Fred Clarence Snow

Fred Clarence Snow, editor and proprietor of the
Journal News, at Spencerville, the leading newspaper of the southwestern
part of Allen County, was born May 8, 1858, at Paw Paw, Michigan, and is
a son of Montraville and Fannie Flavilia (Tanner) Snow.
      Mr. Snow comes of good old American stock.  His father was a
foundryman and manufacturer at Paw Paw, Michigan, for a number of years.
Both he and his wife are deceased.
      F. C. Snow was reared at Paw Paw and obtained his education in the
public schools.  After completing the common-school course, he entered
his father's foundry for a time, but as he did not like the business he
soon turned his attention to one more congenial, and entered a printing
office.  Mr. Snow came to Lima, Ohio, in 1882 were he worked for a time
at molding and then became foreman in the office of the Times Democrat.
In 1889  he started a job printing office at Lima, which he continued
until the spring of 1900, when he bought the Spencerville Journal.
Under Mr. Snow's management this newspaper has made rapid strides and is
now numbered with the leading papers of the county.
        On December 25, 1883, Mr. Snow was marred to Fannie Mumaugh, who
died June 13, 1903.  Seven children three sons and four daughters were
born to this marriage, of whom two sons and three daughters still
survive.  On May 15, 190, Mr. Snow was married to Mrs. Harriet V.
(Watkins) Arter, who is a daughter of Thomas J. Watkins, one of the
oldest Welsh settlers of Gomer, and the widow of a prominent physician
of Lima. Mrs. Snow is a lady of culture and accomplishments, and is a
prominent member of Spencerville's social circles. 
         Mr. Snow is well known in fraternal life, being a Mason, Knight
of Pythias and an Odd Fellow.  In 1905 he was master of Arcadia Lodge,
No. 306, F. & A. M.