Saturday, January 11, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album - Page 32 - Snyders of Wilkes and McLeans of Gloucester


This page relates to James Neil Snyder (1922-1993), my uncle.

He was born in Forsyth County, N.C., and raised in Wilkes County, N.C.
When he was 17, he joined the Coast Guard.  He served from 18 Sep 1939 to 11 Oct 1946.
In Gloucester, Mass., he met Kay McLean, and they were married 31 Dec 1943 in Gloucester.

After the war, Uncle Jimmy worked on tug boats in New York City.  When he was off, he lived with Kay in Gloucester.
He and Kay traveled to North Carolina to visit relatives about once a year.
Jim and Kay had no children.

(Top left) Jim with his brother-in-law, Maurice McLean and his son, and Jim's mother-in-law, Flora (or Florence) Gillis McLean (about 1891 to 1951).

(Top right) Flora McLean and another of her sons, Stanley

(Bottom left) Kay

(Bottom right)  Jim on a visit to Wilkes County, N.C.  Left to right:  Jim, his parents, and his brother Ralph.  His parents were Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988) and Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992).  Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996).

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