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Transcribed biography of Raymond and Ann Sampson


Raymond and Anne Sampson moved to Porter County in December 1945, after leaving Washington, D. C., where both had worked for the U. S. Government during wartime. They and their daughter, Carol Ann, who had been born in 1942 in Washington, first lived on Shore Avenue in Beverly Shores. They soon moved to Peterson Avenue in Beverly Shores, and after living there several months, they began looking for a homesite on which to build. They were especially looking for property with good water, and were happy to find some such acreage on U.S. Highway 12.

The property was being held by Porter County, however, for unpaid pauper funeral bill of Andrew Anderson, who purchased the land in the 1800's. After checking with the proper county officials, the Sampsons found that the land they wanted to buy had not been advertised for sale by the county because it was thought "no one would want it". The Sampsons did, however, and after completion of the necessary public advertising through Attorney Mox Ruge the only bid received was from the Sampsons, was accepted and the property was theirs.

They began building the house themselves and moved in when it was only partially completed on October 27, 1946. By then they had two children; their son William John had been born six months earlier. The Sampsons finished their house and cleared much of the wooded land for yard and garden. Their children attended Pine Township Consolidated School and Elston Junior and Senior High Schools. After being graduated from college, both children moved from Porter County. Carol now resides with her family in Columbus, Indiana, and Bill resides with his wife in West Lafayette. Indiana. Raymond Sampson retired in 1973 from the Midwest Steel Division of National Steel Corporation.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 154-155

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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