William Sewell Sampson

Male21 April 1873–8 August 1959

Brief Life History of William Sewell

When William Sewell Sampson was born on 21 April 1873, in Nebraska, United States, his father, Pvt. Samuel William Sampson, was 36 and his mother, Huldah Squires, was 38. He married Mary Ann Conn on 12 October 1895, in West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States for about 5 years and South San Francisco, San Mateo, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 August 1959, in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sewell Sampson
Mary Ann Conn
Marriage: 12 October 1895
Harry Pearl Sampson
Alfred S Sampson
Mable A Sampson
Arthur William Sampson
Huldah Jane Sampson

Sources (12)

  • Sewell Sampson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Sewell Sampson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William Suewell Sampson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1895West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1876 · Colorado becomes a State

    Age 3

    On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Jewish: variant of Samson . The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon.

    English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from any of the French places called Saint-Samson (Seine-Maritime, Calvados), including Saint-Samson-de-Bonfosse (Manche) and Saint-Samson-de-la-Roque (Eure), so called from the dedication of their churches to Saint Samson of Dol, the Welsh bishop (see Samson ).

    Americanized form of French, Breton, German, and Dutch Samson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Memorial from Find a Grave

    William Suewell Sampson BIRTH 21 Apr 1872 Nebraska, USA DEATH 8 Aug 1959 (aged 87) San Mateo County, California, USA BURIAL Olivet Memorial Park Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA PLOT Section …

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