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Samuel Washington Shuster
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Birth: Feb., 1857
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1931
Ouachita Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of Isaac and Sarah Sussman Shuster. Born in Illinois, then the family moved to Farmerville, Louisiana.

S.W. was also appointed an election commissioner for the town of Farmerville during the prohibition of 1885.

The Shusters then became embroiled in a scandal involving the sixteen year old Ida. On Septemeber 12, 1885, a pregnant and unmarried Ida died from taking strychnine. For more on this story go to

Samuel is buried along with his mother, Sarah. His father Isaac and sister Ida, are buried in the Farmerville City Cemetery.

The spelling of the Shuster name is sometimes Schuster. Issac's gravestone is spelled with the c. Most of the census records drop the c.

The Monroe News-Star.
October 16, 1931
Page 3


Interment Is Made In Jewish Cemetery This Afternoon.

The funeral of Sam W. Schuster, 74, of 911 Jackson Street, who died early Sunday at a local sanitarium, was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence with Rabbi F. K. Hirsch, of Temple B'Nai Israel, in charge. Interment was made in the Jewish Cemetery.

Mr. Schuster's death was the result of the bite of a spider on the hand which caused infection and other complications. He was born in Galena, Ill., on February 23, 1857, but had lived in Louisiana most of his life, his father having been for years engaged in the mercantile business at Farmerville, where he also was postmaster.

Mr. Schuster's mother, now at advanced age, is still living, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Bracey in this city. In addition to his mother, Mr. Schuster is survived by one brother, Joe Schuster, of St. Louis and by the following sisters: Mrs. Hugh Bracey and Mrs. Tom Atkinson, of Monroe; Mrs. Gilbert Rose of Asheville, N. C.; Mrs. Eugene Stern of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Nettie Wise of Chicago, Ill.

Active pallbearers for the funeral this afternoon were: William Boxley, R. D. Swayze, Abe Arent, Sam L. Caspari, Warren Garrett and Noah Odom.

Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. George Snellings, Dr. J. Q. Graves, Dr. John Snelling, Dr. B. M. McKoin, Dr. I. J. Wolff, Dr. Cummins and R. E. Tucker.

Thanks to Denise Robinson for photographing Samuel and Sarah's gravesite! MAZEL TOV! 
Family links: 
  Isaac Schuster (1827 - 1903)
  Sarah Sussman Shuster (1838 - 1938)
  Samuel Washington Shuster (1857 - 1931)
  Ida Schuster (1869 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Jewish Cemetery
Ouachita Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: L; 1
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39957885
Samuel Washington Shuster
Added by: Denise Cage Robinson
Samuel Washington Shuster
Added by: Denise Cage Robinson
Samuel Washington Shuster
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Added by: Shirley Burks Wells
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- Scout Finch
 Added: Dec. 27, 2009

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