|Death: ||Sep., 1919|
New York, USA
His body was discovered early Tuesday, September 16, 1919, floating in the Erie canal between South Crouse and University avenues. When searched at the morgue, several work cards, a New York Central switch key and a pass on the New York Central railroad from Mexico, New York to Syracuse bearing the names of George Sampson and William Mason were found. The body, which had been in the water for several days, was that of a man about 48 years old, weighing 175 pounds, smooth-shaven, with a red mustache. Two other dead men were found in the Erie and Oswego canals in Syracuse on the same day.
The body was subsequently identified as that of George Sampson, and was taken to his former home in Mexico, Oswego county, by J. R. Porter, undertaker.
[From articles in the Syracuse Herald (September 16, 1919, page 3, and September 17, 1919, page 7)]
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Record added: Oct 11, 2011
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