Samuel Twyford Peters


Samuel Twyford Peters

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 21 Oct 1921 (aged 67)
Islip, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Great River, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 147509100 View Source

Son of Samuel T. Peters and Josephine Gemmel, husband of Adeline Mapes Elder, whom he married on April 23, 1878 in Manhattan, NY, and father of Harry Twyford and Louisine A. Peters (married Harold Hathaway Weekes, married Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnine).

In 1860, Samuel Peters, aged 6, was living in New York, NY, in the home of his parents, Samuel Peters, aged 32, and Josephine Peters, aged 30, with siblings, Ann Peters, 11, Josephine Peters, 7, and Sarah Peters, 6. Also living in the household were Adaline Reynolds, 35, Adeline Desmyers, 25, George Edmund, 12, and Bridget Katen, aged 40. His father was shown to be a merchant.

In 1870, Samuel Peters, aged 18, was living in New York, NY, in the home of his parents, Samuel Peters, aged 42, a paper manufacturer from England, and Josephine Peters, aged 41, of New York, with siblings, Annie Peters, aged 22, Josephine Peters, aged 16, and Sarah Peters, aged 14.

Obituary - Samuel T. Peters of Williams & Peters, coal dealers, 1 Broadway, died early yesterday morning of heart disease at his country home in Islip, NY, after a long illness, at the age of 67. He had been a partner of Richard H. Williams for thirty-five years. He was a director of several coal companies, of the Hanover Bank, President of the Riding Club, a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a member of many clubs, including the University, Racquet and Tennis, Metropolitan and New York Yacht. Services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at St. Mark's Church in Islip. Mrs. Peters was before her marriage Miss Adeline Elder.

Mr. Peters had for years been a devoted collector of jades. In 1912 and 1916 he presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly four hundred specimens that form a collection probably unsurpassed anywhere. In his country house he had gathered many beautiful examples of Chinese porcelain. His residence in the city was 117 East Thirty-seventh Street.

Estate - Riverhead, L.I., Nov. 7- An estate of several million dollars is divided among his widow and son and daughter under the will of Samuel T. Peters of New York and Islip, which was file for probate in the Suffolk County Surrogate's Court here today. The widow, Adeline M.E. Peters; a son, Harry Peters, and a daughter, Louisine Peters Weeks, each left $500,000 outright and Mrs. Peters in addition to receiving the household and personal effects of her late husband, divides with her two children the residuary estate. Mr. Peters was a member of the firm of Williams and Peters, coal dealers, 1 Broadway, New York City. In his will he directs that the bequest to his son be taken from the capital stock of the firm but that $1,000,000 invested in the firm remain so invested for the period fixed by the partnership agreement entered into by Mr. Peters on Jan. 1.

(1860, 1870 US Federal Census; New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949, Reference ID cn 12797, GS Film Number 2134342; The New York Times, October 22, 1921; The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), Monday, November 7, 1921 - Page 29; The New York Times, Tuesday, November 8, 1921, page 7)

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