John Washington Snyder

John Washington Snyder

Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Jan 1898 (aged 71)
Merced, Merced County, California, USA
Burial Mariposa, Mariposa County, California, USA
Plot C-07
Memorial ID 33105705 · View Source
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Hon. J. W. Snyder.
One more of the men who has contributed to the history of Mariposa has passed to the other side. Hon J. W. Snyder of Jerseydale, this county, died at Merced city on last Monday morning of cancer of the liver. His wife died of the same ailment last February. Her remains were temporally buried in Merced but her husband had his plot in the Masonic cemetery of this town prepared, and intended to move her remains here for permanent burial.

On Tuesday the remains of husband and wife were brought here and on Wednesday buried side by side.

Mr. Snyder came to Mariposa county in 1863 and has ever since resided here. Shortly after coming here he was married to the wife that preceded him to the grave by only a few months. The deceased was a physical giant; being over six feet in height and of a large frame. After coming to Mariposa county Mr. Snyder made his home at what is now called Jerseydale, and has ever since resided there. During the early 70's the deceased was elected a member of the state legislature.

During the past few years he has been failing and his friends could see that his magnificent constitution was being rapidly undermined and knew his days were numbered. About three months ago he went to Merced county, for a visit and was taken ill with what proved to be his last sickness. He was well cared for and nursed at the home of his wife's sister, Mr. T. Moutrey, until within the last few weeks when he was moved to Merced, where he remained 'till the final summons came. The deceased was 71 years of age and a native of Kentucky.

The funeral took place from their hall in the Odd Fellows' building at haft past eleven on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest with the ritualistic rites of that order.

~ Mariposa Gazette, 22 Jan 1898
1870 (Jul) US Census, Twp. 3, Mariposa, CA:
John W. Snyder, 43, farmer, b KY.
Fannie, 3, keeping house, b MO.
Henry F. Marsh, 36, laborer, b ME.

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  • Added: 21 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 33105705
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Washington Snyder (3 Jan 1827–17 Jan 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33105705, citing Mariposa Masonic Cemetery, Mariposa, Mariposa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Linda Applegate Brown (contributor 46791676) .