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.