Jason C. Snyder, 7N 51W


In 1880 Shelby County, Iowa, Jason Snyder is 8, with William 43 and Mary J. 39 Snyder, farming. Nellie is 17, Edwin 16, Olive 13, Jason 8, Frederick 5, John 3 and Chester five months.

In 1900 Spokane Washington, Jason is a farm laborer, born May 1872 in Illinois.

Jason claimed a quarter in section 23, 7N 51W in 1910.


December 20, 1912 Greeley, Colorado "A new record in the price of farm land was established here when S. A. Bradfield sold J. C. Snyder sixty-one acres of land at $264 an acre. The farm is one of the best in the Greeley district." This is not necessarily the same one.


In 1920 Denver, Jay C. Snyder is a real estate agent, 48, born in Illinois, single.
He's rooming with John Hughes, one of five roomers.
In 1930 Denver, still a real estate agent, he's rooming with the Bailey family.

In 1936 Denver, Jason is a salesman, living at 1758 Pennsylvania.

But one relative wrote "JASON (JAY) CLIFFORD born 1 May 1872, died Aug 1934 Denver."

Jason C. Snyder's obituary is in the Denver Post of May 26, 1939.
He's buried in Denver, Riverside Cemetery, 27 May 1939 Snyder, Jason C. 67 29 5
Jason's uncle Henry Weatherwax was a freighter in 1880 Alamosa Colorado, 52, with Annie 51, Lewis 26.

His grandfather Henry 1799-1872, a stonemason, died in Ionia County, Michigan
His grandmother Christania Wetherwax 1800-1862 is buried in Livingston COunty, Illinois # 88340634.
They were in Steven County, Washington, in 1900, and Henry died there September 4, 1912, age 67.

Jason's uncle Henry Weatherwax was born in Jackson, Michigan, January 18, 1846, the son of Henry and Christiana Weatherwax, natives of New York and descendants from German ancestors. Mr. Weatherwax was a wealthy and influential citizen of this place, and one of the early settlers in this country, his people being the first white family to settle south of Chewelah. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being enlisted in Company G, 129th Illinois, and participating in Sherman's famous march to the sea, being mustered out in 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. After various frontier residences and locations in Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, he came to the state of Washington in 1882, moving at once to this location. He remained here up to the time of his death, serving the county in 1885 as county commissioner, and since in various official capacities. Mr. Weatherwax was highly respected by all the citizens of this community, and his loss is sincerely mourned by all his friends. Interment took place in the Chewelah cemetery last Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Weatherwax and Mrs Ed. Wayland, Frank Weatherwax and Lou Weatherwax, the children
One relative wrote "Julia Anne SNYDER was born 1867 in Harlan, Iowa. ...Her parents were William SNYDER b. 1837 in PA , and Mary J. b. 1843 in Michigan. I found the family in the 1880 Iowa census living in Monroe, Shelby Co. Julia Anne's siblings included Edwin 16, Alice 13, Jason 8, Frederick 5, John 3 and Chester 6mos. I know that she married a Samuel Lyter and moved to Kansas in 1898.

Nellie, age 19, married David T. Brown in March 9, 1881 in Shelby County. Her mother was a Mutherneex. (Mary Weatherwax, per Nellie's Spokane death certifiacte on March 20, 1922.
She's buried in Spokane, # 125613681.

Gertrude was in Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1900, 33, married to Edwin Barrett, 35.
They had Claude Edwin Barrett on January 5, 1902 in Cripple Creek, and he was in Arvada, Colorado in 1942, with Ruth R.

Gertrude Olive (Snyder) Barrett 1866-1919 is buried in Pierce County, Washington # 35742466. "Daughter of William Rippey Snyder and Mary Jane Weatherwax Claude married Ruth Hinds, and they're in Pierce County, Wisconsin in 1930, with daughter Claudia L. 6. They'r living with Thomas B. Hinds 67 and Viola 54.
Claude 1902-1964 # 45151642 and Ruth R. 1902-1982 are buried in Thornton, Colorado. Claudia L. Peterson 1923-2004 is also buried there # 45151474, with Paul C. 1921-1981.

Known Siblings:
Nellie Alice Snyder 1862 - 1922 Edwin Henry Snyder 1864 - 1886 Wilder Dilos Snyder 1869 - 1871 Jason Clifford Snyder 1872 - Fredric William Snyder 1874 -
John Logan Snyder 1876 - 1951 is buried in Nampa, Idaho # 107101619
Chester L. Snyder proved up two quarters in 34, 8N 58W, Weld County, in 1914.

Chester is farming in New Raymer, Colorado in 1920, 39, with Minnie 33 born in Nebraska. Louise 15 and Cecil 12 were born in Nebraska, Ray 8 in Colorado.

Chester was appointed postmaster of New Raymer, Colorado on November 2, 1921.
He's still the postmaster in 1930, living alone with Minnie.

Louise Snyder married Charles Drennan Hopkins on August 1, 1937, recorded in Weld County.
Louise Marian Snyder married Charles E. Harnish, Jr. on December 25, 1937, recorded in Weld County.

