Memorable Manitobans: John H. Snyder (c1874-?)
Born in the United States around 1874, he married New Brunswick-born Vida A. McClellan (c1879-?) in New York State. The couple had a daughter, Marjorie Snyder (c1905-?) before he immigrated to Canada in 1909, completing naturalization in 1915.
He worked as a school teacher and was the Principal of Newdale School (1914-1916), Wawanesa School (1917-1918), Emerson School (1918-1920), Hartney School (1920-1921), and King George School (1921-1922). After the Brandon Ultimatum, his employment contract with the Brandon School District was terminated in April 2022. He later served as Principal at Gull Lake School (1926-1927) in Saskatchewan, as well as acquiring BA and LLD degrees before returning to the USA by 1930, then residing in Illinois. His later whereabouts are unknown.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
1916 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.
“Nineteen new teachers for schools staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 14 June 1921, page 5.
“Private sale,” Brandon Daily Sun, 13 July 1923, page 12.
“Around town [Mrs. J. H. Snyder ...],” Brandon Daily Sun, 9 September 1925, page 5.
“Gull Lake,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 September 1926, page 7.
1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.
US Presbyterian Records [marriage registration], Ancestry.
We thank Sheri Bailey (Brandon Teachers' Association) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 2 May 2022