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 Robert Snow

Robert Snow

Birth
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Nov 1905 (aged 51)
New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
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Memorial ID 91614073 · View Source
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ROBERT SNOW, son of Loum and Abby H., was born in New Bedford in 1854. His education was gained in the Friends' Academy, and on leaving school he at once (1871) entered the office of Loum Snow & Son, and in 1880 went into business with his brother. They continued actively engaged in whaling and sealing until 1888, when the partnership was dissolved, Robert retiring. After he was not actively engaged in business he became interested in farming at Little Compton, and of this he made a great success. He became deeply interested in fine stock, breeding trotting horses, Jersey cows and fine fowl. He was also a great dog fancier, showing an especial fondness for setters and pointers, as became the lover of outdoor sports he was. He was a first-class shot, and very much did he delight in hunting. He was the first American to introduce the game of lawn tennis in this country, importing his racquet from Jeffries in London, and building the first court in New Bedford. He induced Wright & Ditson, of Boston, to import the game.
Mr. Snow was treasurer of the Oneka Mills, of the Starr Mills, and of the White Oak River Lumber Company. In politics he was a Republican, and in the early eighties was a member of the common council of New Bedford. He was an extensive reader, and was well informed on all the topics of the day. He was a member of the Wamsutta Club, and was one of the committee appointed to purchase and fit up the clubhouse. His religious connection was with the Unitarian Church.


from: Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts ..., J.H. Beers & Co. Volume 3: pp 1437-1440


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  • Created by: Susan Lukesh
  • Added: 9 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91614073
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Snow (18 Jun 1854–15 Nov 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91614073, citing Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Susan Lukesh (contributor 47692616) .