Charles Newton Snyder

13 December 1856–9 November 1929 (Age 72)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Newton

When Charles Newton Snyder was born on 13 December 1856, his father, Jacob Snyder, was 26 and his mother, Susan Catherine Snyder, was 21. He married Berta A Willingham in 1888, in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 November 1929, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Newton Snyder
Berta A Willingham
Marriage: 1888
Henry Clay Snyder
Charles Frank Snyder
James Alberton Snyder
May Agnes Snyder
William Snyder
Helen Snyder
Edgar Snyder
Susan Snyder
Virginia Snyder
Joseph Snyder

Spouse and Children

Jefferson, West Virginia, United States



    Charles Frank Snyder


    James Alberton Snyder


    May Agnes Snyder


    William Snyder


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    John W. Snyder


    Henry Clay Snyder


    William V Snyder


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 7

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 20

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch sniden ‘to cut’.2 Americanized form of German Schneider .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles N Snyder in household of Jacob Snyder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles N Snyder in household of Jacob Snyder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Newton Snyder, "United States Census, 1920"

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