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Memorable Manitobans: John Alexander Snyder (1861-1937)

Brickmaker.

Born in Ontario in June 1861, he lived in the United States from the 1890s until a return to Canada in 1907, when he established a brickyard at Portage la Prairie. He and wife Rebecca Griffin (1869-1949) had five children: Ethel Snyder (b 1892), Eva May Snyder (b 1896), Orrin Griffin Snyder (b 1899), Helen Ruth Snyder (b 1908), and Dorothy Mabel Snyder (b 1910). He died at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario on 11 June 1937 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery at Portage la Prairie.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Snyder Brickyard (Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1937, page 36.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 November 2016

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