Samuel D Pierson

Death 28 Apr 1914
Vergennes, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
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From: Victor Herald May 1, 1914

Many Victor friends have been saddened this week, by news of the death of Samuel D. Pierson, of Geneva, which occurred on Tuesday, April 28th, at Vergennes, Vermont, where he had been staying for some time for the benefit of his health. Mr. Pierson had been in poor health for some time and had been away from Geneva, during the winter, a part of the time in Atlantic City, but his friends did not know that his condition was serious and the news of his death came as a shock. Mr. Pierson was a son of Rev. Job Pierson, who was pastor of the Victor Presbyterian church from 1856 until 1863. Although but a young man at that time, he conceived a deep attachment for Victor and always retained a deep interest in the town and in the church of which his father was pastor. At different times he made financial contributions to the church. He greatly enjoyed attending bazaars and other entertainments given under the auspices of the church and at these times his purse strings were never tied. Mr. Pierson was a man of genial manner, dignified in appearance, and he made friends wereever he went. He was a successful business man had many Geneva interests, being at the time of his death president of the J. W. Smith Dry Goods Company of that city, a director of the Geneva Cutlery Company, the Empire Coke Company and the First National Bank of Geneva. Mr. Pierson was one of the founders of the Geneva Savings Bank. In early life he studied law, but practiced little and his early activities were in lumber camps in Michigan. Mr. Pierson's mother was Miss Rachel W. Smith of Geneva, who was married to Rev. Job Pierson in 1849
Two brothers survive: P. T. H. Pierson of Bennington, Vermont, and J. W. S. Pierson of Mt. Clemens, Mich. The only other near surviving relative is a niece, Miss Elizabeth T. Smith of New York City. Early homes of the family were at Bennington, Vt., and Troy, N. Y., and the body was taken to the latter city, where the funeral was held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, at Oakwood Cemetery, interment being made in the family lot.

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