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 Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson

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Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson Famous memorial

Birth
Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
31 Jul 1854 (aged 87)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Plot
Section F
Memorial ID
1114 View Source

American Folk Figure. A Troy, New York, meat packer, he supplied the United States Army with meat during the War of 1812. He stamped his shipments with a "U.S." that gained him the moniker of "Uncle Sam," which then became a symbol for the United States.

American Folk Figure. A Troy, New York, meat packer, he supplied the United States Army with meat during the War of 1812. He stamped his shipments with a "U.S." that gained him the moniker of "Uncle Sam," which then became a symbol for the United States.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1114
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1114/samuel-wilson: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (13 Sep 1766–31 Jul 1854), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1114, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.