|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1900|
|Death: ||May 5, 1987|
Nona May (Snyder) Albert, the oldest daughter of John Hartranft Snyder and Minnie Rebecka (Strohecker) Snyder, was born at the Snyder family home on Main Street in Lavelle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Together, Minnie, John, Nona, and the oldest of her siblings operated a dry goods store from the ground floor of the Snyder family home. Later in life, she co-owned and operated Albert's Clothing in Pine Grove with her husband, Allen A. Albert.
She was an active member of the church throughout her entire life.
An application made in the 1940s to the Sons of the American Revolution by Nona's younger brother, John Sylvester Snyder, attests to the family's relationship to Revolutionary War veteran, Johann (John) Nicholas Schneider. Their grandparents were Civil War veteran, Timothy Matthias Snyder, and Catharine (Boyer) Snyder. Their uncle (John H. Snyder's younger brother) was Spanish American War veteran, Timothy Grant Snyder. Uncle Tim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving on land and on several battleships, including on board Admiral Dewey's flagship, the U.S.S. Olympia (after the Battle of Manila).
Their father, John Hartanft Snyder became a respected county and business leader, serving as one of the co-founders of the Lavelle Telephone and Telegraph Company, which was incorporated in 1903. He was responsible for installing the first telephone lines in the Lavelle Valley, as well as in rural areas south of Ashland, Pennsylvania. Later, as a chief stockholder and secretary of the company, he would lead Lavelle Telephone's merger with Bell Telephone Company's Ashland facility.
Nona's brother, John Sylvester Snyder (1904-1969), was a long-time Mason and construction manager with McKinney Construction in Northumberland County and then Portland Cement in Allentown.
They had six siblings: Timothy P. Snyder (1898-1913), who was tragically killed as a teenager in an accident when he fell from a train at a coal mine in Locustdale; H. Corrine Snyder (1901-1988), a bookkeeper with the Jewel T Company who was known as "Eenie" by family; Catharine Rebecka (Snyder) Courtney (1906-1995), an executive assistant with the New Holland Company who was married to businessman, Charles F. Courtney (1900-1950); Lillian Estelle Snyder (1908-2001), a former head nurse at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston who later became a nursing instructor at Allentown Hospital before working for the pharmaceutical company, Merck; Chester Hartranft Snyder (1910-1983), the long-time Mason who became an insurance company executive; and Willard Emery Snyder (1917-1972), who worked in the telephone business first for his father and then, following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Seabees after World War II, for Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania.
John Hartranft Snyder (1873 - 1944)
Minnie Rebecka Strohecker Snyder (1872 - 1952)
Allen Adam Albert (1907 - 1993)*
Note: Nona M. (Snyder) Albert, eldest daughter of John Hartranft Snyder and Minnie Rebecka (Strohecker) Snyder, is interred with her husband, Allen A. Albert.
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 03, 2011
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