Marcia Louise Snyder was born May 13, 1907 in Michigan. Her father, Charles Reuben Snyder, was born in 1868 Michigan. Her mother, Louise Patrick Underwood, was born in 1870 in Indiana. Her parents married in 1906. They had two children, Marcia Louise Snyder (b.1907), and her younger brother, David Underwood Snyder (b.1910). The family lived at 1007 South West Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The father was a salesman at a shoe store. The father's widowed sister, Mrs. Pauline Hande (b.1870), also lived with them. She was the proprietor of a Tea Room Restaurant.
In 1920 the entire family lived together at the same address in Kalamazoo. The children attended public school and the father had become a sales agent of accident insurance.
In 1922 the family moved to 121 West Lovell Street in Kalamazoo.
In 1924 the Kalamazoo Business Directory listed Marcia L. Snyder at a "student" living at her parent's home. She was age seventeen.
In 1925 she graduated from high school in Kalamazoo.
In 1930 the U.S. Census listed Marcia Snyder in New York City at 315 West 4th Street, on the corner with Bank Street in Greenwich Village. She shared the apartment with two roommates, who were also both the same age and from out-of-town. One was employed as a saleswoman and the other was a bank clerk.
In 1936 her mother, Louise Patrick Underwood Snyder, died at the age of sixty-six in Kalamazoo.
On 1938 Marcia L. Snyder was listed in the NYC Telephone Directory at 141 East 45th Street. Her residence was an apartment building that had formerly been a private four-story brick townhouse.
On January 11, 1943 her father, Charles Snyder, died at the age of seventy-two in Kalamazoo.
In the Summer of 1944 Marcia L. Snyder left her apartment at 141 East 45th Street and moved back downtown to Greenwich Village.
In the Winter of 1946 the New York City Business Directory listed Marcia Snyder as a "Commercial Artist" at 64 West 9th Street, a five-story townhouse apartment building near Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village.
In the hot summer months of the post-war years Marcia Snyder rented a cool summer residence at The Mill House Inn, located at 31 North Main Street in East Hampton, NY, on Long Island. She was visited by her younger brother, David Underwood Snyder. Local newspapers referred to her as a "syndicated artist of New York City."
In 1953 her brother, David Underwood Snyder was a public relations counsel for the American Nurses Association.
In 1960 Marcia L. Snyder was still listed at her apartment at 64 West 9th Street.
During the 1960's she retired from commercial illustration and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She never married and had no children.
Marcia Snyder died at the age of sixty-eight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 27, 1976.
© David Saunders 2015