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Memorable Manitobans: Edward R. Snider (1868-?)

Building contractor, businessman.

Born at Port Huron, Michigan on 18 August 1868, son of Edward and Augusta Snider, he was educated at the public schools of Capac, Michigan during the winter while working on the family farm during the summer. He quit school at the age of 16 and, two years later, moved to New York state where he did carpentry at a shipyard. He moved to Shoal Lake in 1888 where he continued working as a carpenter, building the Shoal Lake Presbyterian Church and pastor’s residence, and several other building there, including the Shoal Lake School and several residences. He later opened a lumber yard. On 17 October 1899, he married Ida Cuntz, daughter of Charles Cuntz, at Shoal Lake. They had five children: Edith May Snider (b 1901), Charles Edward Snider (b 1903), Frank Walter Snider (b 1905), Myrtle Augusta Snider (b 1909), and Bertha V. Snider.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2014

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