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Col Samuel Pomeroy Colt
Birth: Jan. 10, 1852
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1921
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA

Colonel Samuel Pomeroy Colt - Industrialist; founder of both the United States Rubber Company ( the largest such conglomerate in the country - now 'Uniroyal' ), and the Industrial Trust Company; the leading bank of its time, in Rhode Island, and director of twenty-six corporations. An art collector and philanthropist; affectionately known as "Unkie" by the citizens of his adopted home town of Bristol, Rhode Island. Attaining the rank of 'Colonel' during his service as aide-de-camp for Governor Henry Lippitt; he became active in public life serving in various high-level state posts. Colt elected as his primary residence, Linden Place, the home built by his grandfather, the flamboyant General George deWolf of the renouned seafaring family of Bristol. Designed by preeminent Rhode Island architect Russell Warren, Linden Place, built in 1810, is considered the architectural jewel of the town and is now restored as a house-museum. Early in the 20th century Samuel Pomeroy Colt developed a private country retreat in Bristol, on nearly five hundred acres, fronting on Narragansett Bay. It contained, besides a retiring lodge known as the 'Casino', where the Colonel hosted luncheons and amusements for his guests, also a farm operation famous for its prize-winning Jersey cattle and Berkshire sows. All farm work was done using Percheron draft horses that the Colonel preferred over modern tractors. Colonel Colt wished that the citizens of town share his enjoyment of the property and had an open invitation carved onto the marble piers at the estate entrance which reads, "Colt Farm, Private Property, Public Welcome"; access was freely allowed at the farm and shoreline. Acquired by the state of Rhode Island in 1965, the Colonel's farm is now Colt State Park, and is considered the gem of the state's park system. This, along with Linden Place, proudly preserves Samuel Pomeroy Colt's memory in the town he loved so well. (bio by: Robert Bruce) 
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  Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1881 - 1890)*
  Russell Griswold Colt (1882 - 1960)*
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Juniper Hill Cemetery
Bristol County
Rhode Island, USA
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Record added: Feb 19, 2007
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Col Samuel Pomeroy Colt
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Col Samuel Pomeroy Colt
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Col Samuel Pomeroy Colt
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Remembering Colonel Samuel Pomeroy Colt on this Anniversary of his passing. The view from "The Casino" ~ his summer cottage on Narragansett Bay in Bristol.
- Robert Bruce
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015

- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015

- TheMysterian
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015
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