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Orville A. Snedeker
April 29, 1892, newspaper clipping.
Here He Is! Jersey County’s Candidate for Minority Representative, 37th District
Orville A. Snedeker was born June 11, 1848, in Jersey county; attended the neighboring schools in the country in the winter, working on the farm in the summer, until he was sixteen years old, when he attended Shurtliff College, Upper Alton, for two years; then took up the reading of law in Chicago, remaining there two years; then returned to Jersey county and went to work on his father’s farm and nursery just east of the city during the summer, spending his time in the winter in the law office of Judge R. A. King. In the spring of 1871 he was licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois, and opened a law, real estate and insurance office in Jerseyville. He was married to Miss Emma L. Dalzell, of Philadelphia, in 1873. As a result of this union they have two sons living – Isaac and Samuel F. In 1883 he bought a large farm in Macoupin county, Illinois, to which he devotes much of his time, care and management. He is Vice President of the great Jersey County Fair, and one of the officers and active members of the Alton Southern Horticultural Society. He has been selected by the Republicans of Jersey county as their candidate before the Senatorial Convention to convene at Carrollton, Mary 10th, and Mother Greene and Sister Scott counties will make no mistake in joining hands with us and making it unanimous, and all hurrah for Snedeker.
Contributed by Marty Crull and his volunteers.