William John Sampson 1891-1966 & Lottie Martin 1891-1936

Married 27 Sep 1913 at Pewabic, Houghton, Michigan, USA

William John Sampson

First child of William Curnow and Alice White Sampson

Born: 24 March 1891 Ludgvan, Cornwall

Died: 26 Sep 1966

Buried: Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA

Occupation: Junior railway porter, miner, sander in mine, truck driver
auto worker, machine operator

Lottie Martin

Born: 29 Nov 1891 Quincy, Houghton, Michigan, USA

Died: 23 Jan 1936 Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, USA

Buried: Unknown

Occupation: Clerk and house wife



It seems that William migrated to Michigan from Cornwall after he left his job as a porter in August of 1908. Later US census records  confirms that he migrated to the US in 1908 at around the age of 17. No shipping passenger list has be found thus far to pinpoint with accuracy his arrival in the US. After Lottie’s death in 1936, it is assumed that William married Florence Bessie ?????? – maiden name not known.

William John Sampson as a very young child with his parents in the 1891 English Census for Ludgvan, Cornwall

William John Sampson as a 10 year old boy in the 1901 English Census for Ludgvan, Cornwall

W.J. Sampson employment record from July 1906 – Aug 1908 as a Lad – Porter for the Greater Western railway company UK

William John Sampson as listed in the 1910 US Census for Limerick Location, Quincy, Houghton County, Michigan, USA

1913 marriage record for William John Sampson and Lottie Martin in Houghton County, Michigan, USA

William John Sampson WW1 US Registration Card 1917

William John & Lottie Sampson 1920 US Census for Limerick Location, Quincy, Houghton County, Michigan

William John & Lottie Sampson 1930 US Census for W. Harry Ave, Hazel Park, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan

Lottie Sampson’s death certificate 1936

William John Sampson’s World War 2 Draft registration card (1942) with his signature

Entries for William John Sampson in the Royal Oak, Michigan, City Directories