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Samuel Buel, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1845
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1912
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Brother Buel was a member of the class of 1865 at RPI. He was a founding father of the Theta Xi National Fraternity. On April 29, 1864 - that most sacred night in the history of Theta Xi - eight former members of Sigma Delta met in their secret rooms for the purpose of founding Theta Xi. Ralph G. Packard was chosen chairman because he had been president of Sigma Delta at the time of its dissolution. Brother Farnum was requested to act a secretary. A committee made up of Brothers Buel and Brainerd was designated to develop an initiation service, while another committee comprised of Brothers Raymond, Starbuck, and Brainerd was made responsible for developing a grip, various symbols, and names of the officers, as well as for completing all vacancies in the constitution. The Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of Order which had been drawn up by the committee were read and adopted without a dissenting vote. The oath of initiation was taken by all the Founders as a group, then they signed
the Constitution alphabetically and by classes. The new society decided that the chapter be called the Alpha Chapter of Theta Xi, and that each succeeding chapter should be named by the following letter of the Greek alphabet. On the same night Edward H. Morrison
was unanimously selected as the first new member of the Fraternity, and was initiated eight days later on May 7, 1864.
In 1866 he was an assistant engineer on the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad out of Pottstown, PA. In 1870 he become an engineer for the Michigan Bridge and Construction Co. in Detroit. In 1873, he moved to Manhattan and began a career as an engineer on the east coast. He resided at 1329 Broadway in Manhattan from 1884 until 1900 when he moved to 356 West 23rd. Street. One year before his death, he became the assistant engineer for the Erie Railroad at 11 Broadway in Manhattan.
His death certificate states his cause of death was Chronic Myocardiosis (Heart Disease).
Brother Buel was cremated. The most likely reason for this was he was single all his life and had no surviving family members to arrange his funeral. 
Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Cremains in storage. No proper burial
Created by: Alex Ricardo
Record added: Sep 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9536891
Samuel Buel, Jr
Added by: Alex Ricardo
Samuel Buel, Jr
Added by: Alex Ricardo
Samuel Buel, Jr
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- Heather R. (Schmid) Satchel
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011
Our Strong Bonds Can N'er Be Broken
Formed In Theta Xi
Far Surpassing Wealth Unspoken
Sealed by Friendship's Ties
Amici Usque Adaras
Deep Gravened On Each Heart
Shall Be Found Unwaivering Truth
When We From Life Shall Part
- Alex Ricardo - Gamma 1086
 Added: Sep. 30, 2004

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