|JOHN T. SNOW.|
John T. Snow, president of the State Bank of Torrington, is one of the progressive business men of Goshen county, watchful of all opportunities pointing to success, while at the same time his activities measure up to high standards and constitute an element in the business progress of the community with which he is connected. He was born in Kentucky on December 27. 1852, a son of William and Mildred L. (Penick) Snow. The father has departed this life but the mother is still living and makes her home in Torrington at the advanced age of eighty-three years. Mr. Snow was a soldier of the Civil war and died of pneumonia while a member of the army.
John T. Snow acquired his education in the schools of Texas, the family having removed there in 1859. In early life he engaged to some extent in farming and also rode the range in herding cattle on the Texas plains. His residence in Wyoming dates from 1872, at which time he became connected with the Creighton outfit and engaged in herding cattle with that outfit until 1878. when he entered the employ of the firm of Pratt & Ferris, also well known cattle people in Wyoming in pioneer times. He continued with that firm until the fall of 1883 and in the meantime carefully saved his earnings until his industry and economy had brought him sufficient capital to enable him to engage in business on his own account. He opened a general merchandise store at Hartville but sold out the business in 1884. He then located on Cottonwood, north of Fort ,Laramie, where he engaged in the live stock business, there remaining until the spring of 1889. At that date he became a resident of Rawhide and he still owns his ranch there. He remained thereon until 1907, during which time he engaged in the live stock business and to some extent in farming. In the year designated he removed to Torrington, having sold his stock and leased the ranch. He is now practically living retired, although he is prominently connected with the financial interests of the town as president of the State Bank.
On the 20th of December, 1882, Mr. Snow was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McGinnis and they are well known socially in Torrington and throughout this section of the state. Mrs. Snow is a member of the Oregon Trail Commission, is president of the Red Cross organization of Goshen county and is very prominent socially. Mr. Snow is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and he gives his political allegiance to the democratic party. He is interested in all that pertains to the welfare and progress of the community, county and commonwealth and his cooperation can always be counted upon to further any plan or measure for the general good. Those who know him, and he has a wide acquaintance, esteem him highly. His business course has been marked by steady advancement and it has been through his earnest effort and persistency of purpose that he has worked his way upward, reaching a financial position that renders him largely independent of business activity as a source of income.