“History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania”
Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885
R. A. SNODGRASS, physician and surgeon, Hartstown, was born in South Shenango Township, March 20, 1843, and is a son of JAMES M. and MARY A. (GAMBLE) SNODGRASS.His father was a native of this county, and his family contained four sons and two daughters: ELIZABETH P. (now MRS. J. McFEETERS), R. A. (our subject), REV. WILLIAM J. (pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex, Pa., married MATTIE HERRICK), EMELINE (now MRS. ROBERT ROYER), HENRY H. (married SELINA EDIBENRU), DR. DAVID J. (married LIDA TEMPLE and resides at West Middlesex, Pa.).Our subject was married, Sept. 5, 1867, to SENNIE, daughter of CHARLES ROOT, now of Nebraska, and who is the father of six children, of whom MRS. SNODGRASS is the youngest.The result of this union has been three children, of whom one EMMA survives.The Doctor received his early education in the schools of his native township; attended the Jamestown Academy, and commenced the study of material medica in 1864 at Buffalo Medical College, and graduated Feb.22, 1870.He practiced for four years with DR. W. J. GAMBLE, of Mosiertown, and in 1874 he came to Hartstown, where he has been engaged in the practice of his profession ever since.He has been School Director for 7 years, and is now Burgess of the village.He is a Republican.
“Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania”
Editor: John W. Jordan, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913
Pgs. 881, 882 SNODGRASS
DR. BRUCE SNODGRASS, of Beaver Falls, is the fourth generation of the old Scotch-Irish family in this country, whither the emigrant, WILLIAM SNODGRASS, came from county Donegal, Ireland, locating in Crawford County, Pa., where he followed the occupation of farmer.Here he married and here his son, JAMES M., grandfather of DR. BRUCE SNODGRASS, was born.
JAMES M. SNODGRASS was likewise an agriculturist and spent his entire life in the place of his birth.He married MARY A. GAMBLE, of Crawford County, Pa.Children of JAMES M. and MARY A. (GAMBLE) SNODGRASS: ROBERT A., WILLIAM J., of further mention; ELIZABETH, married JOHN McFEETERS; HUGH H.; DAVID; EMELINE, married ROBERT ROYER.
REV. WILLIAM J. SNODGRASS, eldest son of JAMES M. and MARY A. (GAMBLE) SNODGRASS, was born in Crawford County, Pa.He was educated for the ministry at Westminster, Monmouth, and Allegheny Theological seminaries, and was duly ordained as a minister of the United Presbyterian Church.He occupied the pastorate of the West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Church for more than 40 years. He died in 1911.He married MARTHA, daughter of ALBERT B. HERRICK.ALBERT B. HERRICK came to Pennsylvania from Connecticut, following the occupation of a farmer.He married MARY FORD, of Western Reserve, Ohio.Children of ALBERT and MARY (FORD) HERRICK: ETTE, married R. S. ARTMON; FLORA, married MADISON FERGUSON; JOSEPH; WILLIAM; ALBERT. All of his sons were engaged in the Civil War as soldiers of the Union army.Children of REV. WILLIAM J. and MARTHA (HERRICK) SNODGRASS: BOYD B.; BRUCE, of whom further; MARY, married ROLLA HERRICK; HUGH G.; J. PARR; RUTH, married REV. ROBERT YOURD, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, of Erie, Pa.
DR.BRUCE SNODGRASS, son of REV. WILLIAM J. and MARTHA (HERRICK) SNODGRASS, was born in West Middlesex, Mercer County, Pa., July 16, 1873.He was educated for the profession he now follows, attending the public schools of West Middlesex, Westminster College, at New Wilmington, Pa., Starling Medical College, of Columbus, Ohio, and finally the medical department of the University of St. Louis, whence he was graduated M. D. in 1896.His first six years of active practice were spent in Ohio, his first appearance in Beaver County being in 1904.His office is situated in Beaver Falls and during the nine years of his residence he has both build up a large practice and established himself as one of the leading physicians of the county.He is prominently connected with the County, State and America Medical societies.He holds membership and is an elder of the United Presbyterian Church.DR. SNODGRASS married, IN 1897, EVA MAY, daughter of GEORGE and ANNA FOGLE, of Sharon, Pa.Children: CATHERINE, BRUCE De WITTE, STEWART R.