TUPPER LAKE FREE PRESS, Wed, Feb 1981
Walter D. Sample dies at 104
Walter D. Sample of 104 Bailey Ave.
Plattsburgh, died Saturday, Feb. 14, in
the CVPH Medical Center in that city.
He was born in Hemmingford,
Quebec on Oct. 9, 1876, the son of
William & Margaret (Robson) Sample.
Mr. Sample operated the family
farm on Robson Street, in the township
of Hemmingford from the late 3890’s
until he and his wife, the former Mina
Rogers, came to live in Plattsburgh, in
June, 1947. He helped his daughter
operate the Sandy Beach Motel & Cottages
on Margaret Street until the early
1960’s. Mrs. Sample died in 1959.
Mr. Sample was a member of the
United Methodist Church in Plattsburgh.
His survivors include one son,
Wilmer of Hemmingford; five
daughters, Phyllis Sample, Mrs. Verne
(Evelyn) Parrotte, and Mrs. Gladys
Perras, all of Plattsburgh; Mrs. Ethel
Smith of Hemmingford and Mrs.
Clarence (Reta) Gale of Childwold,
N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 25 greatgrandchildren
and 7 great-greatgrandchildren.
Two other members of the family
predeceased, Mrs. Harold (Pearl)
McNaughton, in July, 1948 and
Melbourne Sample in October, 1941, both
A prayer service was held at the R.
W. Walker Funeral Home before leaving
for services in the St. Andrews United
Church in Hemmingford, with Rev.
Richard Campbell, pastor of United
Methodist Church in Plattsburgh,
conducting the service and reciting
burial prayers at the Knox United
Church Cemetery on Robson Street.
Two hymns were sung by Ronald
Wood of Plattsburgh – Precious
Memories, by J.B. Wright and Precious
Lord Take My Hand, by Herman Voss.
Bearers were Dale McNaughton, Scott
McNaughton, Thomas Gale, Gene and
Neil Chauvin and Billy Perras, all greatgrandsons,
and honorary bearers were,
Ted Perras, Frank Gale, Ross McNaughton,
Reggie Perras and Wayne
McNaughton, all grandsons.