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Halls Ferry Cemetery ~ William Snyder ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Snyder, William
LAST: Snyder FIRST: William MID: 
BORN: 21 Apr 1855 DIED: 29 Jul 1926 BURIED: 30 Jul 1926
BIRTH PLACE:  Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
1870 OR CENSUS - William Snyder, age 16, b. Oregon, is enumerated with John Snyder, age 50, occupation farmer, b. Pennsylvania, along with Sylvester, age 28, farmer, b. Pennsylvania, and Charles, age 14, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is J. A. Colby, age 32, occupation laborer, b. Michigan.
1920 OR CENSUS - William Snyder, age 65, single, occupation laborer, b. Oregon (parents b. Pennsylvania).
William Snyder, died at a local hospital, July 29, at the age of 71 years. Funeral services will be held today (Friday) 2 p.m. at the Halls Ferry Community house. Interment in Halls Ferry cemetery. Webb Funeral Parlors in charge of arrangements.
Oregon Statesman 30 Jul 1926 5:8

Champion Axman Dies – Salem Man, 72, Conceded Best Wood Chopper in Oregon.
Oregon’s champion wood chopper is dead. William Snyder, age 72, who claimed the unique distinction died two weeks ago at his home in Halls Ferry, a few miles from Salem.
Mr. Snyder was born on a ranch near Independence and had lived in Polk and Marion counties virtually all his life.
During his active days Mr. Snyder engaged in many wood-chopping contests, all of which he won. A few weeks before his death he told a close friend he had chopped enough wood to make a pile four feet high extending from Salem to Albany, a distance of more than 28 miles.
Mr. Snyder never married and lived alone during the greater part of his life.
Oregonian 15 Aug 1926 22:4
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OSBH DC (Marion County 1928) #516
OS 30 Jul 1926 5:8
Oregonian 15 Aug 1926 22:4
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., S. Salem, FA #732)
1920 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Croisan, ED 323, sheet 2B)

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