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  • Name: John Wesley Snyder
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 FEB 1874 in Dry Fork, Randolph Co., West Virginia
  • Note: b. near present day Harman
  • Death: 27 APR 1960 in Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., Idaho
  • Note: old age, M
  • Burial: Fraser Cemetery, Fraser, Clearwater Co., Idaho
  • Occupation: Cattle Farmer [1930 Census]
  • Note: 1 2 3 2

    John Snyder went west [to Northern Idaho] in 1901 -- [Mar 1, 1901] and homesteaded on Fords Creek [according to Marie Pritchard Snyder Sterling]

    John Wesley Snyder was number seven in the Snyder Family. He went West as a young man (after 1900 census) to the Fraser area of Idaho. He was a resident of the Ford's Creek and Fraser area for forty-two years. He was a farmer, served on the sch ool board, and was good in more fields than one. He helped with the sick. He helped the animals. He was in fact an all-around man, a man of may gifts, which was a help in any community.
    After Mary's death he married Jessie Lee [Jordan] Pritchard at Orofino, Idaho [7 years later].

    [After Mary's death, John returned to West Virginia and tried to marry Mary's sister, Myrtle. Not quite sure or the dynamics of this relationship . . . perhaps it is as simple as Myrtle not wanting to leave West Virginia for Idaho . . . but, Joh n returned to Idaho alone. I know she was very close to her sister, Hattie and brother, Wilbur. - Craig Cooper Snyder, from various sources including my dad, Milton Lee Pritchard Snyder]

    John W. Snyder's (J.W. Snyder) farm was in Four Mile Corner [originally called Schmidt's Mill Road], near Fraser, Idaho . . . add to this that the farm was in the Johnstown Elemetarty school area of Fraser, Idaho (Johnstown School no longer exhist s) [from Milton Lee Snyder, ccs's dad]

    Mary Jane Snyder, born about 1843 near Harman, West Virginia, was a sister of Sampson Snyder, who organized the Swamp Dragons. In 1865, she married Martin Van Buren Bennett, another member of the Swamp Dragons. On March 12, 1901, thirty-three Dr y Forkers, including Jane and her husband, came down out of that area to Hendricks where they changed trains and embarked on a mass migration to Orofino, Idaho. Jane died in Greer, Idaho, about 1928. Others in the mass migration were:
    Abel N. Long, age 82; Charles E. Long, son of Abel, and his family; W. P. Teter and his family; Asa Harman; and three sons of Sampson Snyder, Sampson Jr., Albert, and John, and their families. Sampson Snyder was born August 19, 1840 and died Marc h 6, 1910. He did not go to Idaho. He married Elizabeth Bonner and lived near Harman. They had twelve children, seven of which migrated to Idaho.

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    John W. Snyder, Dies; Funeral Sat. [Lewiston Tribune]
    [540 Park St Lewiston, ID]
    Funeral services were held Saturday in Lewiston for John Wesley Snyder, 86, who passed away at his home at 540 Park St., Lewiston April 27. Death was due to a heart ailment.
    Mr. Snyder was born February 23, 1874 at Harmon, West Virginia and came to the Fraser area as a young man. He moved to Lewiston from Weippe in 1943 after he had retired from farming.
    Mr. Snyder was a resident of the Fords Creek in the Fraser area for 42 years before moving to Lewiston. The farm he lived on near Weippe is now owned by Walace Smolinski. He served for many years on the school board, was always called in time o f sickness and acted as veterinarian in the area.
    In 1898 he married Mary Cooper at Cumberland, Maryland who passed away in 1926. He is survived by his second wife, the former Jessie Lee Pritchard whom he married at Orofino, Dec. 31 1933.
    Other survivors include two daughters: Myrtle Snyder, Lewiston and Mrs. Virginia Stocking, Seattle; a son, Willard, Spokane; three stepsons and five stepdaughter; two brothers, Henry of Lewiston, Blaine of Harmon [WV] and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Har mon.
    Fourteen grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild also survive.
    He was a brother of the late Samson Snyder, and the father of Mrs. Roy Cochrell, who died in 1952 and a son, Milton Snyder, who died in 1943.
    Rev Earl Lake of the Lewiston Orchards Methodist Church conducted the last rites with internment in the Fraser Cemetery.
    Pallbearers for the Fraser committal were Lee Bennett, Gary Bennett, Lester Whaley, Howard Rukgaber, Earl Thornton, and Andy Schlader.

