SNAVELY, JOHN H., D. D. S., and notary public, Steelton, was born at Newville, Cumberland county, Pa., February 19, 1855; son of John and Susan (Gist) Snavely. When nine years of age he removed with his parents to Hockersville, and subsequently to Hummelstown, where he received his education in the public schools. He then entered the office of the superintendent of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company at Columbia, as telegrapher, where he remained two years. In the early part of 1870 he began the study of dentistry with Dr. S. Mathews, of Steelton, with whom he subsequently became a partner in his business and has been engaged in the practice of his profession at Steelton for twenty years. Dr. Snavely was married, at Steelton, February 14, 1892, to Miss Ella M. Dunkle, daughter of Josiah A. and Mary Dunkle, of Steelton. They have six children: the first born died in infancy, Bertha B., Nettie E., Lottie M., Herman J., and Ruth B. For five years Dr. Snavely occupied the office of justice of the peace and acceptably performed its duties, and in 1890 was appointed notary public, which office he still holds. In connection with his profession Dr. Snavely conducted a general store in Steelton for four years, and also carries on a general real estate business. He is also the agent of all the Trans-Atlantic steamship companies.
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