
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Snyder, Charles W., born in Pittstown, September 1, 1843, a son of John A. and Anna Eliza (Finch) Snyder; he born in Pittstown and she in Schaghticoke. The grandfather of Charles W. was Andrew Snyder, a native of Pittstown and son of John. The grandfather was a farmer and lived and died on the farm now owned by Charles W., whose father was also a farmer and owned at one time 326 acres of land in Pittstown; he died July 8, 1870, and his wife March 2, 1881. Charles W. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools, Jonesville Academy and was graduated, from Bryant & Stratton's Business College of Troy in 1862. He follows farming and owns 380 acres of land. He has been supervisor of Pittstown for eight years (1873-'74, 1881-'83, and 1893-'95). Mr. Snyder was married October 4, 1865, to Eliza E. Griffin, born in Morriston, St. Lawrence county, and daughter of Rufus T. and Dorothy E. (Reese) Giffin; he a native of St. Lawrence county, where his wife died in 1889; he was a carriage maker, and served in the late war. To Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Snyder were born three children: Nellie F., wife of Stephen L. Cushman of Pittstown; they have two children: Grace and Mabel. John A., deceased. Ermina, attending Lausingburg Academy. Mr. Snyder was a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M., Phcenix Chapter No. 133, R. A. M., of Lansingburgh, and a charter member of Raymertown Lodge No. 672, I. O. O. F., and is aiso deputy of the district The family attends the M. E. church. Mr. Snyder is a member of P. of I. and is grand trustee for the State and president of the county and has been since its inception.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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