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Phoebe Snyder Carr is the answer for Week 456 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.
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Tuesday: Born in West Virginia
Wednesday: Was the second child
Thursday: Came to Clearwater County in 1892.
Friday: From a prominent family
Saturday: Was a character from prohibtion times
Monday: Was one of the pioneer women that helped settle the area
Tuesday: Homesteaded with her husband and children
Wednesday: Passed away in 1946
Thursday: Her still was made by a man called 'Daddy Iron'.
Friday: Related to Snyders
Saturday: Buried in Cook Cemetery
Monday: Her activities made her secretive.
Phoebe Carr was born in Harmon, WV Nov. 7, 1865 to Sampson and Elizabeth Snyder. She married Adam Daniel Carr in Aug. 28, 1881 and they came to Idaho in 1892 and homestead on Upper Fords before the Nez Perce Reservation was open for settlement.
Daniel came to Clearwater Country in April of 1892 and she followed with their four children and one of her brothers, Job Snyder. They crossed the Northfork of the Clearwater River in a canoe before there was a ferry and packed in the rest of the way. She was one of only two white women that lived on what they referred to as the ridge. The other was Mrs. John Kennedy.
In addition to her brother, Job, several of her other family members also came to settle in Clearwater Country.
Phoebe had a still, which according to information at the Clearwater Historical Museum where it is housed, she called a small still. It held 35 gallons of sour mash. It was made sometime in the 1920s by a tinsmith she called "Daddy" Iron. A “big” one held 60 gallons or two barrels. Smaller stills were 20 gallons and the old copper wash boilers were smaller.
She was honored in 1939 as one of the pioneer women that helped settle the area.
Daniel and Phoebe had six children, three of whom were still living when she passed away at the Burns Hospital July 6, 1946. She was buried in the Cook Cemetery.
Much of the information for this brief biography is from the Roots Web web site.
Photo: Phoebe Catherine (Snyder) Carr (Photo courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum)
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