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Snyder, Ella Streeter – 1856-1936


Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 5/16/2021 at 08:31:16

Mrs. Ella Streeter Snyder was born August 30, 1856, in the state of Ohio and came to Iowa with her parents at the age of two, locating at Mingo.
On September 20, 1880, she united in marriage with Dan Snyder. To this union was born four children. In the fall of 1897 they moved to the present home in south Colfax. Here she and her husband reared their family and made a great many friends through the years.
She was a kind and considerate wife and loving mother. Expressing a deep love and devotion in the caring for her husband in his long and final illness, and in the care of her children and grandchildren as has been her joy in later years.
Our father and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Byerly preceded her in death. During the last few winters she has closed her home and stayed with her daughters. She was visiting a grandson, Lowell Cox in Newton, when she last took ill, and was taken to the Skiff Hospital in Newton. Here mother closed her eyes in final sleep February 16, 1936.
Mother was a great lover of flowers and would never give up her home. She has been a member of the local Church of Christ for a number of years. Her faith was to keep her home here and visit among her many friends, helping them when she could, until the time would come to journey on to God’s eternal home and old friends and loved ones already there.
Leaving to meet this loss to the earth are two daughters, Mrs. Milo Sewell of Des Moines, Mrs. Nellie Cox of Mitchellville, and one son, L. D. Snyder of Deer River, Minn. Also a brother, Will Streeter of Omaha, Nebr., twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a host of friends and more distant relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the Cutter-Hartnett Funeral Home with Rev. J. W. Taenzler officiating. Burial was at Ashton cemetery.
Music was provided by Mrs. Ellis Shissler and Mrs. George Rinker with Mrs. Cleo Wall at the piano.
Pall bearers were Frank Evans, Andrew Streeter, W. W. Angelo, Charles Evans, George Winslow and Charles Leonard.
Source: The Colfax (IA) Tribune; Thursday, February 27, 1936, page 5


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