Trafalgar Township Historical Society

“Recognizing, documenting, educating and celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of North Oakville,Trafalgar Township”

Trafalgar Township’s G. A. Snider

Trafalgar Township Historical Society hosted Howard Simkover’s November presentation on G. A. Snider, The G. A. Snider presentation was a result of Howard’s interest in genealogy and local history.

In 2010, a building on Bank St., Ottawa, was removed opening a space between buildings that revealed a sign (G.A. Snider, Photographer) painted on the side of a 3-story, red-brick building at the northwest corner of Bank and Slater. The sign launched Howard’s 4 year project to learn more about this largely unknown 19th Century Ottawa photographer.

Howard became intrigued with this sign. Who was G.A Snider? What brought him to Ottawa Howard became intrigued with this sign. Who was G.A Snider? What brought him to Ottawa and when? Where did he live? Did he marry and have children? What has happened to his descendants?

George Albert Snider was born in 1856 in Trafalgar Township. A few years later, he moved with his parents to Brantford, where, as a teenager, he developed an interest in photography. He moved to Montreal in 1875 and opened a photographic studio. He died in Montreal in 1940.

More details of Howard’s talk are available in the next Member’s Newsletter.

Open Archives

Trafalgar Township Historical Society hosts their Open Archives at the heritage Palermo Schoolhouse. Check the calendar below for the next scheduled day.

Meet our archivist, search our archives, research township family history or just come to reminisce. You’ll never know who will show up with a fascinating new piece of local history.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
5
Tue
3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Apr 5 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 4 2023 @ 4:30 pm
 
Jun
7
Tue
7:00 pm Guest Speaker (June 2022) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Guest Speaker (June 2022) @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Richard Collins will present “Coming and Going in Trafalgar Township”, a slide show on marine, rail and road transportation in Trafalgar Township.
Jun
17
Fri
1:30 pm Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Open Archives @ Palermo School House
Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
We host our Open Archives at the Palermo School House. We invite you to meet our archivist, explore our archives, research your Trafalgar Township ancestors, or just reminisce. In accordance[...]
3:30 pm TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
TTHS Board Meeting @ Palermo Schoolhouse
Jun 17 2022 @ 3:30 pm – Jun 16 2023 @ 4:30 pm