LUCAS FAMILY HUNT

hunting pictureThis photo was taken in the fall of 1900 by Roby (Lucas) James. From left to right in the photo are Darius Lucas, Thomas (Tommy) Lucas, Charles Rinehart and Isaac Jerome Lucas. Thomas Lucas was the father of Marion (Lucas) Snyder. Thomas’ father was Isaac Jerome Lucas. Darius Lucas was the brother of Thomas Lucas. Charles Rinehart was the husband of Emmas Belle (Lucas) Rinehart, a half-sister of Thomas Lucas. Roby indicated on the back of the photo that the hunting party had been hunting for one week. I received this photo from Cloyd Rinehart.

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POSTCARD FROM THE ALPS

another postcard from DickThe above photo is the front of a postcard sent by Sgt. Richard A. (Dick) Snyder to his parents in August of 1945 while Dick was serving in Europe in World War II after V-E day. The back of the postcard read as follows:

“Well folks! Have been doing a bit of traveling and am having a wonderful time. This you see is part of the glacier of ice on Mont Blanc. Am staying in a nice hotel and wish you all could be here to see the sights. Be seeing you and soon I hope. Dick.”

Mont Blanc, meaning “White Mountain,” is the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union at an elevation of 15,781 feet. The mountain lies in a range called the Graian Alps between between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy and Haute-Savoie, France.

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DAVE AND DICK SNYDER TOUR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

This photo is the front of a post card from Richard A. (Dick) Snyder while he was in Europe in World War II. The post card depicts the western fa├žade of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. As you may recall from a previous post, Dick and Dave Snyder, sons of Ora and Marion Snyder, were both in the Army in Europe in World War II and were able to meet up in Paris in December of 1944, shortly before Christmas. They spent the better part of a day seeing some of the sights in Paris, including the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Actually, it does not appear that the post card was ever sent but Dick did write the following on the back: “Dave and I were in the Notre Dame. They were doing repair work and patching up the places where the snipers were rousted out. It is really a beautiful old church.”

The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and well-known church buildings in the world. It was built over 200 years and completed in 1345, making it 678 years old. It is still a functioning Catholic church and sits on an island in the river Seine. Every famous building has a famous story, a legend hidden in it. In the case of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the legend involves the “Hunchback of Notre Dame” which has inspired a number of movies and cartoons.

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HUNTING PARTY

Bottom row from left to right, Don Snyder and Ora Snyder. Top row-I believe Ed Hoeflich is third from left

Bottom row from left to right, Don Snyder and Ora Snyder. Top row-I believe Ed Hoeflich is third from left

Here is another photo that Helen Snyder allowed me to copy. I don’t know when this was taken but maybe someone will have an idea. Poppo Ora is in the front row on the right and his oldest son, Don Snyder is to his left in front. Helen said that Ed Hoeflich, husband of Gladys (Snyder) Hoeflich is in the photo too and I think he is in the back row, third from the left. Perhaps someone can confirm that. I don’t know who the others are in the photo. Looks like Poppo Ora is holding a bird, perhaps a pheasant? What are the animals that the men in the back row are holding?

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PHOTOS FROM HELEN SNYDER

Ora Snyder and Jennie--1945

Ora Snyder and Jennie behind Bellville funeral home–1945

Marion Snyder and Jennie-1945

Marion Snyder and Jennie-1945

Ora Snyder and Jennie behind Bellville funeral home---1945

Ora Snyder and Jennie behind Bellville funeral home—1945

Betty Snyder

Betty Snyder

Dick Snyder--1939

Dick Snyder–1939

Helen Snyder on her family (Wirick) farm in 1937

Helen Snyder on her family (Wirick) farm in 1937

David J. Snyder and former girlfriend Mary Jane Harvey in 1940

David J. Snyder and former girlfriend Mary Jane Harvey in 1940

From left to right, Janet (Snyder) Hope, Pat (Snyder) Hoffman, Bill Hope and Brad Snyder at picnic at Pete and Gifta Snyder's circa 1970

