Friday, January 17, 2014

Grandmas's Photo Album - Page 34 - Tom Snyder Family in Wilkes County, NC

(Left) James Neil Snyder (1922-1993) as a toddler.  He has a typical bowl hair cut!

(Center) My grandfather, Wiley Thomas Snyder (1892-1988), wearing a nice suit.

(Right) My grandmother, Nora Bessie McNeil Snyder (1900-1992) with her son James Neil Snyder in the wicker carriage that was used for all of her children.

All three photos appear to have been taken at the same time.  Based on Jimmy's age (he was born in August 1922, and he appears to be about 2 years old), I'd guess the year to be 1924.  The weather appears to be fairly warm.  Everyone looks sad and my grandmother is clearly not pregnant, so this might have been taken soon after the 5 June 1924 death of their third child, Herman Thomas Snyder.  He only lived one day.1  His obituary was published in the Winston-Salem Journal:2

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Snyder will regret to learn of the death of their infant son, Herman T. Snyder, which occurred at the home, 833 Devonshire street at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  The child is survived by his parents and one brother.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock this afternoon and the service will be in charge of Rev. V. M. Swaim.  Interment will take place in the Waughtown cemetery.

1 Forsyth, North Carolina, death certificate no. 227 (1924), Herman Thomas Snyder; digital image,, "North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975," ( : accessed 03 Jul 2011).
2 "DEATH OF AN INFANT," Winston-Salem Journal, 5 Jun 1924, p. FIVE, col. 5.

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