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Shepard W. Snow
 Shepard W. Snow, 1839-

From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.


SHEPARD W. SNOW, a prominent business man of Dorchester, is a member of the well-known firm of Snow Brothers, retail grocers. He was born in North Bridgewater, now Brockton, May 2, 1839, a son of Martin and Anna (Wilbur) Snow, of whom a more extended notice may be found in connection with the sketch of Edmund F. Snow on another page of this volume.

After completing his early education in the public schools of North Bridgewater, Shepard W. Snow, then a youth of seventeen years, came to Dorchester, where he served an apprenticeship of three and a half years to his brother-in-law, Warren Holmes, a cabinet-maker. After becoming a proficient workman, he followed his trade for twelve years as a journeyman, working in Dorchester and at North Bridgewater. On October 10, 1874, he went to Groton, Mass., to accept a position as clerk in a retail grocery store. He remained there until the following year, and then went to Boston, where he was similarly employed for three years. In 1878 he formed a partnership with his brother under the firm name of Snow Brothers, and they carried on a substantial grocery business for eighteen years at their original location on the corner of Beach and South Streets, Boston. During that time they established two branch stores in Dorchester, one on the corner of Park and Adams Streets and one at the corner of Norfolk and Edson Streets, besides one in Dedham. By their upright dealings and fair business methods they have built up a thriving trade in Dorchester and Dedham, and since 1897 have devoted their entire attention to the management of their three stores in those places, having discontinued their store in Boston.

On December 31, 1863, Mr. Snow was united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Browne, of Mansfield, Mass,., a daughter of Daniel E. and Chloe (Pratt) Browne. Fraternally, Mr. Snow is a member of the Chicatawba Club, of Dorchester.

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