Name: Samuel Dorr FAULKNER
Given Name: Samuel Dorr
Birth: 14 Nov 1835 in Dansville,Livingston,NY
Death: 9 Aug 1878 in Dansville,Livingston,NY
Change Date: 8 Jan 2010 at 00:00:00
GRADUATES OF YALE COLLEGE
DECEASED FROM JUNE, 1870, TO JUNE, 1880,
PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF
NEW HAVEN :
TUTTLE, MORE HOUSE & TAYLOR.
SAMUEL DORR FAULKNER, son of Hon. James Faulkner and
Minerva (Hammond) Faulkner, was born in Dansville, N. Y.,
Nov. 14, 1835.
He entered colllege at the age of 20, graduating in the same
class with an older and a younger brother. After graduation he
studied law in the Albany Law School, and was admitted to the
bar in May, 1860. In the following November he entered into
partnership with S. Hubbard, Esq., for the practice of law in
Dansville, which co-partnership existed till 1864, when Mr.
Hubbard was elected County Judge. In 1862 he was appointed
Supervisor of Dansville, to fill a vacancy, and was elected to the
same position in the two succeeding years. In 1866 he was
elected to the New York Assembly as a democrat, in a district
which was strongly republican, and in 1871 was elected County
Judge and Surrogate, overcoming an opposition majority of over
1,000. In 1874 he received the democratic nomination for
Congress in his district, and in the situation of parties at that
time his election would have been certain if he had consented to
run ; but the state of his health would not permit him to enter the
canvass. In the fall of 1877 he was re-elected County Judge and
Surrogate for a second term of six years, overcoming as before a
very large opposition majority.
In the fall of 1873, his unremitting application to judicial and
professional duties brought on a hemorrhage of the lungs which
compelled him to spend the remaining winters of his life in
Florida or Colorado. From each of these visits he returned
apparently much strengthened, but only to exhaust himself again
by close attention to his duties. On the 22d of July, 1878, while
returning home from a session of court, the horse he was driving
stumbled and fell, and the shock which he received from the
accident brought on a succession of hemorrhages, which caused
his death, at Dansville, on August 9th, in the 43d year of his age.
He was unmarried.
Judge Faulkner was widely known through Western New
York, and had attained an enviable reputation for judicial integ-
rity, as well as oratorical abilities.
Father: James FAULKNER b: 21 Jan 1790 in Cambridge,Washington,NY
Mother: Minerva HAMMOND b: 2 Oct 1795 in Bath,Steuben,NY