Chester Allyn Snider was born August 9, 1860, on a
farm in Platte County, Missouri. His father was a Government
contractor, and took his family with him from Missouri to Colorado and
then to Montana, and back again to Missouri, locating in Kansas City
in 1870. The boy Chester went to the public school and to the
Central High School, and then entered Bethany College in West
Virginia. Returning home, he embarked in the cattle business,
helping to form the firm of Evans, Snider, Buell, in which he was for
many years vice-president and manager of the Kansas City office.
He is now treasurer of the company, and is also director in the
Fidelity Trust Company and in the Bolen-Darnall Coal Company. He
is rapidly closing up his business affairs, it being his intention to
spend some time in foreign travel.
Mr. Snider belongs to the Commercial Club,
the Kansas City Club, and the University Club.
He was married to Miss Lillian Hyatt in 1882,
and they had one daughter. Mrs. Snider died in 1883, and in 1888
he married Miss Olive Oglesby.
Few men have played a more prominent part in
the upbuilding of Kansas City than Mr. Snider, for he has been an
active figure in all public movements.