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Alice Margret Blake Snyder
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1876
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1942
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Alice Margret (Blake) Snyder was born 13 November 1876 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA. She was the daughter of John W. Blake (born: 1852) and Mary E. Guptill (1852-1928). Note: The spelling of the name of Alice's mother is currently being researched. (Some sources list it as "Mary Ellen Guptil, but a 2012 transcription of her death record indicates it was "Mary Elizabeth Guptill.")

A surviving granddaughter of Alice had, as a small child, met Alice (Blake) Snyder, and recalled hearing stories from her father and others who had known Alice well about ancestors of Alice who may have been Native American, but definitive proof of this has yet to be found by family members.

Alice had three siblings: Margaret E. Blake (born: February 1880), Alfred Philip Blake (1882-1916), and Bertram Warren Blake (born June 1884). New Hampshire Birth and Christening Index records are available for all three.

In 1900, both Alice and her sister, Margaret, were working as dressmakers. Alice was 24.

Family members believe that, around this period, Alice met her future husband, Timothy Grant "Tim" Snyder. Tim was a private in the U.S. Marine Corps when he was transferred to serve briefly in Portsmouth before embarking on a military career during the Spanish American War. That career took him to Port Said, Egypt and the Philippines aboard the U.S. Navy ships Buffalo, Olympia (Admiral Dewey's Flag Ship), and Massachusetts before he returned home to his life with Alice and the children they would have together.


On 21 November 1904, Alice married Timothy Grant Snyder at First Presbyterian Church in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Their marriage license application, filed 18 November 1904, documents their vital statistics, the names of their respective parents, and other key data.

They resided on Church Street in Reading. Tim began his new career with the railroad while Alice continued her work as a dressmaker.

Their first child, Lillie May Snyder (named after Tim's youngest surviving sister), was born in 1905. Sadly, while Tim's sister had a long life, Tim's daughter did not. She passed away in 1907.

Tim and Alice's next two children - John Blake Snyder (1907-1990) and William Alfred Snyder (1908-1990) were also born while they were living in Reading.

By 1910, Tim and Alice had moved to Birch Street, and Tim's mother, Catharine (Boyer) Snyder and two of Tim's siblings, William E. and Lillie May Snyder, were all also living in Reading.

Daughters Mary and Catharine M. Snyder (1912-1973) were born next, followed by Harry A. Snyder.

By 1918, Tim had moved his family to Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania where he continued working for the railroad. In 1920, he was injured at work. He passed away in December of 1925.

Alice passed away in Allentown on 20 September 1942. She and Tim are interred in the old section of St. Mark's Cemetery in Allentown with two of their children, John and Lillie May.

Their daughter, Catharine (Snyder) Williams, is interred about a football field's length away in a newer section of the same cemetery. Her husband, Ralph, who passed away in 2006, is interred elsewhere.

However, another family member was interred on the same plot with Catharine. Timothy Grant "Skip" Snyder, a Korean War veteran who was Catharine's nephew and the grandson of Catharine's parents (Timothy Grant "Tim" Snyder and Alice Snyder) was cremated and laid to rest in 1992.
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  Timothy Grant Snyder (1876 - 1925)*
  Lillie May Snyder (1905 - 1907)*
  John Blake Snyder (1907 - 1990)*
  Catharine Snyder Williams (1912 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marks Cemetery
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 404
Maintained by: lesnyder1
Originally Created by: Peggy Spengler-Moser
Record added: Jul 03, 2001
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Alice Margret <i>Blake</i> Snyder
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Your story will live on, Aunt Alice. Rest in peace.
- lesnyder1
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012

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