|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.
Nona and Allen married later in life and had no children of their own, but were active members of their church throughout their entire lives. Nona, long after her passing, is still remembered by her fellow church members and neighbors for her contributions to the church cookbook and community bake sales. She made a wicked sand tart. (Anyone who has ever tried baking these will tell you how much of a culinary triumph this is.)
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).
Nona'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.
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)*
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)*
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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