James L. 'Jimmy' Snyder
Date of Birth: March 10, 1909
Date of Death: June 29, 1939 (30 years old)
Jimmy Snyder, an Engelwood Alumnus, was killed in a car race. He just finished
2nd in the Indianapolis 500 just a month before the crash.
Did you know?
An interesting note about Jimmy Snyder. There is an article in an Illinois newspaper from
1925, it mentioned four high school boys from Engelwood who were banned from further
high school and college sports for playing in a pro game for Milwaukee. The other three boys
were Bill Thompson, Charlie Richardson and Jack Daniels. Their parents were
petitioning to have the ban overturned.
1925 Milwaukee Badgers (NFL)