Class of 1940
1940 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
– 18 years old, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Samuelson. He was born in Perry August 15, 1922. In addition to attending school in Perry he went to the Enid schools for two years.
He was a member of the high school boys’ glee club for two years and took part in the operetta in 1937-38. He was in the junior class play last year and he has been a member of the high school band since he was in the seventh grade.
Next year he plans to attend Oklahoma A. and M. college in Stillwater taking a course in architecture.
James Lamont Samuelson
August 15, 1922 – June 3, 1973
James Lamont Samuelson, 50, Oklahoma City, a native of Perry, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Veterans hospital, Oklahoma City, where he had been a patient one month.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Parker chapel with Rev. Tom Kirby, pastor of the First United Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery.
Samuelson, a 1940 graduate of Perry high school, was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Perry, where he was an electrical contractor from 1953-62. He served with Battery C of the 158th field artillery, 45th division, from 1939-45. Samuelson’s usual occupation was housing inspector for housing and urban development authority, Oklahoma City, and he had resided in Edmond and Oklahoma City.
He was a member of the Methodist church, Masonic lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include two daughters, M. Larry (Sonja) Shelby, Moore, Okla.; and Callie Gayle Samuelson, Edmond; three sons, James V. Samuelson and Scott Aaron, Edmond; and Kevin Todd Samuelson, Gore; one step-son, Barry Coppage, Houston, Texas; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred (Connie) Baird, Mobile, Ala.; his mother, Mrs. J. A. Samuelson, Perry; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Maurine) Peters, Del City; Mrs. Carl (Genevieve) Carmichael, Coronado, Calif.; and Mrs. Jean Nicewander, Tulsa; and four grandchildren.