Emma Snyder

Emma Snyder

Infobox soap character
series = As the World Turns
color = #99CCCC
name = Emma Snyder
portrayer = Kathleen Widdoes


caption1 =
first = July 1985
last =
born = October 20
gender = Female
occupation=Farmer
parents=Unnamed man (father)
Unnamed woman (mother)
family=Holden, Meg, Jack, Lily, etc

Emma Snyder is a fictional character on the American soap opera "As the World Turns". The character was originated in 1985 by actress Kathleen Widdoes, who continues to appear on the program.

Character history

When Emma and the Snyders were first introduced, only Emma and her two youngest children, teenagers Holden and Meg, were in town. They lived on the family farm in the rural community of Luther's Corners, which is situated just out of Oakdale, Illinois. Emma had raised all of her children single-handedly since the passing of her beloved husband Harvey and one by one, they all moved away as they grew older. One daughter, Iva, ran away from home when she was only 13. While Holden and Meg fell into romantic dramas (Holden was interested in rich girl Lily Walsh, who was Meg's competition for Dusty Donovan), Emma continued to wait for Iva to return. The oldest Snyder daughter finally came home, but Emma wasn't so accepting of her sudden reappreance. She treated Iva coldly, but then the truth came out. Iva revealed that the reason she ran away all those years ago was because she was pregnant. While visiting relatives in Kansas, her cousin Josh Snyder raped her. The entire family was shocked. Further complicating things, it turned out that Iva and Josh's child was Lily, Holden's girlfriend. Holden and Lily's relationship was put into an awkward position, but even more secrets came out. Emma announced that Iva was adopted and so was Josh, meaning that Lily was not a Snyder after all and in no way related to Holden.

Emma tried her best to keep these dysfunctional truths under control. She was overjoyed when her other children, including oldest son Seth, and middle siblings Caleb and Ellie, returned to the farm. Like Holden, Meg, and Iva, they too had their romantic dilemmas. Emma, a wise and devoted mother, was always there to give her children the sage advice that they needed and the unconditional support that they needed even more. She was perfectly content without a man in her life. But love ended up knocking on her door and she soon found herself in the same sort of situations as her children. Dr. John Dixon, a respected physician and ladies' man, romanced Emma, but at the same time, she was the object of Cal Stricklyn's affections. Emma decided that John was too debonair for her and settled for Cal. They eventually broke up. Emma became the author of romance novels and fell for her publisher Ned Simon before he was arrested for murder.

Emma's cozy farmhouse has been and continues to be sort of a bed and breakfast for close family and friends who need a place to stay in town. Meg (who married a reformed Josh and left town) returned to the farm in 2005 and took up residence in her childhood home while Jack, Emma's nephew, currently lives there while he is divorced from Carly Tenney. Emma continues to be a source of advice and love for her whole family, including grandson Luke. When Emma learned that Luke is gay, she was more concerned by the fact that Holden did not trust her enough to tell her sooner. Also, she voiced disapproval when Meg became involved with the shady Paul Ryan. Nevertheless, Emma always assures her children and grandchildren that her home is their home and that they are always, always welcomed.

Emma currently lives at the farm with her son, Holden Snyder, her nephew Jack, Holden's sons Luke and Aaron, Luke's boyfriend Noah Mayer, and Janet Ciccone, the mother of her great-niece.

Family and relationships

Past marriage(s)

* Harvey Snyder (dissolved)

Children

* Seth Snyder (son, with Harvey Snyder)
* Iva Snyder Benedict (adopted daughter, with Harvey Snyder)
* Elinor "Ellie" Snyder (daughter, with Harvey Snyder)
* Caleb Snyder (son, with Harvey Snyder)
* Holden Snyder (son, with Harvey Snyder)
* Margaret "Meg" Snyder (daughter, with Harvey Snyder)

Grandchildren

* Rose D'Angelo (adopted granddaughter, deceased, via Iva)
* Lily Walsh Snyder (adopted granddaughter, via Iva)
* Matthew John "MJ" Dixon (adopted grandson, via Iva)
* Abigail "Abby" Williams (granddaughter, via Holden)
* Aaron Snyder (grandson, via Holden)
* Luciano "Luke" Snyder (adopted grandson, via Holden)
* Faith Snyder (granddaughter, via Holden)
* Natalie Snyder (granddaughter, via Holden)
* Ethan Snyder (grandson, via Holden)
* Unnamed child (grandson, via Meg) {miscarried}

