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William Frederick Samson was the son of Lionel Samson, and Mayor of Fremantle 1892-93. His house was on the SW corner of Cliff and High Sts. The site is now a carpark next to the Marina Village apartments in the former tramways carbarn.

William Frederick Samson, 17.04.1855 - 5.03.1900, youngest son of Lionel. Married Katherine Scott on 17.02.1881. Three children: Lionel, baptised 1881, died 1965; Frances Caroline, baptised 1883, William Henry Jack, born 1885. Trained as an accountant in National Bank, Fremantle. Joined his father's business in 1878 and became sole proprietor of Lionel Samson and Son. Visited eastern colonies 1877. Fremantle Councillor 1883-1891, Mayor 1892-1893. Director of W.A. Shipping Association, Swan Soap and Candle Company, Fremantle Building and Investment Society and Sun Insurance Company. Prominent Mason, P.M. of Fremantle Lodge 1033, E.C. and P.Z. FHC c1892/3 photo #499 and caption.

References and Links

Mossenson, David 1967, Entry in the ADB for Lionel Samson

Brown, Patricia 2012, Entry in the ADB for Sir Frederick Samson

Wikipedia article on Lionel Samson

Wikipedia article on Sir Frederick Samson

National Trust pdf about the Samson family


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