William Ellsworth Snyder
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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Born at South Bethelem, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1883, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Chief Electrician aboard the USS Birmingham on September 8, 1910.

He died on December 30, 1944 and was buried in Section 10 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Lillian B. Snyder (1881-1962), is buried with him.


SNYDER, WILLIAM E.

Rank and organization: Chief Electrician, U.S. Navy. Born: 24 February 1883, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 58, 2 March 1910. 

Citation:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Birmingham, for extraordinary heroism, rescuing G.H. Kephart seaman, from drowning at Hampton Roads, Va., 4 January 1910.


SNYDER, WILLIAM ELLSWORTH
LT COMM USN RET AD
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 12/30/1944
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/04/1945
BURIED AT: SECTION 10  SITE 10636
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SNYDER, LILLIAN B WIDOW OF WILLIAM ELLSWORTH
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/17/1891
DATE OF DEATH: 03/20/1962
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/24/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 10  SITE 10636 WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF WE SNYDER - LTCDR USN


William E. Snyder Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins


Posted: October 1, 2000 - Updated: 28 September 2003 - 18 September 2004 Updated: 4 December 2004  Upedated: 31 August 2005
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WE Snyder Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 2 December 2004