Biography of Levi M. Snow
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Snow, Levi Morton, was born in Mattapoisett, Plymouth county, Mass., April 19, 1841. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and in 1858 went to Weymouth, Mass., where he studied for the drug business under the tutorship of Dr. E. L. Warren, a prominent physician of that town. In 1860 he came to Fairhaven, where he has since resided, with the exception of two years in Charlestown, Mass., as a clerk for Benjamin F. Stacey. When he first came to Fairhaven he secured a position as drug clerk for H. W. Richmond, but remained only a year and then went to Charlestown. He returned to Fairhaven in 1864 and entered the employ of James I. Church, for whom he worked as clerk for twelve years. He purchased the business in 1876 and has since conducted it with most gratifying success. In addition to the legitimate drug trade he also deals to a considerable extent in fancy goods. The store has been located at the corner of Main and Center streets for upwards of fifty years and Mr. Snow has been connected with it as clerk and proprietor for thirty six years of that time. He is one of the best known men in Fairhaven and enjoys the confidence and respect of a wide acquaintance. In 1879 he was elected a trustee of the Fairhaven Institution for Savings and in the following year a member of its board of investment. He has also been since 1880 a director of the First National Bank. Mr. Snow was trustee of the old Fairhaven Public Library for a number of years. He has been active in politics, having been chairman of the Republican Town Committee for the past twelve years. He has also been a member for a number of years of the Republican District Committee. He was made a Mason in 1865 at Charlestown, Mass., and joined Icing Solomon Lodge of that city, demitted from there and became a charter member of Concordia Lodge, of Fairhaven, of which he was elected master in 1875. He took Chapter degrees in New Bedford, 1878; was made a Knight Templar in Sutton Commandery of New Bedford in 1893; elected royal and select master of New Bedford Council in the same year. In 1895 he was elected a member of Aleppo Shrine at Boston. Mr. Snow is also a member of the Massachusetts Pharmaceutical Association, of which he was president in 1889-90. In 1885 he was elected a member of the College of Pharmacy at Boston. His father was Capt. Levi Jenney Snow, born in Mattapoisett in 1799, and for many years a successful whaling captain. His mother was Mary Meigs, daughter of Joseph Meigs of Mattapoisett. Mr. Snow was married, January 11. 1866, to Sarah E.,. daughter of Daniel J. and Sarah W. Lewis of Fairhaven, and they bad three children: An infant son (deceased), Morton Meigs (deceased) and Gertrude Lewis Snow. Daniel J. Lewis represented the district of Fairhaven in the State Legislature for three successive terms. He was born of old Puritan stock in Plymouth, Mass., February 8, 1810. His wife was born in Plymouth. January 29, 1811, and they had these children: James, Albert, William, Lothrup, Sarah, Lothrup and Mary

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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