James Sonnie Samples

25 October 1908–11 March 1986 (Age 77)
Greenwood, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of James Sonnie

When James Sonnie Samples was born on 25 October 1908, in Greenwood, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Samuel Henry Samples, was 29 and his mother, Lovey Susan Wooldridge, was 29. He married Eva Adeline Tincher on 10 June 1943, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 11 March 1986, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Crawley, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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James Sonnie Samples
Eva Adeline Tincher
Marriage: 10 June 1943

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10 June 1943
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 3

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): unexplained; probably a variant of Sample .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James S Samptes in household of Samuel H Samptes, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James S Sampler in household of S Henry Sampler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Sonny Samples, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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