Biography of Ernest Snyder
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Snyder, Ernest, was born in the town of Dryden, March 2, 1844. His father, Peter T. Snyder, was one of the earliest settlers in the town; being born in 1808, and lived to the age of sixty six, following the occupation of farming. Ernest Snyder received his education in the common school and is a self educated and self made man. At the age of twenty four he married Ida, daughter of Wm. Nixon, who passed away in 1885, and in 1890 he married Olive, daughter of Jacob Seaman. He had three children by his first wife: Carrie M., Eva May, and Ina Belle. In 1887 he bought the homestead and his father's estate of eighty six acres, which has been in the family for sixty one years. Our subject is one of the substantial men in his town, taking an active interest in educational matters, and recognized as a man of sterling integrity and high character.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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