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Oscar Clarence "Clarence" Sampson 1915-1948


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/5/2014 at 18:37:53

Clarence Sampson, formerly of Estherville, Dies
Clarence Sampson, 34, Estherville native and local resident until World War two, died of a heart attack 3 p.m. Wednesday in Seattle. Although suffering from heart disease, his death was sudden and unexpected.

Sampson farmed in the Estherville vicinity until five years ago. For four war years he worked at a defense plant in Toole, Utah. Last year he moved to Seattle where he worked in a paper mill.

He was a member of Estherville Lutheran church.

The deceased was born in Estherville Jan. 2, 1914, [per cemetery records, 1915] son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sampson, Petersburg farmers. He grew up in Estherville and attended Estherville public schools.

After finishing his education, he farmed for his father and for neighboring farmers until five years ago when he took the defense plant job in Utah. He was single.

Survivors in addition to his parents are five brothers, Adolph of Estherville and Mario, Donald, Harold and Le Roy, all of Petersburg, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Fox, Mrs. William Kinnard and Mrs. William Wellnitz, all of Estherville. One sister preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangements have not been made. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 26, 1948)

Sampson Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Clarence Sampson will be held 1:30 pm. Wednesday in Estherville Lutheran church, the Rev. R.A. Olsen of Union State Line Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill cemetery. Sampsonís body will arrive in Estherville tomorrow morning and will be taken to the Sternborg funeral parlors. It will be moved to the church 10 a.m. Wednesday where it will lie in state until the funeral and also for a time after the services. Sampson, an Estherville native, succumbed to a heart attack 3 p.m. Nov. 24 in Seattle. He had lived there one year. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sampson of Petersburg. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 29, 1948)


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