The following photo
was sumitted by Lucille Morton, who is a descendant of Dunbar /Fitzsimmons
through Leander Dunbar. Leander was the son of Boyd Dunbar and Catherine
Fitzsimmons, Boyd's first wife and sister of Rachel. She sent
some other photos of her line which I have added to the appropriate section
of the family report.
of Leander Dunbar
Generation No. 1
1. Leander3 Dunbar (Boyd2,
Robert1) was born January 14, 1834, and died November 29, 1903.
He married Sarah Miller, daughter of Reuben Miller and Elizabeth
Tom. She was born April 09, 1838, and died August 07, 1904.
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More About Sarah
Children of Leander
Dunbar and Sarah Miller are:
2 i. Julius E.4
Dunbar, born 1858; died 1910.
3 ii. Emma
Jane Dunbar, born April 27, 1860 in Fulton County, Ohio; died January 19,
1932 in Fulton County, Ohio. She married William Johnson August 01,
1875; born March 12, 1853 in Fulton County, Ohio; died May 17, 1943 in
Fulton County, Ohio.
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Johnson and Emma Dunbar:
4 iii. Eugene
5 iv. Charles
B. Dunbar, born 1867; died 1952.
7 vi. John
Dunbar, born 1871; died 1945.
He married Jennie; born 1868; died 1947.
More About John Dunbar:
More About Jennie:
Emma and Charles Dunbar
Generation No. 2
2. Julius E.4 Dunbar (Leander3, Boyd2,
Robert1) was born 1858, and died 1910. He married Elizabeth
Evans. She was born 1857, and died 1936.
More About Julius
Burial: Raker Cem.,
Swancreek twp Fulton Co. OH
Children of Julius
Dunbar and Elizabeth Evans are:
Harl L.5 Dunbar, born October 16, 1876 in near Delta,
died February 23, 1936 in Wauseon, OH.
9 ii. Roscoe
5. Charles B.4 Dunbar (Leander3, Boyd2,
Robert1) was born 1867, and died 1952. He married Frances
Eliza Dickson, daughter of James Dickson and Sarah Baxter.
She was born March 26, 1869, and died 1951.
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Children of Charles
Dunbar and Frances Dickson are:
10 i. Clarence
J.5 Dunbar, born August 22, 1887;
died February 15, 1935 in Winameg, OH.
11 ii. Kate Belle
Dunbar, born 1890; died 1970 in Fulton Co. OH.
She married Benjamin F. Ramseyer September 25, 1913
in Fulton Co. OH; born 1876; died 1959 in Fulton Co. OH.
More About Kate Belle
Cemetery, Dover Twp. Fulton Co., OH
More About Benjamin
Cemetery, Dover Twp. Fulton Co., OH
More About Benjamin
Ramseyer and Kate Dunbar:
25, 1913, Fulton Co. OH
12 iii. Bessie June Dunbar.
13 iv. Lena May Dunbar.
She married Verne Sindel.
14 v. William
6. Luella4 Dunbar
Robert1) She married William Herrick Snyder June
22, 1887, son of William Snyder and Angenette Herrick.
He was born 1860, and died 1937.
DUNBAR and William Herrick Snyder
Believed to be a
Dunbar, & Wm.
Herrick Snyder Jr. of Fulton
Co. OH. Married in 1887, and
moved to Gladwin Co. MI.
Children are: Leon, Lula,
Freda, Blanche, Ralph, Ada,
Irma & Clifford. Picture of
daughter on this
Notes for William
In the fall of 1887
William H. Snyder and his brother Andrew mad the journey from Fulton Co.
OH to Gladwin Co., MI in a covered wagon. He bought 80 acres on wild land
that is now called the Tobacco River. He built a cabin there and lived
with Luella for over fifty years. They are both intered in Old Dale Cemetery
in Beaverton, MI. William H. Snyder was Tobacco Township Supervisor, and
helped to build the stone church at Dale, MI, that still serves the community
Anniversary Celebrated By Tobacco Twp. Pioneers
Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Snyder celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Sunday at their
home in Tobacco township with a family reunion. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder are
pioneers of Tobacco township, having located there in 1887. Their
first home was a log cabin built from which they cut from the forests which
covered the location which they chose for their home. Their early experiences
were many and varied.
