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Chastine Snyder, 1820-1894

SNYDER, BAXTER, BROOKS, FLUKE, THORN

Posted By: Pat Ryan White (email)
Date: 11/8/2017 at 13:32:50

DEATH OF A PIONEER.

The death of Mr. Chastine Snyder Monday afternoon, reminds us that our old tried citizens are passing to the other shore, one by one. Mr. Snyder had been complaining for nearly two years, but not enough to keep him from his business post, until six weeks ago, he realized that he must give up business and try what rest from care would do, but it was of no avail, for Brights disease had so taken hold of his system, that even good nursing and medicine could not heal and he was a great sufferer during the six weeks of his last illness. His wife, with the son and daughter were constantly by his side, assisted by the grandson George Baxter and Mr. Brooks, the son-in-law, and every thing that loving hearts and willing hands could do, was done.

Mr. Snyder was in his 75th year, having been born in Hopkinsville, Ky., Jan. 6, 1820, and died in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, June 18, 1894. Fifty-eight years of his life he has spent in this place, residing all these years in the same ward and all of that time in the grocery business except two years. He was married Oct. 24, 1849, to Miss Henrietta Fluke who survives him. Of the four children born to them, two have passed on - Flora, the wife of Mrs. Ackley Baxter and a little boy Eddie, who died in his sixth year. Fannie Snyder Brooks, whose home is here and Mr. Oscar Snyder of Keokuk, are the living children and two grandchildren, George Baxter and Rubie Brooks.

Chastine Snyder was the last of nine children, seven boys and two girls. They were of southern origin. The parents belonging to the F.F.V. and living in Virginia all the early days of their lives, and their son Chastine, inherited many of the true southern qualities.

The funeral occurred this afternoon at 3 o'clock at his late home on North Main street, conducted by Rev. Thorn.

["Mount Pleasant Daily News", June 19, 1894, Page 1]


 

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