Mr John Pillsbury Snyder
Mr John Pillsbury Snyder, 24, was born 8 January 1888 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Fred B. Snyder and Susan Pillsbury.
He was married to Nelle Stevenson and they were returning from their honeymoon when they boarded the Titanic at Southampton. Travelling as first class passengers, they occupied cabin B-45.
Some newspapers reported that a crewman had called out "Put in the brides and grooms first!" So Mr and Mrs Snyder edged forward along with Mr and Mrs Dickinson Bishop and Mr and Mrs Albert Dick. Mrs Snyder was quite frightened at how far below the water was, but she went in the lifeboat and her husband followed her in. They were both rescued in lifeboat7.
The Snyder's had three children, a daughter married Rowley Miller, a son John Jr. lives in Wayzata, Minnesota and a son Thomas S. Snyder died prior to 1983.
John P. Snyder died on July 22, 1959. An avid golfer, he suffered a massive heart attack while playing a round on Woodhill Golf Course in Orono Township, MN.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr John Pillsbury Snyder
Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
Buried: Lakewood Cemetery Minneapolis Minnesota United States
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