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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 13:03:01 -0400

History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, page 366-367

WILLIAM E. SNYDER has rounded out a quarter of a century of active
membership in the Akron bar. His practice has been such as to make him one
of the busiest attorneys in that city. He is a native of Summit County and
a member of the family that has lived in that section of Ohio for
eighty-five years.
His grandparents, Michael and Barbara (Weimer) Snyder, came from Alsace,
France, in 1838. His father, Michael Snyder, Jr., was born in 1829, was
eight years of age when brought to America, and spent his active career as
a farmer in Summit County, where he died din 1893. The mother of William E.
Snyder was Nancy Marsh, who was born in Summit County, in 1837, and died in
1894, her parents, George and Elizabeth (Hayne) Marsh, coming from
William E. Snyder, one of the twelve children of his parents, was born on
his father's farm in Summit County, March 3, 1871, grew up there, attending
the common schools, and in 1890-91 attended the Valparaiso Normal School in
Indiana, and in 1891-92 was a student at Mount Union College at Alliance,
Ohio. He taught school portions of eight years, and in 1895 began the study
of law in the office of Otis and Otis, at Akron. He was admitted to the bar
in 1898, and his practice has always been a general one. For the first ten
years he was associated with several other well known lawyers in successful
partnership. From 1907 until July, 1923, he handled his practice alone,
since which time he has been associated in partnership with his son, Marion
E. Snyder. Their offices are in the Second National Bank Building.
He served several years as examiner of titles under the Torrens Act, being
appointed in July, 1914. He also rendered some effective service for two or
three years as a member of the Akron Board of Education. He is a member of
the Summit County and Ohio State Bar associations, the Chamber of Commerce,
and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
On September 5, 1894, Mr. Snyder married Miss Olive C. Kerstetter, whose
parents, David and Eliza (Haring) Kerstetter, were well known farmers of
Summit County. The four children of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are Margaret,
Marion, Harold and Catherine.

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