Great-Grandchildren

* Jade Taylor (great-granddaughter, via Rose)
* Luciano "Luke" Snyder (adopted great-grandson, via Lily)
* Faith Snyder (adopted great-granddaughter, via Lily)
* Natalie Snyder (adopted great-granddaughter, via Lily)
* Ethan Snyder (adopted grandson, via Lily)

ignificant Relationships

*John Dixon
*Cal Stricklyn
*Ned Simon

nyder Family Tree

Mr. Snyder [deceased]
* m. Mrs. Snyder (dissolved) [deceased]
** c. Bert Snyder [deceased]
*** m. Dolores Snyder Pierce (dissolved)
**** c. Jack Snyder
***** m. Julia Lindsay (invalid)
****** c. Unnamed child [deceased]
*****m. Carly Tenney (divorced; first time)
*****m. Carly Tenney (divorced; second time)
******c. Parker Snyder {adopted}
******c. Joseph James "JJ" Snyder {adopted}
******c. Sage Snyder
***** m. Julia Morrissey (invalid) [deceased]
***** m. Kathryn "Katie" Peretti Snyder (annulled)
****c. Bradley "Brad" Snyder
***** a. Janet Ciccone
****** c. Liberty Ciccone
***** m. Carly Tenney (divorced)
***** m. Kathryn "Katie" Peretti Snyder (married)
** c. Henry Snyder [deceased]
*** m. Elizabeth Snyder (dissolved)
**** c. Joshua "Josh" Snyder Stricklyn {adopted}
***** r. Iva Snyder Benedict
****** c. Rose D'Angelo (deceased) {given up for adoption}
******* a. Unnamed man
******** c. Jade Taylor {given up for adoption}
****** c. Lily Walsh Snyder {given up for adoption}
******* m. Derek Mason (dissolved)
******* m. Holden Snyder (divorced; first time)
******** c. Unnamed child (deceased)
******* m. Damian Grimaldi (divorced)
******** c. Luciano "Luke" Snyder {Adopted by Holden Snyder}
******* m. Diego Santana (deceased)
******* m. Holden Snyder (married; second time)
******** c. Faith Snyder
******** c. Natalie Snyder
******** c. Ethan Snyder
** c. Havery Snyder [deceased]
*** m. Emma Snyder (dissolved)
**** c. Seth Snyder
***** m. Angel Lange (married)
**** c. Iva Snyder Benedict {adopted}
***** r. Joshua "Josh" Snyder Stricklyn
****** c. Rose D'Angelo (deceased) {given up for adoption}
******* a. Unnamed man
******** c. Jade Taylor {given up for adoption}
****** c. Lily Walsh Snyder {given up for adoption}
******* m. Derek Mason (dissolved)
******* m. Holden Snyder (divorced; first time)
******** c. Unnamed child (deceased)
******* m. Damian Grimaldi (divorced)
******** c. Luciano "Luke" Snyder {Adopted by Holden Snyder}
******* m. Diego Santana (deceased)
******* m. Holden Snyder (married; second time)
******** c. Faith Snyder
******** c. Natalie Snyder
******** c. Ethan Snyder
***** a. John Dixon
****** c. Matthew John "MJ" Dixon
***** m. Jason Benedict (married)
**** c. Elinor "Ellie" Snyder
***** m. Unnamed Man (divorced)
***** m. Kirk Anderson (invalid; first time)
***** m. Kirk Anderson (divorced; second time)
****** c. Unnamed Child (deceased) {aborted}
**** c. Caleb Snyder
****** m. Julie Kinney Snyder (divorced; first time)
****** m. Julie Kinney Snyder (married; second time)
**** c. Holden Snyder
***** a. Molly Peteson
****** c. Abigail "Abby" Williams {given up for adoption}
***** m. Emily Stewart (divorced)
***** m. Angel Lange (divorced)
***** m. Lily Walsh Snyder (divorced; first time)
******* c. Unnamed Child (deceased)
***** a. Julie Kinney Snyder
****** c. Aaron Snyder
******* m. Alison Stewart (annulled)
***** m. Lily Walsh Snyder (married; second time)
****** c. Luciano "Luke" Snyder {adopted}
****** c. Faith Snyder
****** c. Natalie Snyder
****** c. Ethan Snyder
**** c. Margaret "Meg" Snyder
***** m. Tonio Reyes (Divorced)
***** m. Joshua "Josh" Snyder Stricklyn (Divorced)
****** c. Unnamed Child (deceased)
***** m. Craig Montgomery (divorced)
***** a. Paul Ryan
****** c. Unnamed child [deceased]

References

* http://www.soapcentral.com


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