1949 Salem Oregon " Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Snyder and their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Snyder and their two daughters, Murl, 2, and Susan. 4, who purchased the Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Versteeg 37-acre farm in this district have moved from McMinnville. "

September 10, 1953 "The 50th wedding anniveasary of Mr. and Mrs. C L. Snyder was celebrated with an open house at the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Snyder, on Amity Road Sept 2. Mrs. Cecil Snyder of Molalla, daughter-in-law of the couple, served the cake. Mrs. J. R. Starr of Los Angeles poured the coffee and Mrs. Ray Snyder served the punch. Mrs. Snyder greeted the guests wearing a black sheer dress with white orchid corsage. She presented each lady with a baby orchid corsage. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder (Minnie Hoyt) were married Sept 2, 1903 at Dannebrog, Nebr., coming to Oregon years ago and residing here since. Mrs. Snyder's grandparents and parents also celebrated their golden wedding anniversaries. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder's three children and eight grandchildren were present and were guests for several days. They are Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Starr and daughters Jean and Toni of Los Angeles, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Snyder and Sarah, Joe and Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Snyder and three daughters. Other relatives in attendance were William Roe of Dannebrog, Nebraska, brother-in-law of Mrs. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Simonson of Friend, Nebraska and Mrs. Pearl Chapman of Eugene, cousins. The family group enjoyed an anniversary dinner served by the ladies of the First Methodist Church.

Chester Leroy Snyder 1880 - 1957 died May 5, 1957 in Yamhill County, Oregon> - his wife Minnie died in Yamhill County, Oregon June 30, 1965, age 81.

May 10, 1957 "Chester Snyder was born Jan. 25, 1880 in Walnut, Iowa. He attended school in Kansas and Missouri. He was a former Mayor of New Raymer, Colo., where he was also postmaster for 13 years before coming to Amity in 1949. Snyder was a member of the Methodist church, the AF & AM in St. Paul. Neb., and the Order of Eastern Star in Amity. He was married Sept. 2, 1903 in Dannebrog, Nebraska. Survivors are his wife. Minnie M. Snyder of Amity; two sons. Ray H. Snyder of Amity and Ce mi w. of Salem- C. Snyder of Molalla and a daughter, Mrs. Lois Starr of Vista, Calif. Interment was in the Evergreen Memorial Park of McMinn-ville.
Ray Hoyt Snyder 1911-2001 is buried in Yamhill County, with Mary " Ray H. Snyder of Amity died June 28, 2001, in Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville. He was 90. He was born Jan. 2, 1911, in New Raymer, Colo., the son of Chester L. and Minnie Hoyt Snyder. He and Mary McBride were married Aug. 16, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz. He served in the Navy in Samoa during World War II. After the war, he moved to Oregon. He lived in McMinnville until 1949, then moved to a farm near Amity. Mr. Snyder worked as a printer for the McMinnville Telephone Register and the Salem Statesman-Journal. He retired in 1976. He enjoyed spending time with his family, travel, history and gardening. He belonged to the Amity United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Snyder of Amity, Margaret Schafer of Wilsonville and Murl Eddy of Clackamas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986.

The Edwin H. Snyder 1864-1942 buried in Denver # 55093842, with Dora (Van Zile) Snyder 1869-1929. is not the same one - this one was born in Kansas to Simon B. and Mary SNyder.



William was widowed in 1900 Howard County, Nebraska, and died February 6, 1905 in Spokane, Washington, age 68.

W. R. Snyder 1839-1905 and Mary 1840-1900 are buried in Dannebrog, Howard County, Nebraska.

In 1910 Osage County, Kansas, Samuel Lyter is 49, born in Missouri, with Julia 24 in Iowa (Her second marriage). Cecile E. is 14, Veda L. 16, both born in Iowa, D. Nathaniel is 15, Hazel 10, Elizabeth 10, June E. 7, adn Clinton 4 born in Kansas.

Samuel J. Lyter 1860-1941 # 19431876 is buried in Carbondale, Osage County, Kansas on the same stone as Juliann E. Lyter 1867-1940 # 19431882.
Samuel had died in Vancouver, Washington December 23, 1941.

They had Mary Cecil Lyter on March 25, 1891 in Shelby County.
She married J.Lawrence Wheeler, living in Durant Oklahoma in 1930, and died Feb 15 1988, last residence Corpus Christi Texas.

Their daughter Rosemary Cecil Holliday born July 22, 1918 in Kansas, died in Corpus Christi Feb 3, 1981.

Hazel Laura (Lyter) Andrus 1896-1996 # 80958373 is buried in Ponca City, Oklahoma, with William Frederick Andrus 1896-1954.

January 31, 1965 "Nathaniel Dee LYTER, 70, Carbondale, Kansas, died Sunday morning at the VA hospital, Kansas City. He was born Dec. 20, 1894 at Burlington, and had lived in Carbondale most of his life. He was a World War I veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Mr. Lyter was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, at Carbondale, and was a past master of the Masonic Lodge there. His wife, two sisters, and a brother preceded him in death. He is survived by a son, Richard Lyter of the home; a brother, Maj. Gen. Clinton Lyter, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Cecisl WHEELER, Corpus Christi, Tex., and Mrs. Hazel ANDREUS, Ponca City, Okla.; four grandchildren.

Clinton S. Lyter 1906-1986 is buried in Fort Logan # 937622 "Maror General, U.S. Army"
He was commander of Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver 1962-1966.
He was commander at Walter Reed Hospital from May 1961 to September 1962.


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