Alma Burkhart Snider Reist Biography (1893-1987)


Alma Burkhart Snider Reist Biography (1893-1987)

Alma Burkhart Snider Reist Biography (1893-1987)

Born: 3 Apr 1893 Bristol, Indiana
Died: 13 Nov 1987 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Father: Noah Bauman Snider
Mother: Mary Ann Burkhart
Siblings: Minerva Burkhart Snider
Alma Burkhart Snider
Irvin Burkhart Snider
Fannie Burkhart Snider
Nelson Burkhart Snider
Spouse: Abram Auker Reist
Married: 26 Jul 1918 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Gladys Irene Reist
Mary Frances Reist
Leonard Lewis Reist
Bessie Marion Reist
Constance Anne Spicer


Alma Burkhart Snider Reist Biography (1893-1987)

Lythgoe, Darrin. Ezra Eby revived:

Alma Snider Reist came into this world on April 3, 1893; a daughter to Noah and Mary Ann (Burkhart) Snider. Her presence was made known to residences of Bristol, Indiana. She left this world at Edmonton,

Albert at the South Extendicare Home on November 13, 1987 at the age of 94 years, 7 months & 10 days.

At an early age her parents moved to Brutus, Mich., where Alma spent her young adolescent years learning to enjoy singing by note, the beauty of tall trees, helping in housekeeping for neighbours.

During this time as a young lady her Saviour and Lord became a reality in her life.

On July 26, 1918 she was united in marriage to Abram Reist who with his young bride started house-keeping in a two room shack north of Youngstown.

They left there in 1924 moving to High River and and then to the Carstairs – Didsbury area. Their union was blest with 3 daughters and 1 son, plus a chosen daughter.

Alma leaves to mourn her five children; Gladys Irene (Mrs. Clarence Stauffer) of Tofield, Mary Frances (Mrs. Clarence Spicer) of Carstairs, Leonard Lewis and his wife Janice of Kamloops, B.C., Bessie Marion (Mrs. Jim Earl) of Busby, and Constance Ann (Mrs. Howard Breden) of Sundre; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 1 sister Fannie Snider of Michigan; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Abram in August, 1984, 1 sister & 2 brothers.

Her life was fullfilled in helping her husband carry out his duties as pastor and minister of the Gospel. Blessed be her memory.


Alma Burkhart Snider Reist Biography (1893-1987)


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
REIST, Abraham & SNIDER, Alma
Date of Marriage: 7/26/1918
Liber: 4
Folio: 208
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom’s name: Abraham Reist
Groom’s age: 24 years
Groom’s birth year: 1894
Groom’s birthplace: Iowa
Bride’s name: Alma Snider
Bride’s age: 25 years
Bride’s birth year: 1893
Bride’s birthplace: Indiana
Marriage date: 26 Jul 1918
Marriage place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom’s father’s name: Elias Reist
Groom’s mother’s name: Annie Auker
Father of bride’s name: Noah Snider
Mother of bride’s name: Mary Burkhart
Film number: 2342726
Digital GS number: 4210018
Image number: 30
Reference number: v 2 p 78 rn 50
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925


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