Biography of James M. Snyder
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Snyder, James M., was born in Ballston Spa, Saratoga county, N. Y., July 21, 1845. His parents moved to Troy when he was a young boy, and be was educated in the public schools. In July. 1862, he enlisted in Co. F, 125th N. Y. Vols., was made prisoner at Harper's Ferry under General Miles, and was paroled. He afterwards served in the department of the Army of the Potomac, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He returned to Tray, N. Y., and entered the employ of the Chamberlain Coach Manufactory of North Troy, and after two years entered the employ of Dusenbury & Anthony, wholesale dealers in coffee and spices, with whom he remained ten years He has held different positions in the post office in Troy for seventeen years. He has been in the employ of Earl & Wilson. collar and cuff manufacturers, for the past ten years and superintendent six years. He has married twice, first in 1866, to Elizabeth Hardy of Troy.; they had two children, Harry H. and Elizabeth R. Harry H. married Mamie Bagley of Troy, and is inspector in the laundry department of Earl & Wilson. Mrs. Snyder died in 1883, and for his second wife, in July, 1886, he married Helen L. Colden, of Lansingburgb, N. Y., and they have two children, Arthur C. and Katherine L. He is a member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 355, F. & A. M. and has been its master two years; he is also a member of William B. Tibbitts Post No. 141 G A. R. and at different times has been its commander for four years. The ancestry of this family is German and English.

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


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