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    Mrs. Kate Snyder, a well-known and highly esteemed resident of Piqua R. F. D. No. 2, in Brown township, and the owner of a good farm in that community, was born, December 9, 1858, in Clermont county, Ohio, a daughter of James and Julia (Hopkins) Long. Her father was an agriculturist and for some years made his home at Batavia, the county seat of Clermont county, while he was serving in public offices. When she was a small child, Mrs. Snyder witnessed a raid of the Confederate, Morgan, and his men, in her home city, the daring Southerner swooping down upon the town and confiscating groceries, clothing, guns and all manner of supplies before being driven out by hastily gathered Federal troops. The raiders were pursued for some distance and twelve of their number taken. Like her brothers and sisters, Mrs. Snyder was given a high school education and was reared in a home of culture and plenty. December 31, 1876, she was united in marriage with John H. Snyder, who came of an old family of farming people of Spring Creek township, and following their union they settled on the farm, in Brown township, where they lived in happiness together until the death of Mr. Snyder, May 9, 1919. Mr. Snyder was one of the prominent and influential men of his community, where he was the owner of a farm of 120 acres, and had the full confidence of his fellow-citizens, who elected him road supervisor and he served for many years. He was also school director many years. In his death his locality lost a good and dependable citizen and a man whose loss was mourned by a wide circle of friends. Since his death Mrs. Snyder has continued to live on the home place, where she is surrounded by modern comforts and conveniences and by the affectionate regard of a wide circle of close acquaintances. She has always been generous and charitable, and during the war period was liberal in her support of the Liberty Bond and Red Cross campaigns. She and her husband were the parents of five children: Harley C., born in 1878, who married in 1899, Artie Sayres, of Brown township, formerly of Xenia, Ohio, is now engaged in operating the home farm for his mother, and has three children, the eldest of whom, Lucille, is a graduate of the Sidney High School and is now attending Ideal Business College, of Piqua, in order to prepare herself for a career as a stenographer; Jessie B., born in 1880, who married Rev. Alva Houseman, a preacher at Covington and Eagle Creek, and has two children, Monta, aged eight years, and John, aged eighteen months; May, born in 1883, who married, December 14, 1903, Burton Caven, and he died March 15, 19I7; Margaret, who died in infancy, and Arminta, born in 1886, who married Cliff Russell, of Spring Creek township, now living at Mingo Junction, with one daughter, Catherine, who is attending Piqua High School. Mr. Snyder attended Spring Creek Christian Church, of which he was a deacon and trustee, and held these offices many years. He was a Democrat.

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