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Dr Alva Earl Snyder
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1869
Williams County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1938

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Alva E Snyder MD who is engaged in the active general practice of his profession in his native city of Bryan has long held distinct prestige as one of the able and representative physicians and surgeons of Williams County is a member of one of the well known pioneer families of the Buckeye State his parents having been born and reared in Columbiana County this state where their marriage was solemnized Dr Alva Earl Snyder was born at Bryan Williams County June 12 1869 and is a son of Dr Alva L and Mary Richey Snyder In his native county the father gained his early education in the public schools at Salem and in preparation for his profession he entered and was graduated in the Eclectic Medical College at Cincinnati Ohio one of the foremost institutions of Eclecticism in the United States Upon coming to Williams County Dr Alva L Snyder first engaged in practice at Montpelier but later he removed to Bryan the county seat where he continued in practice until his death as a result of an accident on August 14 1908 his widow here passing away in 1910 He was a man of sterling character and high professional ability and he held for many years a secure place as one of the leading physicians and surgeons of Williams County In connection with his practice he conducted a well appointed drug store at Bryan and in the later years of his life his practice was limited to his office He was one of the honored and influential citizens of Bryan was affiliated with various professional organizations was a republican in politics and was identified with the Masonic fraternity He served fully thirty years as a member of the board of trustees of the Bryan cemetery In the public schools at Bryan Dr Alva E Snyder continued his studies until he had completed the curriculum of the high school and he early gained practical experience in his father's drug store Finally he perfected himself for service of this nature by completing a course in the Northwestern University Illinois College of Pharmacy in the City of Chicago from which he received the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy As a licensed pharmacist he was thereafter associated with his father in conducting the drug store at Bryan under the firm name of Dr AL Snyder & Son for five years and in the meanwhile he became imbued with a determined ambition to prepare himself for the profession in which his father had achieved success and precedence In consonance with this ambition he was matriculated in famous old Jefferson Medical College in the City of Philadelphia and in this institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1894 and with the well earned degree of Doctor of Medicine He has since been actively engaged in practice in his native city and has not only achieved marked success but has also added materially to the professional honors of the family name He has subordinated all other interests to the service of his profession but is loyal and public spirited in his civic attitude with deep interest in all things touching the well being of his native city and county His political allegiance is given to the republican party and in the Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty second degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite his maximum York Rite affiliation being with Defiance Commandery No 30 Knights Templar at Defiance and he being also a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine He is actively identified with the Williams County Medical Society the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association Doctor Snyder served from 1900 to 1909 as surgeon in the Ohio National Guard with the rank of captain and thus he was well fortified in incidental military experience when he interrupted his private practice to tender his services to the Government when the nation became involved in the great World war He enlisted in the medical corps on September 28 1917 and as captain was called into active service June 25 1918 He was in service at various military camps in the South was assigned to service with Evacuation Hospital No 18 and on August 30 1918 he sailed for France He disembarked at Brest on the thirteenth of the following month He continued in active and efficient service until the close of the war as well as for some time after the signing of the historic armistice He received his honorable discharge May 31 1919 and has since given his attention to his large and representative private practice in Williams County It may be noted that Doctor Snyder is the elder of the two survivors in a family of four children his sister Maude being the wife of Rev Richard L Locke a clergyman of the Presbyterian Church In 1894 was solemnized the marriage of Doctor Snyder to Miss Netta L Viers and they have three children Wilmer E was one of the patriotic young men who represented Williams County in the war activities in France where he was in active service nine months he having enlisted and been assigned to the One Hundred and Forty Eighth Field Hospital and his service having been with the One Hundred and Twelfth Sanitary Train Thirty Seventh Division in France Robert L is in the aerial mail service of the United States and Carlton R is at the time of this writing a student in the Bryan High School Doctor and Mrs Snyder are active members of the Universalist Church at Bryan and their pleasant home is a center of much of the representative social activity of the community
Source:A Standard History of Williams County, Ohio: An Authentic ..., Volume 2 Contributed by Tammy M. (#48392053)
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  Netta Leonore Viers Snyder (1871 - 1949)
  Wilmer E. Snyder (1898 - 1957)*
  Robert Lewis Snyder (1901 - 1922)*
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Fountain Grove Cemetery
Williams County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Kay Beucler
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
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Dr Alva Earl Snyder
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Dr Alva Earl Snyder
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