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Huston Robert "Hugh" Samples
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1886
Madison County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1962
Latimer County
Oklahoma, USA

Note: Huston Robert Samples. Also known as, James Huston Samples. However, Huston Robert Samples is his birth name and his legal name. The mistake or decision to alter the original record of his name was made after he left wife #1 to be with another woman who became wife #2. The 1920 US Federal Census supports this and records his name in 1920 as, Huston R Samples. He also used two additional different dates for his birth year of 1886, but he used both 1885 and 1878 later in life. He also stated on Military Draft Card that he was born in Pedigrew Arkansas, but the only town close to that name is Pettigrew Arkansas. Perhaps a typo, but birthdate was also different by 7 years changed from 1885 to 1878. This was in 1942 and he claimed to be 64 years old when he was in fact 57 years old. Also, he claims to be with his first wife, Nora Bertha Kirk and he was not with her in 1942. I never met my maternal grandfather, but it appears he abandoned his first wife & children, when the youngest child was 2 years old. I think the oldest sons went to live with him in about 1930 because the 1930 US Federal Census has Nora Bertha Kirk as widowed. I suppose she was too embarrassed or feeling ashamed to say he had left her for another woman or deserted her. So he emerges sometime later with different name, birthdate and other discrepancies. I love my grandfather, but not some of his choices. Maybe it was desperate times...but often wondered how Grandmother Nora Bertha Kirk-Samples provided for herself and younger children, all girls and a baby boy. I'd like to think he helped her as best he could in providing for his children.

Married: Nora Bertha Kirk

Richard Emmett Samples (1904-1988)

David Earl Samples (1906-1991)

Coleman Ellis Samples (1909-1931)
Find A Grave Memorial# 21721744

Lutisha Samples (1910-1914)

Minnie Gladys Samples (1913-1940)

Arvena Frances Samples (1915-1987)

Blennie Elizabeth Samples (1917-1955)

Twin One Samples (1920-1920)
Twin Two Samples (1920-1920)

Cordelia Mae Samples (1922-1973)

Deamie Christine Samples (1925-)

Charles Daniel Samples (1927-)

Baby Unknown 1 (stillborn or died soon after birth)
Baby Unknown 2 (stillborn or died soon after birth)

Married: Rebecca Jane Teem (Landtroop)

No children by Rebecca


1920 United States Federal Census

Name Huston R Samples
Age 34
Birth Year abt 1886
Birthplace Arkansas
Home in 1920 Ball Creek, Madison, Arkansas
House Number Farm
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Head
Marital Status Married

Spouse's Name Nara B Samples

Father's Birthplace Kentucky

Mother's Birthplace Kentucky

Able to Speak English Yes
Occupation Farmer
Industry General Farm
Employment Field Own Account
Home Owned or Rented Own
Home Free or Mortgaged Mortgaged
Able to read Yes
Able to Write Yes

Household Members
Name Age
Huston R Samples 34
Nara B Samples 31
Richard E Samples 15
Earl Samples 14
Ellis Samples 11
Gladis Samples 6
Vena Samples 4
Glennie Samples 1

Family links: 
  Charles Ransome Samples (1853 - 1895)
  Lucia Lutisha Robards Roberts (1853 - 1936)
  Rebecca J. Samples (1892 - 1987)
  Nora Bertha Kirk Samples (1888 - 1969)*
  Richard Emmett Samples (1904 - 1988)*
  David Earl Samples (1906 - 1991)*
  Arvena Frances Samples Phipps (1915 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Huston Robert Samples. Also known as, James Huston Samples. However, the 1920 US Federal Census supports this and has his name recorded as Huston R Samples, NOT James Huston or J.H. Samples.
Mountain Station Cemetery
Latimer County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sandra Christine
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73561116
Huston Robert Hugh Samples
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Huston Robert Hugh Samples
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Huston Robert Hugh Samples
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On Her father's obit, birth name Huston Robert Samples, our Mother's name is Arvena (Vena) Frances Samples-Phipps, "Verna" was a nickname.
- Sandra Christine
 Added: Feb. 17, 2017
My Maternal Grandfather Samples
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 Added: Nov. 3, 2016

- Nicole Berg
 Added: Apr. 1, 2015
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