|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1901|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1988|
H. Corrine Snyder, the daughter of John Hartranft Snyder and Minnie Rebecca (Strohecker) Snyder, was born in Lavelle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Her first name was Helen, but she chose to use her middle name, Corrine, both professionally and personally throughout her life.
Her nickname was "Eenie", which was given to her when caring for her brother, Willard Emery Snyder. Eenie helped to raise Willard, who was the youngest child in the Snyder family. (Eenie was born in 1901; Willard in 1917.) Corrine's family pronounced her name "Kah-REEN", but Willard, unable to say the name this way, called her "Eenie". The nickname stuck, and became a term of endearment for H. Corrine Snyder, which was used by her siblings and their children throughout Eenie's life.
Eenie's father, John H. Snyder, was a respected county and business leader, and was one of the co-founders of the Lavelle Telephone and Telegraph Company, which was incorporated in 1908. John H. Snyder was responsible for installing the first telephone lines in the Lavelle Valley, as well as in rural areas south of Ashland, Pennsylvania.
During the firm's early days, its main communications center was based at the Snyder family home on Main Street in Lavelle. As a chief stockholder and secretary of the company, John H. Snyder oversaw the firm's expansion which connected the Lavelle center with Bell Telephone Company's Ashland facility. After 47 years of transmission, full control of the firm was transferred to Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania in 1956.
In addition to John's involvement with the Lavelle Telephone and Telegraph Company, Minnie, John, and their oldest children also operated a dry goods store from the ground floor of the Snyder family home in Lavelle, which was located directly across from the Lavelle School.
H. Corrine Snyder began work as a young woman for the Jewel Tea Company, where she was employed for most of her adult life until retirement, working in Allentown and then Baltimore.
Corrine resided with one or more of her sisters throughout her life, first living with Catharine Rebecka Snyder and then Lillian Estelle Snyder in Reading, Pennsylvania. Corrine next lived with Lillian in Allentown while Catharine was living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after being widowed by her husband, Charles F. Courtney.
Careers eventually took both Lillian and Corrine to Baltimore, Maryland, where they remained until Lillian's retirement.
The three sisters, now all retired, then moved in together in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they volunteered for various non-profits, including serving as docents for President James Buchanan's home, Wheatland.
Family members referred to them collectively as "The Girls" throughout their lives and, while they were living in Lancaster, as "The Lancaster Aunts."
H. Corrine Snyder passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is interred at the Columbarium at the Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania with her sisters, Lillian E. Snyder, and Catharine Rebecka (Snyder) Courtney and Catharine's husband, Charles F. Courtney.
H. Corrine Snyder's grandfather was Civil War veteran, Timothy M. Snyder. An application in the 1940s made to the Sons of the American Revolution by Eenie's brother, John Sylvester Snyder, attests to the family's relationship to Revolutionary War veteran, Johann (John) Nicholas Schneider.
John Hartranft Snyder (1873 - 1944)
Minnie Rebecka Strohecker Snyder (1872 - 1952)
Timothy P. Snyder (1898 - 1913)*
Nona M Snyder Albert (1900 - 1987)*
H. Corrine Snyder (1901 - 1988)
John Sylvester Snyder (1904 - 1969)*
Catharine Rebecka Snyder Courtney (1906 - 1995)*
Lillian Estelle Snyder (1908 - 2001)*
Chester Hartranft Snyder (1910 - 1983)*
Willard Emery Snyder (1917 - 1972)*
1900 CHARLES F 1950
1906 CATHARINE S 1995
1901 H. CORRINE 1988
1908 LILLIAN E. 2001
Note: H. Corrine Snyder is interred in the same columbarium niche with her sisters, Lillian E. Snyder and Catharine Snyder ("Kit") Courtney, and Kit's husband, Charles F. Courtney.
Charles Evans Cemetery
Created by: lesnyder1
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66472961
Added: Dec. 24, 2015
We miss you Aunt Eenie, but know that you are someplace wonderful. Sending a hug across time and space.|
Added: Aug. 27, 2013