Snow, Lydia Rebecca
SNOW, TRITLE, VAN CLEVE, WEBB, CHAPPELL, THOMAS, WILKINSON
Posted By: Gayle P. Snow (email)
Date: 5/2/2023 at 21:09:05
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Lydia Rebecca Tritle was born in Fulton county, Pennsylvania, December 20, 1881, where she lived until she was 16 years old, going then to Iowa where she lived with her sister, Mrs. G. H. Van Cleve for a year.
Her parents went to Iowa a year later where they, with Lydia, settled in Waterloo and lived for four years.
She went to Spirit Lake as a dress maker until her marriage to William Wesley Snow in 1907 at Omaha, Nebr. To this union, one son was born, Jean Edwin Snow.
Mrs. Snow served with the Red Cross as bandage instructor during World War I. She had a hobby of flowers and kept a beautiful flower garden which was admired by many tourists who visited the region. Being a member of the Methodist faith since childhood, she served her church through the Sunday School, being a member of the Sempre Fidelis class. Due to her health she was unable to be active in the church work but had served as chariman of the card committee of her class always adding a cheerful note or poem of cheer and courage, love and faith.
Mrs. Snow suffered from Asthma for many years and had gradually grown weaker in the last weeks. She was taken to the Marcus Snyder Memorial Hospital where she passed away Sunday morning, June 6, at 7:00 A.M.
Mrs. Snow was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and her husband who died in 1932. She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, Jean and his wife and four grandsons, Bruce Edwin, David Eugene, Larry and Harlan Wesley, all of Clear Lake, Ia; also three sisters, Mrs. G.H. Van Cleve of Wilmont, N.D.; Mrs. B.A. Webb of Montgomery, Margaret Tritle of Spirit Lake, and two brothers, V.R. Tritle, and J.M. Tritle of Spirit Lake, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Van Cleve, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Van Cleve, and Mrs. Thelma Cameron of Wilmont, Mrs. E.E. Chappell and daughter, Mrs. Henry Thomas, of Clear Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wilkinson of Gillette Grove. Interment was made in the Lakeview Cemetery.
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