Wylie Snow is a prosperous young attorney of Mangum, located here since January, 1913, when he engaged in general law practice. Though his stay here has been brief thus far, indications are that he is well on the way to success in his profession. He is a native Missourian, born in Davis County, that state, on July 26, 1884, and is a son of C. S. Snow, who was born in the vicinity of Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1856, and who now lives on a farm near Blair, Oklahoma.
When a young man C. S. Snow moved from Virginia to Davis County, Missouri, and there engaged in the merchandise business. He continued thus occupied until 1886, when he went to Fort Worth, Texas, and there again took up merchandising. In 1889 he went to Vernon, Texas, where he had a cattle ranch, and in 1905 he disposed of the place and went to Haskell, Texas, where he was associated with his son, Wylie, in the real estate business. He came to Blair, Oklahoma, and settled on a farm there, where he has since continued. He is a deacon in the Christian Church of which he has long been a member, and is a member of the Woodmen of the World. His political affiliations are with the democratic party.
Mr. Snow married Lillias McLeod, who was born in mid-ocean, while her parents were en route from Australia to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1859. They have six children. Wylie Snow of this review is the eldest. Walter is a merchant in Blair, Oklahoma. Juanita is a teacher in Clinton, Oklahoma. Gladys is engaged in the teaching profession in Devol, Oklahoma. Robert Stillman is on the farm with his father, and Helen attends the Mangum High School, making her home with her brother Wylie.
In Vernon, Texas, Wylie attended the public schools, and he was graduated from the high school in that place in 1904. In that year he engaged in the real estate business in Haskell, Texas, being associated with his father in that enterprise, and was so occupied for three years. In 1907 he withdrew from that field and came to Grier County, establishing a general merchandise store at Jester, Oklahoma, which he conducted for a year. Mr. Snow had made up his mind by that time that he wanted to study law, and he accordingly enrolled in Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, and was graduated from the law department with the class of 1910, the degree of LL. B. being awarded to him at that time. He began the practice of his profession in Blair in 1910 and in January, 1913, came to Mangum, where he has since conducted a thriving general practice. He maintains offices in the Hawkins Building, suite 5.
While at Blair Mr. Snow served as city attorney, and is now filling the office of justice of the peace. He is a democrat, and a member of the Christian Church of Mangum, serving the church on its board of deacons, and being assistant superintendent of the Sunday school. His fraternal memberships are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Mangum Lodge No. 208, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Mangum Lodge No. 1169. and he has membership in the Grier County Bar Association^
On September 1, 1913, Mr. Snow was married to Miss Lena Cardwell, in Granite, Oklahoma. She is a daughter of W. E. Cardwell, now living in Granite, and connected with the Oklahoma State Reformatory. Mr. and Mrs. Snow have one child, Joy LaVerne, born June 20, 1915.
The Snow family comes of sturdy German ancestry, the first of the name to settle on American shores having come soon after the Revolution. They made their first home in Massachusetts, and a branch of the family moved to Virginia. It was this line from which the subject and his family come, while another branch has won a creditable place for itself in eastern states.