Museum the New Llano Colony

Mary Snyder


Family Information: Married to George Snyder.  


Pre-Colony History: She and her husband had visited the colony around 1921, but at that time had returned to Kansas, though they always held the colony in their hearts. They returned in November 1928.  

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Other Info: In 1928 she was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. Jernberg, Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary and George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.  

Post-Colony History: In March 1929 Mary returned to her home in Kansas. Matters of business after the death of her husband in Dec. 1928 made it necessary for her to give attention personally to settling up and disposing of certain properties.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": December 22, 1928, January 5, 1929; "Vernon Parish Democrat": March 28, 1929  


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