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Dr Charles McCool Snyder

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Dr Charles McCool Snyder

Birth
Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
21 Apr 1996 (aged 87)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
134625204 View Source

Charles M. Snyder was a son of Charles M. & Flora M. (Fessenden) Snyder. He was married to Mary Burrowes on Feb. 12, 1932 in Milton, Northumberland County. He was a 1926 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 1930 graduate of Bucknell University. He earned a master's degree in history from Bucknell in 1935.
His career as a teacher began in the Milton school district in the 1930s. From 1940-1943 he taught at Washington College in Chestertown MD. After serving in the US Navy from 1943-1946 he earned a Ph. D. in 1947 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he had had a teaching fellowship in 1936 and in 1939. From 1946 until his retirement in 1972 Dr. Snyder taught at the State University of New York at Oswego.
While at Oswego Dr. Snyder authored four books - "The Jacksonian Heritage: Pennsylvania Politics, 1833-1848", "Dr. Mary Walker: Little Lady in Pants", Oswego: From Buckskin to Bustles" and "The Lady and the President: The Letters of Dorothy Dix and Millard Fillmore".
Upon his retirement he moved to Mifflinburg where he wrote a historical column for the local newspaper. He also wrote three books on local history - "Union County, Pennsylvania, A Bicentennial History", "Buggy Town: An Era in Americal Transportation" and "Mifflinburg: A Bicentennial History".
Dr. Snyder was survived by daughters Sara E. Smith of Church Point LA, Elizabeth B. Snyder of Mifflinburg, son Daniel M. Snyder of Leroy NY, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
(Excerpted from his obituary in The Daily Item)

Charles M. Snyder was a son of Charles M. & Flora M. (Fessenden) Snyder. He was married to Mary Burrowes on Feb. 12, 1932 in Milton, Northumberland County. He was a 1926 graduate of Mifflinburg High School and a 1930 graduate of Bucknell University. He earned a master's degree in history from Bucknell in 1935.
His career as a teacher began in the Milton school district in the 1930s. From 1940-1943 he taught at Washington College in Chestertown MD. After serving in the US Navy from 1943-1946 he earned a Ph. D. in 1947 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he had had a teaching fellowship in 1936 and in 1939. From 1946 until his retirement in 1972 Dr. Snyder taught at the State University of New York at Oswego.
While at Oswego Dr. Snyder authored four books - "The Jacksonian Heritage: Pennsylvania Politics, 1833-1848", "Dr. Mary Walker: Little Lady in Pants", Oswego: From Buckskin to Bustles" and "The Lady and the President: The Letters of Dorothy Dix and Millard Fillmore".
Upon his retirement he moved to Mifflinburg where he wrote a historical column for the local newspaper. He also wrote three books on local history - "Union County, Pennsylvania, A Bicentennial History", "Buggy Town: An Era in Americal Transportation" and "Mifflinburg: A Bicentennial History".
Dr. Snyder was survived by daughters Sara E. Smith of Church Point LA, Elizabeth B. Snyder of Mifflinburg, son Daniel M. Snyder of Leroy NY, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
(Excerpted from his obituary in The Daily Item)


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