Samuel Elias Staples

Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Apr 1902 (aged 79)
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 111968895 · View Source
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Age 79 years, 10 months, 16 days.

Son of John and Mary A. (Heath) Staples.

From the "Worcester Daily Spy," (Worcester, MA), 5 Apr 1902:
Worcester Loses a Prominent Citizen
Bright's Disease Carries off Samuel Elias Staples, First President Of Musical Association
Founded Society of Antiquity
(Here follows an extensive 2-column obituary covering his education, business and social activites.)
....He was born in Medway village, My 19, 1822, the son of John and Mary Ann (Heath) Staples, and was a direct descendant from Abraham Staples, one of the first settlers of Mendon.
He was also a descendant, through his grandmother, from the family of Governor Increase Sumner....
His mother died during his infancy, and he was placed in charge of his grandmother at West Dedham, where he received his early schooling. At the age of 15 he removed to East Douglas, the home of two of his uncles....

He married in 1844, Lucinda, daughter of Samuel Lovett, a prominent manuacturer of Douglas. She died in 1883.
Of four children only a daugher survives.
A son was killed in the Custer massacre in 1876....
The 4 children of Samuel Elias Staples and Lucinda Lovett are
Frederick Lovett Staples (1847-1847),
Samuel Frederick Staples,
Mary Lucinda Staples
and Alice Staples (1864-1865).

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