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About John Pillsbury Snyder
- Name: Mr John Pillsbury Snyder
- Born: Sunday 8th January 1888
- Age: 24 years
- Last Residence: in Minneapolis Minnesota United States
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 21228 , £82 5s 4d
- Cabin No.: B45
- Rescued (boat 7)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Wednesday 22nd July 1959
- Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
- Buried: Lakewood Cemetery Minneapolis Minnesota United States
John Pillsbury Snyder Gravestone 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.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mrs Nelle Snyder References and Sources Minneapolis Morning Tribune, July 24, 1959, Death Notice Minnesota Department of Health Certificate of Death
Credits Phillip Gowan, USA Related Articles and Documents
JOHN PILLSBURY SNYDER GRAVESTONE 1976 LETTER FROM MRS. SNYDER ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE ON TITANIC Chicago Daily Journal (1912) THE HERO'S CHOICE—THE PLUNGE OF THE TITANIC WITH THOSE WHO STAYED BEHIND St. Paul Pioneer Press (1959) JOHN P. SNYDER, 71, DIES ON GOLF COURSE Daily Mail (2011) TITANIC PICTURES FROM 1912: POIGNANT PHOTOS FROM THE AFTERMATH