Obituary of Ralph Burton Snider.

SOUTH HAMBDEN

   Ralph B. Snider was born at Port Clinton, Ohio, October 12, 1873.  He was the youngest son of Henry and Abbie Knight Snider. At the death of his mother, which occured when he was 13, Ralph came to make his home with his uncle, Wilson Lampman, late of this

place, and also lived at the home of Nelson Marshall, near the Chardon Center. He attended school at the Chardon about two years. He went to Great Falls, Mont. in 1895, he worked there until about 1901, when with his brother Homer, he engaged in the sheep business near Fort Benton. He remained there about four years, then they dissolved the partnership, and Ralph purchased a large tract of land about 20 miles from Harlem, Mont, engaging in the raising of sheep, cattle and horses. He was very successful. It was often said among his associates that Ralph Snider's word was as good as his note. He was married in December 1904 to Miss Lizzie Pennock, of Fort Benton. To them were born three children: Marshall, aged 4, Elmer, aged 3, and Mabel, not yet one year of age. Ralph was a true and loving husband, and a tender father. His last sickness was short. He had been suffering with a cold and left home, Monday, May 9, to see a doctor, who pronounced it a case of accute indigestion. He remained in town, thinking he was some better, but must have taken more cold, as about 4 a.m. on May 11, he called the landlady to his room. Almost immediately after she reached his bedside, he had a severe hemorrage of the lungs , and only lived about 15 minutes. His funeral was held at Harlem from the Presbyterian Church, Friday, May 13, at 10:30 o'clock. Every business house in town was closed , the business men attending his funeral in a body. He leaves besides his own family, two brothers:Homer, of Fort Benton, Charles of Port Clinton, Oh. and a sister, Nellie Green of Great Falls, besides a host of friends both here and about his home in the west, who has extended to his bereaved wife, their tenderest sympathy in her great affliction.

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