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Susan Ann Ellis Snyder, 1819-1894


Posted By: Pat Ryan White (email)
Date: 11/9/2017 at 20:39:53


Another Aged and Respected Citizen Called Home-Her Obituary.

Another one of Mt. Pleasant's oldest passed away yesterday afternoon at her home on the corner of Madison and Adams streets, surrounded by all her family except her son, Oscar, who did not arrive until this morning. Mrs. Snyder, has been a resident of Mt. Pleasant near sixty years, and here has the better part of her life been spent. Susan Ann Ellis was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, Feb. 5, 1819 and died in Mt. Pleasant, July 26, 1894. She was married to Henry Miller Snyder, July 27, 1837. The first marriage in Mt. Pleasant, or rather the site of the city. Her death occurring within a day of her wedding anniversary, fifty-seven years today was she married. The fruit of this marriage, was eight children, two have passed to the other side, one in infancy and the other a promising young man, Frank Snyder, many of us so kindly remember. The six children living are Mr. O.H. Snyder of Plattsmouth, Neb., Mrs. Frank Hatton of Washington, D.C., the other four reside in the city, three at the old home, Messrs. George and Newton and Miss May. Chastine at his own home in the city. Mrs. Hatton and her son Richard, came in time to see the mother, but Oscar failed to get here until her spirit had passed beyond. Nothing but the pleasant things can be said of Mrs. Snyder. Her early life was one of struggle, for she was left a widow with seven children 40 years ago and her children all called her blessed, for the faithful part she has done by them. Hers was a Christian character and through her long years of invalidism she has borne with Christian fortitude the suffering, and with her demise passed away the last of her own family. She was the last of eight children and her son Oscar is now the oldest representative of the family, for Mr. Chastine Snyder, who so recently died, was the last of the old Snyder family. The sincere sympathy of the friends is extended to all the family, especially to Miss May, who has been the faithful daughter and companion of the mother all these years.

The funeral occurred today at 5 p.m. Rev. Thorn officiating.

["Mount Pleasant Daily News", July 27, 1894, Page 1]


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