SNOW, (Rev.) CHARLES G., comes from New England stock. His grandfather, Eleazer Snow, of Bridgewater, Miss., served through the Revolutionary War under General Putnam. His father was Libeas Snow. Charles was born in Oswego County, N.Y., December 30, 1817. He came to Ohio when a young man; and to Scottville, Ill., in 1841. He taught school for a few years in Ohio, and after arriving in Illinois was engaged in that calling for a period of fifty-seven years - doubtless a longer time than any teacher in the State, if not in the nation. That honorable distinction was fitly recognized by the Illinois State Teachers' Association at their last session by complimentary mention and resolutions.
Mr. Snow's religious career began at Scottville, Ill., in 1843. In the same year he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Winchester, Ill., under the ministry of Revs. Norman Allyn and William H. Milburn. He was licensed to preach by Rev. Peter Cartwright, D.D., in 1854, was ordained Deacon by Bishop Edward R. Ames, and Elder by Bishop Levi Scott. Mr. Snow possessed excellent natural gifts, to which were added the advantage of fine mental discipline, and a large store of information from reading. He was frequently employed in pastoral work, in which he served with much acceptability and usefulness. He still, at the age of eighty-seven, possesses much physical and mental strength and activity.