Thursday, January 29, 2015
Grandma's Photo Album Page 72 - Snyders in Winston-Salem and Gloucester
(Left) My grandfather's brother, Russell Jess Snyder (1896-1984) and his bride, Sallie Scott (1900-1970). This photo was possibly taken on their wedding day. They were married in Winston-Salem on Christmas Eve in 1919. They had four children. Jess was a carpenter and house contractor. They were married 50 years.
(Right) A photo of my uncle and some of his sailor buddies in front of the Gloucester sailing memorial. Uncle Jimmy is on the right. He was James Neil Snyder (1922-1993). He joined the Coast Guard in 1939 and was discharged in 1946. He married a wonderful woman, Kay, and they lived in Gloucester. He worked as a tugboat engineer in New York harbor - seven days on, seven days off. He picked up the Gloucester accent so well that you would never know he was born and raised in North Carolina!