S.S. No.4, Snider's School, Trafalgar Township
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- First, a close-up photograph of the old one-room schoolhouse, S.S. #4, Trafalgar Township just before it was torn down for the widening of the road in 2010. Part of the old circle up near the peak of the roof above the front door can be seen, with the hand lettering showing "SECTION" which was part of the "School Section" number.
The second image is a full view of the old school front, taken at the same time.
Snider's Corners had a school from early settlement days. This was the newer school building which had its official opening on November 29, 1956. It was demolished in 2010 after being used as a residence for many years, with an internal second floor as you can see from the windows in this photograph.
- Links in this record point to an article in the Trafalgar Township Historical Society Newsletter which has a photograph of the school in its heyday. You can clearly see the bell on the roof and the lovely big windows that provided good light inside the building.
In 1808, Hannah Young was given the patent for all 200 acres of Lot 6, Con. 2 NDS, old survey. Michael Snider bought all in 1810. This property is at Ninth Line and Burnhamthorpe and from the first land grant in 1808 to 1974 has been known as Snider's Corners, Trafalgar Township.
In 1974 the area east of 9th Line became part of Mississauga. Thus, Heritage Mississauga has an excellent write-up on Snider's Corners, linked here for your information.
Burnhamthorpe Road was opened around 1850, running east/west between Concession 1 and Concession 2 NDS. The north/south roads of Trafalgar Township between Dundas Street and Lake Ontario were opened early in the 1800s. Trafalgar Road or Seventh Line was one of the first to go north of Dundas (opened by 1830) to allow settlers above Lower Baseline access to Lake Ontario and its harbours.
A new study of the Snider family in America has been prepared by Mr. Howard J. Simkover in 2015. Mr. Simkover invites interested people to read and download his documented, authoritative history which he has openly placed in Google Drive, linked here. The history is so large it is in two parts.
Mr. Simkover started his research because of an old painted sign reading, "GA Snider Photographer" on a building in Ottawa, Ontario near Bank and Slater Streets. Wondering about this 120 year old sign lead him to research and share this incredible family history.
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Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton