George Leonard Sams

28 July 1891–September 1985 (Age 94)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States

The Life of George Leonard

When George Leonard Sams was born on 28 July 1891, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, his father, Phillip Sams, was 41 and his mother, Catharine Ann Lowman, was 26. He died in September 1985, in Maryland, United States, at the age of 94.

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Phillip Sams
Catharine Ann Lowman
Daniel Wesley Sams
Lewis Zachariah Sams
George Leonard Sams
Elizabeth Catharine Sams

Parents and Siblings

    Phillip Sams


    Catharine Ann Lowman




    Daniel Wesley Sams


    Lewis Zachariah Sams



    Elizabeth Catharine Sams


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of Samuel .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Leonard Sams in household of Phillip Sams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George L Sams in household of Phillip Sams, "United States Census, 1900"

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