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Sampson, John D. (1834–1913)

One of the early pioneers of Ballarat in Mr. John D. Sampson died on Wednesday evening at his residence, 39 Grant street. Mr. Sampson, who was in his 80th year, came out from Cornwall in the early fifties. He was for many years well known in local politics, and was treasurer of the Amalgamated Miners' Association and president of the Creswick Miners' Association. His eldest son is Sub-Inspector Sampson, of Melbourne. Other sons are Mr. E. Sampson, Chief Valuer for the Federal Government; Mr. Sidney Sampson, M.H.R. for the Wimmera; and Mr. John Sampson, a well-known pastoralist. Mr. J. Menzies, M.L.A., is a son-in-law. Mr. Sampson had his meal as usual, and after tea he remarked that he thought the end was near.

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