Biography - CLYDE M. SNOW
Clyde M. Snow, one of the younger business men of Earlville, Illinois, is a son of Simeon Edward Snow, who was born in Shaftsbury, Vermont, October 15, 1849. Mr. Snow's paternal grandparents were Reuben Russell Snow and Sarah (Mason) Snow. In tracing the genealogy of the family, we observe that Reuben R. Snow was a son of Simeon Snow, son of Reuben Snow, son of Eleazar Snow, son of William Snow, son of William Snow, Sr., who was the parent tree of the family in America, coming from London, England, his native city, to New England, in 1635. He was then in his youth and was brought to this country as an apprentice. Reaching his majority, he married and settled in Massachusetts. Many have been his descendants, and they have been scattered to many of the states of the Union. Among them have numbered prominent professional and business men. Longevity is remarkable in the Snow family. Not a male descendant in direct line, reaching maturity, save one, has died under the age of eighty years. One died at the age of seventy-seven years. The paternal grandfather of our subject came from Vermont to Illinois in 1857 and located in Earlville, and here died in 1898, aged eighty-seven years. His occupation was not confined to one vocation of life. Various pursuits he followed. In early life he was a tanner and in later life a druggist, and to-day is best remembered in Earlville as a druggist. He was a member of the Vermont legislature in 1851. Only three of his children lived to a mature age, they being Emery and Zerina, who are now deceased, and S. E. Snow, the father of the immediate subject of this sketch.
S. E. Snow was about seven years of age when his father came to Earlville, Illinois, in which place he has always made his home. For more than thirty years he has been continuously engaged in the manufacture of carriages, in blacksmithing and dealing in farm implements. His place of business was burned out in 1875, but he rebuilt and to-day has a fine brick structure for a business house, and is a prosperous business man. He commenced his business career with a limited capital, has worked out his own success, and won his way to a position among the substantial and leading citizens of Earlville. In politics he is a Democrat, and fraternally a Master Mason. In 1867 S. E. Snow married Arabelle Warren, a native of Paw Paw, Illinois, and the subject of this biography, Clyde M. Snow, is their only child.
Clyde M. Snow was born in Earlville, Illinois, March 9, 1868. He attended the public schools of Earlville, spent six months in a military academy at Oxford, Maryland, and took a commercial course in Bryant & Stratton's Business College at Chicago. From boyhood he worked more or less with his father, and was devoting his time to the interest of his father's business when he was commissioned postmaster of Earlville, May 1, 1894. For four years he acted in that capacity, rendering satisfactory service to the public. June 15, 1898, he became a member of the drug firm of Pool & Snow, of Earlville, and at this writing is engaged in the drug business. In politics Mr. Snow has been active as a Democrat. He is a Master Mason and also belongs to the Knights of the Globe.
Extracted 26 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 2, pages 406-407.