Enoch Evans Snyder (1861-1933)


Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia
By James Morton Callahan
Professor of History, West Virginia University
New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912
Volume III, Pages 1099-1100

The Snyder family under consideration originally lived in the State of Virginia. The first of whom we have information was Elias T., who married Sarah Criss,
and among their children was Enoch E., of whom further.

(II) Enoch E., son of Elias T. and Sarah (Criss) Snyder, was born in Taylor county, Virginia, now West Virginia, January 1, 1861, two years before the state was set off from Old Virginia. He received his education in the public schools, and when eighteen years of age learned the blacksmith's trade, which vocation he has ever since followed with success. After serving his apprenticeship he opened a shop of his own at Boothsville, Marion county. West Virginia, where he continued for a number of years. In 1903 he sold his shop and moved to Monongah, and there entered the employ of the Fairmont Coal and Coke Company (now the Consolidated Coal & Coke Company) at Monongah mines, as master-forger in the company's shops. He is an experienced workman, possessing a clear, comprehensive mind, fully up to the age in which he lives and labors. Politically he votes the Republican ticket.

He married, February 26, 1882, Lelia W., born November 3, 1862, daughter of John W. and Lucy (Yates) Powell. Children: NaomiDell, born April 3, 1884; married W. W. Holbert, December, 1903; Harry D., of whom further; Haywood A., born August 18, 1888, married Ida McVance, May 16, 1906; Anna P., born August 30, 1897.

(III) Harry E., son of Enoch E. and Leila W. (Powell) Snyder, was born at Boothsville, Marion county, West Virginia, June 1, 1886. He was educated in the common schools of his native place. He entered the store of the Consolidated Coal & Coke Company at Monongah as salesman, which position he filled well for about five years, after which he engaged in business on his own account. He was engaged in work that demanded much teaming and finally he tired of it and sold out. Being a natural salesman, he engaged with Line Brothers, then conducting a general store at Monongah. In 1911 he purchased of O. G. Haymond his stock, of goods and goodwill, the stock consisting of confectionery, ice cream, cigars, etc., and the business is now in a prosperous condition. Politically Mr. Snyder is a Republican, while in church relations he is of the Baptist denomination. He married, July 4, 1907, Mary P., born October 25, 1889, daughter of John and Maggie (Douglass) Mort. Children: Charles D., born April 13, 1908; Frank M., born January 27, 1911.

Additional Information

Death Certificate, Marion County, WV
NAME: Enoch Evans Snider
DATE-OF-DEATH: Feb. 15, 1933
PLACE-OF-DEATH: Monongah, Marion County, WV
DATE-OF-BIRTH: Jan. 1, 1861
MARITAL-STATUS: Married, Lelia Powell Snider
OCCUPATION: Blacksmith
INFORMANT: Lelia W. Snider, Monongah, W.Va.
CAUSE-OF-DEATH: Cerebral Hemorrhage
BURIAL: Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, WV


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