William W. Snider was born on April 10, 1856. He is the son of Jacob and Rebecca D. (Chatman) Snider. Jacob Snider was the son of Isaac Snider, who was married twice, lastly, to Mary Collins. He was a farmer of this county and owned one hundred and twenty acres. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Jacob Snider was educated in the common schools and died in 1879. He rented land his entire life. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a Democrat in politics. At one time he was very much interested in politics. Rebecca D. (Chatman) Snider was the daughter of Joseph Chatman, who was a farmer in Hancock county. He was an orator of unusual ability and was known throughout the county as a public speaker. The children of Jacob and Rebecca D. (Chatman) Snider were: Isaac, now deceased; Joseph, Henry, William W., who is the subject of this sketch; Willard W., Oliver, Otis, James, Rose and Nina.
William W. Snider, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools and has farmed all his life. He was married in 1879 to Cynthia C. Barnard, who was a daughter of Francis Barnard, who was born in North Carolina and was later a farmer in Buck Creek township. The children of William W. and Cynthia (Barnard) Snider are: Jennie, Walter, Cleveland, Omer, Iva, Grace, Earl, James, Carl and Floyd, all living. Mr. Snider has a farm of one hundred and thirty-eight acres, on which he has lived for sixteen years. He does general farming. He belongs to the Red Men of America.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 932.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI October 7, 2001.
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