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  • ID: I15036
  • Name: Samuel Dorr FAULKNER
  • Surname: Faulkner
  • Given Name: Samuel Dorr
  • Prefix: Judge
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 14 Nov 1835 in Dansville,Livingston,NY
  • Death: 9 Aug 1878 in Dansville,Livingston,NY
  • _UID: 00F5CF9657811D469D2A088B5359A09CD7AA
  • Note:
    OBITUARY RECORD
    OF
    GRADUATES OF YALE COLLEGE
    DECEASED FROM JUNE, 1870, TO JUNE, 1880,
    PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF
    THE ALUMNI,
    1870-80.
    NEW HAVEN :
    TUTTLE, MORE HOUSE & TAYLOR.
    1 880.


    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

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    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.
  • Change Date: 8 Jan 2010 at 00:00:00



    Father: James FAULKNER b: 21 Jan 1790 in Cambridge,Washington,NY
    Mother: Minerva HAMMOND b: 2 Oct 1795 in Bath,Steuben,NY
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