wild animals on their new farm, floated their logs down the river to mill,
drove oxen over swampy trails from sun-up to sun-down for their supplies
from the nearest towns, and raised eight children, all present at the family
reunion. His eldest son, W. L. Snyder, and wife joined the festivities
by celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary. The following people
were present: Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Whitton and daughter, Lyons, Ohio; Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Snyder, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dundas and family, Royal
Oak, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bracy and family, Ferndale, Mich.; Mr. and
Mrs. C. V. Morton and family, Lansing, Mich.; Mr. and Mr. R. W. Snyder
and daughter, Mr. Pleasant, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Albright and family,
Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Smith and family, Beaverton, Mich.; C.
C. Snyder, Beaverton, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Snyder and sons,
Clarence, Hobart and Theodore, Beaverton, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Snyder,
Sand Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Snyder and family, Lyons, Ohio; Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Dunbar, Delta, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar, Morenci,
Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dunbar, Sand Creek, Mich.; Mrs. William
Funk, Ferndale, Mich.; Miss Elizabeth Snyder, Saginaw, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Perkins and daughter, Flint, (left out of article) Mich.; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Jones and family, Sand Creek, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Waldron
and Family, Lyons, Ohio;
Adams, Lansing, Mich.; Miss Dorothy Hoover, Ferndale, Mich.; and Everett
French, Beaverton. Neighborhood friends called in the afternoon to
convey their congratulations. They received many lovely and useful gifts.
Lucille Linda Morton who is the great great granddaughter of William Herrick
Snyder and wife Luella Dunbar Snyder. Unknown newspaper article: But I
assume it is from a Gladwin County Record based in Gladwin, Michigan ,
and I will need to verify the date, and page of the source. This article
was found among Blanche E. Snyder-Morton and her husbands belongings. Blanche
is the daughter of William and Luella Snyder. Blanche is the paternal grandmother
of Lucille Linda Morton.
to Wm. H. Snyder
in mid-September. A chilling northwest wind gave unerring notice of approaching
autumn. A clear sky, save for a seat red flock of fleecy clouds riding
in unison far above this world of joy and sorrow.
This it was
as the good folk of the surrounding communities were assembling at the
little stone church in Dale, a village located in one of the finest farming
sections in Gladwin County. Here you and old were gathering, all for one
purpose, that of paying honor and respect for a pioneer whom death had
called. A pioneer indeed, for who present could recall when he had not
been among them. The sun, hidden for the moment, comes forth in all its
brightness. The organ sends forth its slalom voice, the various groups
take their respective places and the last rites are held for William H.
was born in Fulton County August 26th, 1860, and died September 14, 1937.
He was the son of Wm. Snyder who served on the side of the Union in the
Civil War. His mother, before her marriage was Angenette Herrick, a teacher
in the public schools. In the vicinity of his birthplace Mr. Snyder grew
to manhood, met and married Christina Smith, who one-year later death called.
On June 22, 1887, he was united in marriage with Luella Dunbar. In the
fall of Ď87, with his brother, they made the journey from Fulton county
to Gladwin in a covered wagon. Here he purchased the farm on which he had
Always a farmer,
and as such, Mr. Snyder took his work seriously and the homestead that
bear his name stands as evidence of many years of earnest toil. He took
an active part in local government affairs, serving his township as supervisor
and other offices of trust. He was a man of fine character. His distaste
for sham and the false and his admiration for honesty and the better things
of life stamped him as a man among men. The writer, as he gathers
these notes from many fine tributes spoken in honor of the deceased, is
impelled to include the following line by Kramer:
day died with a food of crimson flame
bathed hills in beauty richly rare,
all the world bowed down and, I, too came
stand in wonder and to worship there.
then a small voice seemed to question me,
death shall come and I must gladly go,
there be one to love my memory?
Lord, shall I, too, leave an after glow?
Lucille Linda Morton, great great granddaughter of William Herrick Snyder.
This was found among Blanche E. Snyder-Mortonís belongs. She is the daughter
of William Herrick Snyder. No mention of whom wrote this, but this was
posted in the Gladwin County Record.
More About William
Snyder and Luella Dunbar:
Marriage: June 22,
Children of Luella
Dunbar and William Snyder are:
15 i. Leon5
Snyder, born 1889. He married Estella ??.
