EDWIN M. SNYDER, M.D.
EDWIN M. SNYDER, M. D.,
is one of the able representatives of his profession in Eaton county and is
established in successful practice in the village of Sunfield.
He was born in Barry county, Michigan, October 24, 1866, and is a son of
Dr. George W. and Mary A. (Bowman) Snyder, the former of whom was born in
Elmira, New York, in 1841, being now a successful physician and surgeon at
Mulliken, Eaton county; his wife also is living, being a native of the state of
Pennsylvania. In 1854 John Snyder,
grandfather of the subject of this sketch, came to Michigan and settled on a
pioneer farm in Baltimore township, Barry county, his son George W. having been
ten years of age at the time. The latter received a thorough training in his
profession and has been engaged in the active practice of the same since 1878.
Of his children Dr. Edwin M. is the eldest; Henry P. is a prosperous farmer of
Ionia county; Fannie is the wife of Leon Moyer, of that county; George W., Jr.,
is likewise engaged in farming in Ionia county; and Winnie died at the age of
seven years. Edwin M. Snyder received his early educational training in the
public schools of Portland, Ionia county. He was then matriculated in the
Michigan College of Medicine and Surgery, in the city of Detroit, from which he
was graduated as a member of the class of 1883, receiving his well earned degree
of Doctor of Medicine. He forthwith located in Sunfield, which village had its
inception about that time, and though a young man he may be considered a pioneer
physician of this place, having built up a large and representative practice in
this part of the county and being held in high regard both as a physician and as
a citizen. He is the owner of a nice residence and his well equipped office
building and is one of the public-spirited citizens of the village in which he
makes his home. He has served as health officer but has never been a candidate
for any other office. He is a Republican in his Political allegiance, is a
member of the Michigan State Medical Society, and is affiliated with the Modern
Woodmen of America. March 4, 1892, Dr. Snyder was united in marriage to Miss
Rosamond E. Derby, who was born in Ionia county, Michigan,
February 28, 1868, a daughter of Edwin C. and Nellie (Carpenter) Derby,
the former of whom now resides in Sunfield and the latter of whom is deceased.
Dr. and Mrs. Snyder have four children: John H., born January 28, 1893; Jessie,
December 28, 1897; and Robert and Roberta, twins, born August 12, 1905. It may
be said in conclusion that the family of which Dr. Snyder is a scion is of
Holland Dutch extraction, he being of the fifth generation in direct descent
from one of the name who came to America from Holland in the colonial era of our
national history, three of his brothers having
accompanied him to the new world.