James Louis Sampson

Male5 May 1900–23 February 1921

Brief Life History of James Louis

When James Louis Sampson was born on 5 May 1900, in Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, United States, his father, Octavius T. Sampson, was 32 and his mother, Eunice Elgan, was 19. He lived in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 23 February 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Octavius T. Sampson
1867–1945
Eunice Elgan
1881–1965
James Louis Sampson
1900–1921
Octavious Ted Sampson
1902–1980
Altadena Sampson
1907–1979

Sources (8)

  • James L Sampson in household of Octavius T Sampson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Louis Sampson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Louis Sampson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (3)

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 2

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 7

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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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