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W. M. Snyder

Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, May 27, 1885.
                                                              Stock Notes.
The Cowley County Cattle Co., with a capital of $150,000, is the latest addition to our moneyed interests. The officers of the company are Wm. J. Hodges, President; R. A. Houghton, Vice President; Geo. Kirkpatrick, Treasurer; Wm. M. Snyder, Secretary and General Manager. The present Board of Directors are R. A. Houghton, Wm. M. Snyder, Geo. Kirkpatrick, A. C. Wright, and Wm. J. Hodges. The P. O. Address of the company is Arkansas City, with ranch and range on the Nez Perce Reservation, Indian Territory.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 13, 1885.
                                            Arkansas City Live Stock Exchange.
An organization was effected at the real estate office of Snyder & Hutchison to be known as the Arkansas City Live Stock Exchange. The company was formed for the purpose of buying and selling all kinds of live stock on commission, where can be found on file all the leading live stock journals of the east, west, and south. It is intended to make the office of this company the headquarters of stock men when in this city. All parties, having stock in the territory for sale, will place a list on file in this office and any parties at home or from abroad wishing to purchase horses and cattle can always find what they want by consulting this list. This is a want long felt by our stock men and will be greatly appreciated by them. The officers are W. J. Hodges, of Ponca, Indian Territory, president; W. M. Snyder, of Nez Perces, Indian Territory, treasurer; and N. T. Snyder, secretary. All communications should be addressed to the secretary at Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, July 4, 1885.
As per announcement in REPUBLICAN, those interested in the stock trade met in room No. 3 in the Hasie Block last Saturday for the purpose of organizing a live stock exchange. W. M. Snyder was chosen chairman and Frederic Lockley, secretary. After considerable discussion of the benefits of a stock exchange by those present, a motion was made and adopted to appoint a committee on organization and the Chair appointed Geo. E. Hasie, H. P. Farrar, and N. T. Snyder. Amos Walton, Maj. M. S. Hasie, and T. L. Hill were selected as a committee on constitution and by-laws. N. T. Snyder, W. M. Snyder, and Pink Fouts were chosen as a committee on the furnishing of the room. No other business coming before the meeting, it adjourned until Saturday.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 22, 1885.
Farmers and Stock Men! If you have any stock cattle, horses, or fat stock of any kind for sale, leave a list of the same with N. T. Snyder, secretary of the Arkansas City Live Stock exchange. We do a general commission business, and if you place description of your stock on our books, it will be sure to sell, or if you are wanting to buy, call on us. Office at present with Snyder & Hutchison.
Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.

Wm. Snyder went to Winfield Monday morning. He met with quite an accident. Just before crossing the river near the Tunnel Mills, and in going down the hill, the neck-yoke broke and the horses broke loose, throwing Mr. Snyder out of the buggy, cutting his face, and bruising him up considerably. Mrs. Snyder remained in the buggy and was not hurt. The buggy was badly mashed up. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder can congratulate themselves in getting off so luckily.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 9, 1885.
W. M. Snyder came up from his ranch on Friday.
Arkansas City Republican, January 23, 1886.
The Cowley County Cattle Company held their annual meeting last Monday evening in Judge Pyburn’s office and elected the following officers. President, W. J. Hodges; vice president, W. M. Snyder; secretary, R. A. Houghton; treasurer, W. M. Snyder, and manager,
G. L. Kirkpatrick.


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