Monday, February 3, 2014

Edward C. Snyder, Judge & Civil War Veteran

Judge Edward C. Snyder
Judge Snyder was the first judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Snyder entered the Civil War on his 18th birthday, was captured, injured and mustered out 10 July 1865 as a Sergeant.

When this Civil War Veteran came to the Crawfordsville area, he worked for his half brother, J.M. Troutman, at the Yountsville Mill. Next, he studied law. In 1878  he was elected (and re-elected in 1880) Crawfordsville's city attorney. After serving a term as judge, he again practiced law until retirement in 1909. Mr. Snyder was also a member of the Masonic Lodge until his death in April, 1927.

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