BORN: 16 January 1889 in Stockton, San Juaquin County, California
MOTHER: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pierce b: 04 May 1865 d: 04 Mar 1901
FATHER: William Henry Atkins b: 04 Sep 1864 d: 04 Jan 1949
MARRIED: Herbert "Roy" Leroy Snyder b: 17 Aug 1882 d: 30 Nov 1972
CHILDREN: Relvin Leroy Snyder b: 15 Feb 1907 d: 21 Nov 1994
Lloyd Burton Snyder b: 19 Nov 1909 d: 06 Mar 1980
Mona Elizabeth Snyder b: 24 Apr 1912 d: 24 May 1986
Glenn Hubert Snyder b: 13 Jul 1914 d: 06 Aug 1943
Merle Frank Snyder b: 24 Jul 1919
RESIDENCE: Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Stockton, CA; Livermore, CA; Hatch, NM
DIED: 11 January 1976
BURIED: Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Naomi's mother Lizzie Pierce died of complications of pneumonia when Naomi was very young. Her father, William later married Josephine Wiley. Naomi is his only child and there were no step-children.
Naomi and husband Roy lived in Los Angeles for a while where Roy was a candymaker:
"I think the candy factory in LA was the Curtis Candy
Factory. I don't
know if Curtis still makes candy or not, but their candy bars were quite
popular. I think the Ramona Candy Factory was in SF and was owned by
Roy's cousin. I don't know his name and I'm only sort of guessing about
the Ramona Factory. While working in LA he showed the workers there how
to re-do chocolates that they had ruined and when the foreman left the
head man came looking for Roy to take his place, but he had left a few
days before to go work for his cousin in SF." - Merle
After LA, the Snyders lived in San Francisco where Lloyd was born. They also lived in Hatch, New Mexico for a short time when Merle was one year old.
Naomi was a member of the The Woodcraft Lodge, which was
the women's offshoot of the Woodmen of the World (WOW) which her father, William Henry Atkins, or Roy may have been a member of. She also became a member of the Gold Star Mothers after her son Glenn was killed in action during WW2 in Italy, he served under General Patton. She was given a pin with a gold star on it to wear and a large gold star to put in the window.
Naomi's family lived in a house which her father William
Henry Atkins built on Ophir St. (now Airport Way) in Stockton, Ca. There is
a story that there was a large field next to the Snyders' homes and every
year a tribe of Gypsies camped there. Naomi gave them permission to draw water
from the Snyder well and became friends with the Gypsy Queen, who told the
tribe to respect the Snyder Family. There was a children's home built on the
field later on.
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