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Sargeant, Samuel Stephen (1892-1957) | Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Name: Sargeant, Samuel Stephen (1892-1957)

Historical Note: Samuel Stephen Sargent, son of John and Marie Turner Sargent, was born in Hutton Township,Coles County, on September 12, 1892. He died at age 64 on February 2, 1957. He grew up on afarm near Hutton, but went to the city high school and Normal School in Charleston. He wasmarried 5 times in his life. His last marriage, to Bertie Irene Thompson, took place March 16,1942, in Fort Worth, Texas. Bertie was born on February 4, 1904, and was the last survivingmember of generation of Sargents.Bertie lived in the old Sargent homestead in Hutton. Samuel Sargent had several nieces andnephews, but no children of his own. He had two sisters living in Los Angeles; their names wereMrs. Opal Hodges and Mrs. Coral Kuen. He was the brother of the artist Paul T. Sargent and thefarmer John Sargent. His two oldest sisters, Margaret and Ruby, left descendents with the lastnames of Cox and Lee.Samuel Sargent was the family historian and genealogist and collected information on hisancestors. He did research into the other families’ histories of Hutton Township and other localareas. His intention was to compile a book of all the early residents of the area and their families.He interviewed older residents of the area and copied church and cemetery records. He establisheda family tree for the collection but he died before he could complete his work.Except for living a few years in California, Mr. Sargent resided in Hutton Township all his life.From 1942 to 1947, he operated a farm with his brother John. He was a member of the CharlestonMasonic Lodge and of the Order of the Eastern Star. He belonged to the Royal and Select Mastersof Illinois.

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