W.C. Samson, M.D., was born in Batemantown, Knox County, Ohio.; removed with parents to Licking County, Ohio. In 1863 he enlisted in the 76th O. Vet. Vol., was through Gen. Sherman’s campaign, march to the sea, etc., and a large number of the prominent battles; was discharged in July, 1865; returned to Ohio, and after visiting home, came to Ia., again returning to Ohio. to attend the Medical College, at Cincinnati, from which he graduated in 1875. He then came to Cedar Rapids, Ia., and engaged in the practice of medicine with Dr. Yarnell, of that city. In the spring of 1876, removed to Woodbine and is now recognized as one of the leading physicians in the county. He was married April 4th, 1878, to Laura A. Pugsley, at Woodbine. They have one child. Dr. S. has been a member of the city council several years; is a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.