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    JOHN SNYDER PASSES AT 86
    John Wesley Snyder, 86, 540 Park St., died at his home of a heart ailment at 6:50 p.m. yesterday.   He was a retired rancher, his retirement dating from 1943 when he moved to Lewiston from Orofino.
    Mr. Snyder was born Feb. 23, 1874, at Harmon, W. Va., and moved to the Orofino area in 1943.
    In 1898 he married Elizabeth Cooper at Cumberland, Md.   She died in 1927.
    He married Jesse Lee Jordan at Orofino Dec. 31, 1933.   She survives.
    Other survivors include Myrtle Snyder, Lewiston, and Mrs. Virginia Stocking, Seattle, daughters; a son, Willard, Spokane; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and five stepdaughters and three stepsons.   Two brother s, henry of Lewiston and Blaine of Harmon, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Harmon of Harmon, also survive.
    The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brower-Wann Chapel, the Rev. Earl Lake of the Orchards Methodist Church officiating.
    ~~Lewiston Morning Tribune, dated 28 April 1960
    Chris Bringman - Jan 9, 2010   View | Viewers
    Categories: Jordan, Obituaries, Snyder
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    John Wesley Snyder (2/23/1874-4/27/1960) was born at Harman, West Virginia, the son of Captain Sampson and Elizabeth (Bonner) Snyder.
    He was number seven in the Snyder Family. He went West as a young man to the Fraser area of Idaho. He was a resident of the Ford's Creek and Fraser area for forty-two years. He was a farmer, served on the school board, and was goo d in more field s than one. He helped with the sick. He helped the animals. He was in fact an all-around man, a man of many gifts, which was a help in any community.
    He married Mary Cooper (12/19/1880-10/8/1926) in 1898.
    She was the daughter of Elijah and Hannah Susan (Bible) Cooper. They were married in Cumberland, Maryland.
    After Mary's death he married Jessie Lee Pritchard at Orofino, Idaho, Dec. 31, 1933.

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    Mary E. Cooper Snyder's grandson Roy M. Cochrell had this to say about his grandparents who had moved to Fraser, Idaho:
    "Much could be said about their lives in the frontier Idaho. The Cochrell children have many fond memories of their grandparents and the part they played in their lives. Granddad Snyder was a man who always had time for young and old alike. H e was always sent for when neighbors or family had sickness, whether it was human or animal. Instinctively he always knew what to do and many lives may be credited to his prowess. His wife Mary was kind, gentlewoman and a helpmate to her husban d in every area. She was a good mother and never did I hear my mother, Nola, talk of her without shedding tears. She was the oldest child, she remembered much about their early frontier life and often fascinated us with her stores about it. Th e work and struggles of their life in the wilderness area cannot be underestimated. One can only hold them in high esteem for lives spent in building a home and raising the family in the circumstances they did it in."

    Retired to 509 Park St., Lewiston, Idaho
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    Father: Sampson Snyder b: 19 AUG 1840 in Dry Fork, Randolph Co., (W) Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth [Parsons] Bonner b: 5 NOV 1844 in Tucker Co., (W) Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Cooper b: 3 APR 1881 in Pendleton Co., West Virginia
    • Married: 16 AUG 1897 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland
    • Note: another source says: marr. 1898 in Cumberland, MD
    Children
    1. Has Children Nola Susan Snyder b: 20 AUG 1898 in Harman, Randolph Co., West Virginia
    2. Has No Children Oda B. Snyder b: 15 MAR 1900 in Randolph Co., West Virginia
    3. Has No Children Myrtle E. Snyder b: 12 MAR 1902 in Upper Fords Creek, Clearwater Co., Idaho
    4. Has Children Milton Cooper Snyder b: 6 MAR 1904 in Fords Creek, Clearwater Co., Idaho
    5. Has No Children John G. "Johnny" Snyder b: 15 NOV 1905 in Idaho
    6. Has No Children Marie Snyder b: 17 OCT 1907 in Idaho
    7. Has No Children Mildred V. Snyder b: 9 NOV 1911 in Clearwater Co., Idaho
    8. Has No Children Daniel E. "Danny" Snyder b: 29 AUG 1913 in Clearwater Co., Idaho
    9. Has Children Willard Wesley "Bill" Snyder b: 9 OCT 1915 in near Weippe, Clearwater Co., Idaho
    10. Has Children Virginia Elizabeth Snyder b: 25 NOV 1917 in Fraser, Clearwater Co., Idaho

    Marriage 2 Jessie Lee Jordan b: 5 APR 1885 in Job, Randolph Co., West Virginia
    • Married: 31 DEC 1933 in Orofino, Clearwater Co., Idaho

    Sources:
    1. Type: Personal Notes
      Author: Marie Pritchard Snyder Sterling
      Date: bet 1970 - 1990
      Text: ... in reading from her personal notes
    2. Type: Book
      Author: Carrie Harman Roy
      Periodical: Captain Snyder and His Twelve of West Virginia
      Publication: Carlton Press, Inc.
      Page: 41
      Page: 124
      Page: 32
      Page: back cover
      Page: 53
      Date: 1977
      Date: 12 OCT 2010
    3. Type: Book
      Author: Homer Floyd Fansler
      Periodical: History of Tucker County West Virginia
      Publication: McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia, 1962
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