John J. Snook

Walking tour stop 25 of 28

John Snookb. 1842, d. March 19,1923. Sec. 2-206. Mr. Snook was known as the poet laureate of Oakland County. His book of verse, New Poes and Glad Tidings, is in the Rochester Hills Public Library. As a young man he served in the 22nd Michigan Infantry in the Civil War. On his 170 acre farm overlooking the Clinton River (southwest corner of Rochester Road and Avon Road), he grew berries and fruit, raised stock and was a general farmer. His tombstone bears the words: "Thinker, Teacher, Soldier, Farmer, Poet, Author."