Notes for Estella
16 ii. Lula Snyder,
born 1891. She married James Gordon Dundas October 27, 1915 in Gladwin
County, MI, (Gladwin county in Book 15-073 page 2-117).
Notes for Lula Snyder:
Lula was also a
school teacher in 1914 at Hunter School District No. 3, Tobacco Township,
Gladwin County, MI in Beaverton. She is listed on school memory book as
Lula M. Snyder-Teacher.
More About James
Dundas and Lula Snyder:
27, 1915, Gladwin County, MI, (Gladwin county in Book 15-073 page 2-117)
17 iii. Freda Snyder, born
1893. She married Floyd Bracy.
18 iv. Blanche Estell
Snyder, born July 10, 1895.
19 v. Ralph
Snyder, born 1897. He married Marie Jean Ladd.
20 vi. Ada Snyder,
21 vii. Erma Snyder, born
1902. She married husband August 07, 1921
in Gladwin Co., MI.
More About husband
and Erma Snyder:
07, 1921, Gladwin Co., MI
22 viii. Clifford Snyder, born
1905. He married Iva ??.
Notes for Iva ??:
The Family of Wm.H.
Gladwin Co. MI. They were
married in 1887, & moved to
Gladwin Co. Tobacco Twp.
People in photo
Name: Freda Snyder - Back Left
Name: Leon Snyder - Center Back Right
Name: William Herrick
Snyder Jr-. Middle Left Row w/baby on lap
Name: Lula Snyder-
Middle Row Center
Name: Luella Dunbar-Snyder-
Middle Row Left End
Name: Ralph Snyder-
Front Row Left-Toddler on fathers lap
Name: Blanche Estell Snyder- Front Row Center
Name: Ada Snyder- Front Row Right-Baby on mothers lap
Generation No. 3
8. Harl L.5 Dunbar (Julius E.4, Leander3,
Boyd2, Robert1) was born October 16, 1876 in near
Delta, OH, and died February 23, 1936 in Wauseon, OH. He married
(1) Nora Smith 1896. She died 1903. He married (2)
Pearl Andrews Metzger June 1908.
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and Nora Smith:
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and Pearl Metzger:
Marriage: June 1908
Child of Harl Dunbar
and Nora Smith is:
23 i. Leil6
Children of Harl
Dunbar and Pearl Metzger are:
24 i. Olin6
25 ii. Marvel Dunbar.
10. Clarence J.5 Dunbar (Charles B.4,
Leander3, Boyd2, Robert1) was born August
22, 1887, and died February 15, 1935 in Winameg, OH. He married Marie
Lasalle. She was born 1895, and died 1951.
More About Clarence
More About Marie
Children of Clarence
Dunbar and Marie Lasalle are:
26 i. Doris6
27 ii. Lois Dunbar.
28 iii. Frances Dunbar.
18. Blanche Estell5 Snyder (Luella4
Dunbar, Leander3, Boyd2, Robert1) was
born July 10, 1895. She married Clarence Victor Morton September
02, 1914 in Gladwin County, MI (records in book 14-054 on page 2-109).
Notes for Clarence
Morton was born in Clare County MI in the township of Hamilton listed as
the city of Harrison. He is buried in Old Dale Cemetery in Beaverton, MI
in Gladwin County. Along side his wife Blanche E. Snyder-Morton, and infant
that whose headstone is dated 1915 as Baby Morton.
Clarence Victor Morton's
Morton born in Sterling, Ontario
born in Harold, Ontario
More About Clarence
Morton and Blanche Snyder:
02, 1914, Gladwin County, MI (records in book 14-054 on page 2-109)
Children of Blanche
Snyder and Clarence Morton are:
29 i. Donald
C.6 Morton, born January 1917. He married Bette Adams.
30 ii. William "Bill"
Harrick Morton, born December 10, 1920 in Gladwin, MI..
Generation No. 4
30. William "Bill" Harrick6 Morton (Blanche Estell5
Luella4 Dunbar, Leander3, Boyd2, Robert1)
was born December 10, 1920 in Gladwin, MI..
Child of William
"Bill" Harrick Morton is:
31 i. Lucille