Henry C. Snow was born in Ashford, Windham,
Conn., Jan. 14, 1831. He came to Princeton, March 6, 1855. He worked at
house painting until the war broke out; he then enlisted in Co. H 12 Reg.
Ill Inft. Vol. for three months under Captain W. T. Swain; was gone four
months, cameh ome and settled his business, then enlisted in Co. F 146 Reg.
under James Stevens, where he remained un the close of the war.
In February, 1879, he removed from Princeton to
Newton, Kansas, where he followed farming. His crops dies three years in
succession; then he went to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he again engaged
in painting, which he followed until about two years ago, when his stomach
began to trouble him and forced him to give up all work. He tried different
doctors for that, but all failed to do him any good. On November 23, 1894,
he started for Chicago, where he hoped to find relief, but again he failed.
Then he came to Princeton and spent some time with his mother, Mrs. Sally A.
Snow, and his sister, Mrs. James Lindley. Then he moved to his son's, Leon,
where he remained with terrible sufferings until his death on Saturday
evening at 6:30 o'clock, July 20, 1895, making him 64 years, 5 months, and 6
days of age.
He was married to Martha A. Smith, Oct. 15,
1862; having a family of six children, the first dying when but a child.
Most of the remainder were present. The children are as follows: Lelia A.,
dead; Edwin M. absent; Leon U., Lelia M., Minnie M., Fannie B., all present.
(Bureau County Republican, July 25, 1895,
submitted by Tom Snow)