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!

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