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Sample, Prince Albert, Jr.

(born: September 28, 1878  -  died: June 1956) 

Born in Mt. Sterling, KY, Prince Albert Sample, Jr. was one of the founders and organizers of the Pullman Porters Benefit Association of America, Inc., for whom he served as comptroller. He was an investigator and welfare worker for the Pullman Co. in New York City at the Penn Terminal.

Sample had also been president of the Jersey City NAACP Branch and a member of the Odd Fellows. He was also assistant editor of the Wisconsin Advocate, special correspondent for the Evening Wisconsin, and business manager and city editor of the Wisconsin Weekly Advocate. Sample had been a candidate for the New Jersey Legislature and a World War I veteran.

He and his wife Bertha Tarpley Sample, from North Carolina, lived at 101 Virginia Avenue in Jersey City in 1930, according to the U.S. Federal Census. He was the son of Kitty and Rev. P. A. Sample, Sr., who had been pastor of the C. M. E. Church in Allensville, KY and several other locations in the state. Rev. P. A. Sample, Sr. and his wife were from Mississippi. There were three children in the family when they were enumerated in the 1880 U.S. Census.

Prince Sample, Jr. was a 1908 law graduate of the University of Michigan [source: The Michiganensian: a yearbook for 1908, pp. 11-62]. He died in Jersey City, NJ in June of 1956, according to the New Jersey Death Index in Ancestry.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; and "A Southern Trip," Wisconsin Weekly Advocate, 6/16/1904, p. 4.

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