Sampson Green signature

On this day in 1916, Sampson Green signed up in Deseronto. He was born on December 16th, 1882, the son of Isaac Green, a Mohawk, and Elizabeth (née Pearson). Sampson married Jennie Boumhower in Shannonville on August 9th, 1909.

Green joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636472. He was five feet nine and three quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that Sampson arrived in England on October 28th, 1916. On assessment, it was determined that he was effectively deaf, possibly as a result of measles, made worse by a blow from his mother at the age of thirteen. Green was discharged as a result of this discovery and he left England for Canada on June 22nd, 1917.

In 1921 Sampson and Jennie were living in North Fredericksburgh with their five children. Sampson died of pneumonia on January 10th, 1934.