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Nathan Reuben "Chester" Samson
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Birth: May 24, 1865
Sterling
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1936
District Of Columbia, USA

Honor For A Blencoe Boy

By an advance sheet of the President's New Years reception we notice that a Blencoe boy, Chester Samson, had the honor of being one of the personal guards to the President during the time that he was receiving the crowd of five thousand people at the White House. The program which is marked across the top, not for publication, we noticed had in memorandum in the handwriting of Secretary Loeb, "Hand to Officer Samson at once." Mr Samson has been a member of the metropolitan police force of Washington D.C. for over ten years and has made good. His first stark on the police force was about nine years ago when he roped a wild Texas steer that had the right of way on Pennsylvania Avenue and the whole police force at the Capitol City demoralized.

This article was obtained from Blencoe, Iowa's November 1908 Blencoe Herald Paper at the Onawa, Iowa Library. Theodore Roosevelt was President. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard S. Samson (1836 - 1918)
  Martha Jane Connor Samson (1833 - 1914)
 
 Siblings:
  Victoria Samson Allison (1861 - 1950)*
  Nathan Reuben Samson (1865 - 1936)
  William H. Samson (1867 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Linda L
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76801458
Nathan Reuben Chester Samson
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- Judy Samson-Shealy
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013
 
 
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