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SAMUELS Dorothy Priscilla

Female 1897 - 1997  (99 years)Deceased


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  • Name  SAMUELS Dorothy Priscilla  [1
    Born  9 Nov 1897  London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Soc Sec Num  1963  , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    054-38-2487 
    • Her last residence is listed as Clearwater, Pinellas, FL (zip code 34616). The SSN was issued under the name Dorothy Schermerhorn.
    Died  1 Jul 1997  Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age  99 years 
    Person ID  I657  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  16 May 2013 

    Father  SAMUELS Frederick,   b. , , Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  CORNELIUS Susan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F2874  Group Sheet

    Family  SCHERMERHORN Leon David,   b. 18 Nov 1897, , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1990  Age: 92 years 
    Married  28 Dec 1928  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SCHERMERHORN Steven George
     2. SCHERMERHORN Geoffrey Frederick
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F260  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Nov 1897 - London, , Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1928 - Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSoc Sec Num - 054-38-2487 - 1963 - , , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1997 - Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • When remembering her childhood, Dorothy mentioned Billericay, which is 20 mi. from London. She attended private school and remembers hearing German planes going overhead to London during WWI.

      She worked in an office in Brentwood at Warley Barracks for about 2 years when she was 17-18 yrs old. During this time, she lived at home.

      Her father, Frederick Samuels, had worked for a wealthy man in London as his secretary. Frederick came from Cambridgeshire and his father had a bakery.

      Her mother Susan's parents were farmers in Dorsetshire -western England.

      Dorothy worked as clerk at the Bank of England in London for several years during WWI. She remembered Armistis in London 1918. Out of work after WWI over, she went to school for typing and shorthand in 1918.

      Her family left England due to food/ job shortage. Claude, her brother, went to the US fist, and settled in Schenectady,NY.

      Jack [husband of Viv] and Viv went to USA next. Then Dorothy traveled next on the Cunard boat, MMauritania She landed in New York and lived with Jack and Viv. She got a secretarial job for and industry that made appliances, and then got a job working for the Humane Society on Eagle St. in Albany, NY for several years.

      She lived with her parents on 3rd St. in Rennselaer, N.Y.

      She met her husband, Leon S. while boarding in Albany, and they married in 1928.

      She was a US citizen by 1930, and visited England by boat and plane.

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, (\i Ancestry.com\i0  (www.ancestry.com : Apr 2010)), entry for Dorothy Schermerhorn, 1997, SS no. 054-38-2487, accessed 5 Nov 2010 (Reliability: 3), 5 Nov 2010.