From left to right, Janet (Snyder) Hope, Pat (Snyder) Hoffman, Bill Hope and Brad Snyder at picnic at Pete and Gifta Snyder’s circa 1970

Art, Joyce and Arden Snyder-1978

Art, Joyce and Arden Snyder-1978

Betty Snyder in 1978

Betty Snyder in 1978

Betty and Arden Snyder--1978

Betty and Arden Snyder–1978

Charles Snyder in 1978

Charles Snyder in 1978

Arden Snyder

Arden Snyder

Helen and Regina Snyder in 1980 at Buena Vista, Florida

Helen and Regina Snyder in 1980 at Buena Vista, Florida

From left to right, Pat Snyder, Don Snyder, Helen Snyder and Phil Snyder on July 4, 1976 at  family party/cookout at Lexington funeral home

From left to right, Pat Snyder, Don Snyder, Helen Snyder and Phil Snyder on July 4, 1976 at family party/cookout at Lexington funeral home

From left to right, Paul Snyder, Pat (Snyder) Hoffman, Gifta Snyder and Joyce Snyder at Pete and Gifta's

From left to right, Paul Snyder, Pat (Snyder) Hoffman, Gifta Snyder and Joyce Snyder at Pete and Gifta’s

From left to right in back rows, Pete Snyder, Jim Snyder, Helen Snyder, Shontell Snyder, Dorothy Snyder, Bob Snyder, and Dick Snyder. Middle row, from left to right, Paul Snyder, Gifta Snyder, Jim Hope and Art Snyder. Front row, from left to right, Pat Snyder, Janet (Snyder) Hope and Joyce Snyder

From left to right in back rows, Pete Snyder, Jim Snyder, Helen Snyder, Shontell Snyder, Dorothy Snyder, Bob Snyder, and Dick Snyder. Middle row, from left to right, Paul Snyder, Gifta Snyder, Jim Hope and Art Snyder. Front row, from left to right, Pat Snyder, Janet (Snyder) Hope and Joyce Snyder

1983
From left to right, Betty (Snyder) Ritchie, Bill Ritchie, Bob Snyder, Dorothy Snyder and Dick Snyder

From left to right, Betty (Snyder) Ritchie, Bill Ritchie, Bob Snyder, Dorothy Snyder and Dick Snyder

Jim and Janet Snyder--1937

Jim and Janet Snyder–1937

Janet Snyder--1937

Janet Snyder–1937

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UPDATE ON THE BLOG

I apologize for the relative lack of substantive posts recently on this blog. Once again, the day job is getting in the way. I have been incredibly busy at work. On top of that, my long-time secretary unexpectedly quit several weeks ago, which was a big loss and we have not replaced her yet. So, I am doing the usual 110% of my job as well as about 20% of my secretary’s job. I also have a trial coming up in a week, which will involve a lot of preparation between then and now. So, I have just not had time to put anything real substantive on the blog for a while. I do have some ideas for things to put on the blog which you will hopefully see in the coming months ahead.

Helen Snyder has been very gracious to allow me to copy not only color slides but also a number of her photographs. I am going to post some of Helen’s photos later today and I think you will find them to be quite interesting. Thanks again Helen and if anyone else out there has any family photos that you think would be interesting on this blog, please e-mail them to me at bsnyder@ralaw.com or let me know and I can make arrangements to copy them.

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MORE SNYDER FAMILY CRUISE PHOTOS

Gifta and Pete Snyder

Gifta and Pete Snyder

Art and Joyce Snyder

Art and Joyce Snyder

Larry and Pat (Snyder) Hoffman

Larry and Pat (Snyder) Hoffman

Bill and Betty (Snyder) Ritchie

Bill and Betty (Snyder) Ritchie

Pat and Jim Snyder

Pat and Jim Snyder

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