Shelby County

William Marion Snow



William Marion Snow

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 816

    a well-known citizen of Shelby county, who has given much attention
to dealing in stock for many years, resides on his valuable farm of
ninety acres, situated in section 22, Cynthian township, ten miles
distant from Sidney. He was born in Miami county, O., October 4,
1850, and was six years old when his parents, George and Nancy
(Chrowel) Snow, brought him to Shelby county. The parents of Mr. Snow
were well-known people, living into old age in Shelby county, where
the mother died in her seventy-fifth year and the father when aged
eighty years. The father was born in Germany and came to America when
aged seven years, and the mother was bom in Virginia. They were
members of the Dunkard or Gennan Baptist church. Of their nine
children, W. M. is the only survivor. W. M. Snow obtained his
educational training in the Hopewell special school district and then
began work as a farmer on the farm he now owns. When thirty-two years
old he began to buy stock, in association with John Borger, and they
continued together for nine years, Mr. Snow operating alone since
then. His buying territory extends through Shelby, Darke, Auglaize
and Miami counties and the volume of his business annually is very
heavy. Mr. Snow married Miss Henrietta Miller, who was born in
Lancaster county. Pa., a daughter of C. K. Miller, later of Cynthian
township. Mr. and Mrs. Snow have no living children. They attend the
Christian church. In politics Mr, Snow has always been a democrat and
in the fall election of 1912 was elected to the office of county
commissioner of Shelby county and will assume the duties of the same
in September, 1913. Prior to this he has frequently been elected to
public office, being a man of wide acquaintance and unquestioned
popularity, and acceptably served two terms as a trustee of Cynthian
township, in 1910 was land appraiser, and for two terms was
treasurer of the Hopewell district school board.

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