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MEN OF CANADA

REV. DAVID W.M. SNIDER, pastor
of King Street
Methodist Church, Inger-
soll, Out., was born play
20th, 1859, in the township
of Burford, Brant County.
His father was the late
Samuel Snider, who was for
many years the assessor of
the city of Brantford, and
well and favorably known
in that city both in church
and n.unicipal matters. Mr.
Snider was educated at the
public schools of Paris and
Brantford, Brantford Col-
legiate Institute and Victoria
College, Cobourg. Realz-
ing his call to the Gospel
ministry early in life, he
engaged in v ario,is avoca-
tions to procure the neces-
sary fuiids for his educa-
tion. He was made a local
preacher in the year 1878
by the Wellington Street
Methodist Church Quarter-
ly Board, Brantford. He
afterwards preached under
a chairman for two years,

and, in 188o, was re-

ceived on probation in the London Conference. Before ordination he travelled the following circuits : S- ithville, Ridgeway, F'onthill and Paris, and spent two years at College. He was ordained in the year 1884 at the last session of t':e London Conference of the 1\Iethodist Church of Canada, held at Guelph. Since ordination he has served the following churches: Zion Tabernacle Hamilton, blerritton, and his present charge at King Street Church, Ingersoll. While at Alerritton he built a beautiful new church and united two congregations that had worshipped previously at either end of

the tmvii. While at Hamilton the membership of the church doubled. His church at Ingersoll is one of the most beautiful in the Niagara Corr feres.ce, and has been honored -,vith some of the leading ministers of Methodis_n, including Rev. E. H. Deg;part, D.D., and the late Rev. W. W. Ross. AIr. Snider is an able preacher aid a firm believer in systematic Christian giving, and an opposer of all methods of raising money for church purposes other than direct giving. He was married on the 1701 March, 1885, to Miss Lily, daughter of Samuel Harvey, of Hamilton.

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