|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1842|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1903|
GEORGE B. SNYDER, an extensive oyster dealer of Fair Haven, member of the New Jersey assembly from Monmouth county, and a prominent representative of commercial and political interests in Shrewsbury township, was born in 1842 at Fair Haven. The name is of German origin, and has been prominently identified with the prosperity of this section of the coast for three generations.
Jacob Snyder (paternal grandfather) settled at Sea Bright in 1783. He was an industrious and prosperous farmer in Shrewsbury township throughout his life, was a staunch democrat in politics, and a leading member of the Lutheran church at Sea Bright. His children were: Andrew, George, deceased ; Robert, William, deceased ; Alexander, deceased ; Margaret, deceased ; Elizabeth, wife of D. M. Ream, deceased ; and Susan. He died March 14, 18G0, at the age of ninety-six years.
George B. Snyder received his educational training at the public schools of Fair Haven. Immediately upon the completion of his studies, he engaged in the oyster business, and has been en-gaged in that business ever since. He is in co-partnership with Mr. Allen, the firm being known as Snyder & Allen, and they are among the largest dealers in oysters upon this famous oyster-growing section of the Jersey coast. Mr. Snyder is a leader in Shrewsbury township politics, his affiliations being with the Republican party, and he has held nearly all the local offices in the town of Fair Haven. He has been a member of the board of education for twenty-five years, and is at present president of that body. He was elected a member of the New Jersey assembly in 1895, from Monmouth county, and has shown himself an energetic and able representative of his constituency. He is also a freeholder of Shrewsbury township, a position which he has held for eight years, and is prominently identified with several building and loan associations.
On Jan. 15, 1868, he was married to Miss Phoebe Patterson, daughter of J. M. Patterson, of Jersey City, and they have seven children: Grant P., George B., Jr., Robert, Edward, Elmira and Helen.
Mr. Snyder is a thoroughly progressive, energetic business man, and possesses high qualities of both head and heart which have given him a wide popularity and esteem among his fellow-citizens. He has exerted a beneficent influence upon the popularity of Fair Haven, and has always taken an especial interest in the advance of educational matters."
(Geo. B's picture is found on page 882. His Biographical Sketch is on page 883)
Information found in:
"BIOGRAPHICAL AND P0RTRAIT CYCLOPEDIA OF THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY" edited by Samuel T Wiley
Published by Philadelphia Biographical Publishing Company 1896
Alexander K Snyder (____ - 1892)
Elmira Snyder (____ - 1847)
Phebe E Snyder (____ - 1899)
Herbert Eugene Snyder (1876 - 1938)*
Note: His obituary is in the July 15, 1903 Red Bank Register
Fair View Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: M Ashby
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
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