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Attended school at Millerville and Ashland High Schools.
Was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Began working for the Southern Railrod on September 3, 1945.
Took a one year leave of absence from the railroad and attended Birmingham Business College.
During the leave of absence, he work as a clerk for Tennessee Coal and Iron.
He was promoted to Conducter with Southern Railroad in 1951.
He died as the result of injuries sustained in a derailment at Childersburg, Alabama on September 23, 1951. He and his Brother-in-Law John W. Canada were riding an empty pulpwood railcar when it derailed. John died instantly but Sam died in the Sylacauga hospital some hours later. There is spectulation that Sam did not die from inijuries but due to medication that he was allegic to.
Was living at Childersburg at the time of his death.
Sam had a tendency to drink alcohol rather heavily when he was with his brother Hoyt. On those ocassions he was sometimes away from home for an entire weekend. However, when he was not drinking he was a very good individual.