Thursday, August 15, 2013

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 17 - Tom Snyder family, Horse & buggy days, Nick Snyder 1933



(Top left) Tom and Nora Snyder's five children who lived beyond infancy.  Tom (Wiley Thomas Snyder 1892-1988) and Nora (Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder 1900-1992) were my grandparents. 

I'm sure Tom took this photo in front of their farm house in Millers Creek, Wilkes County, N.C.  Since the youngest is a baby, I'm guessing this photo was taken about 1935.  Nora is at the back, but you can only see her from the neck down! 

The kids in the back row are, left to right:
  • James Neil Snyder (1922-1993), with his dog
  • Carrie Mae Snyder Disher (1926-2001).  She is hold the baby.
  • Mozelle Snyder (living)
In the front row, left to right:  Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996) and the baby is Betty Snyder (living).

Carrie told me that about 1936, she was walking home from school when a neighbor lady called out:  "Carrie Mae, you better hurry on home!  Your mama and daddy got a big surprise waitin' for you!" 
Carrie's heart sank.  She walked home as slowly as she could because the last time the neighbor lady said that, there was a new baby at home that Carrie had to take care of.  But this time, the surprise was a radio!  What a wonderful treat!  All the neighbors came over to hear it.  Tom told the neighbors it didn't work at night, so they'd all go home and not hang around for supper!

(Top right) Tom would never let Nora drive a car, but she could drive a buggy!  Left to right:  Nora and her sisters Lacy McNeil Vannoy (1902-1990) and Ila McNeil Vannoy (1898-1983).  This photo was probably taken in Wilkes County, N.C. about 1920.

(Bottom left) This photo was missing in 1981 when my grandmother Nora told me who was in each photo.

(Bottom right) Another photo taken on the day of the funeral of my great-grandmother, Tom's mother, Louise Jane Whittington Snyder (1863-1933).  The funeral was August 25, 1933.  On the left is Granny Lou's son, Russell Jess Snyder (1896-1984), called Jess.  On the right is Louise's husband Nick (Nicholas Grindstaff Snyder 1863-1944). 

This photo was taken at Reddies River Primitive Baptist Church in Wilkes County, N.C.

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