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Robert Snow
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1854
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1905
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

ROBERT SNOW, son of Loum and Abby H., was born in New Bedford in 1854. His education was gained in the Friends' Academy, and on leaving school he at once (1871) entered the office of Loum Snow & Son, and in 1880 went into business with his brother. They continued actively engaged in whaling and sealing until 1888, when the partnership was dissolved, Robert retiring. After he was not actively engaged in business he became interested in farming at Little Compton, and of this he made a great success. He became deeply interested in fine stock, breeding trotting horses, Jersey cows and fine fowl. He was also a great dog fancier, showing an especial fondness for setters and pointers, as became the lover of outdoor sports he was. He was a first-class shot, and very much did he delight in hunting. He was the first American to introduce the game of lawn tennis in this country, importing his racquet from Jeffries in London, and building the first court in New Bedford. He induced Wright & Ditson, of Boston, to import the game.
Mr. Snow was treasurer of the Oneka Mills, of the Starr Mills, and of the White Oak River Lumber Company. In politics he was a Republican, and in the early eighties was a member of the common council of New Bedford. He was an extensive reader, and was well informed on all the topics of the day. He was a member of the Wamsutta Club, and was one of the committee appointed to purchase and fit up the clubhouse. His religious connection was with the Unitarian Church.


from: Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts ..., J.H. Beers & Co. Volume 3: pp 1437-1440 
 
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 Parents:
  Loum Snow (1810 - 1871)
  Abby Harris Easton Mowry Snow (1811 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Gordon Hunt Snow (1860 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Agatha Snow (1886 - 1963)*
  Edith Snow (1891 - 1942)*
  Robert Snow (1898 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abby Mowry Snow (1836 - 1838)*
  Susan Swift Snow (1838 - 1911)*
  Loum Snow (1840 - 1916)*
  Helen Throckmorton Snow (1842 - 1920)*
  Isabel Mowry Snow (1844 - 1923)*
  Annie Dorcas Snow (1847 - 1908)*
  Jennie Shershon Snow (1849 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Easton Snow (1851 - 1852)*
  Robert Snow (1854 - 1905)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Husband of Sarah Hunt Snow
 
Burial:
Rural Cemetery
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Snow
 
Created by: Susan Lukesh
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91614073
Robert Snow
Added by: Susan Lukesh
 
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