Dr. Hugh Rae Gordon Samson was born on the 11th of August, 1921 in London, Ontario. His parents Hugh Rae Samson and the former Catherine Farrell, were born and raised in Scotland. They immigrated to Canada in 1920. In 1922, Dr. Samson moved to Essex County with his parents. In 1935, Dr. Samson and his parents lived at 637 Peter Street in the Town of Sandwich (Essex County) and his father was a stockkeeper at the General Motors plant in Windsor. In 1937 Dr. Samson and his parents lived at 1248 Pierre Avenue in Windsor. On the 2nd of February, 1937 his father died at Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor. Dr. Samson was 15 years old.
Dr. Samson attended the University of Western Ontario and graduated M.D. in 1945. He interned at Parkwood Hospital in London.
Dr. Samson married Virginia Hoover in 1946 and they had 5 children, 1 son and 4 daughters.
By August of 1947 Dr. and Mrs. Samson were living in Chatham. They resided at 162 Elizabeth Street and his medical office was located at 247 King Street West. According to the 1954 Vernons City of Chatham Business Directory, Dr. Samson’s office had re-located to 51 Grand Avenue West.
In the 1960’s Dr. Samson lived in California. According to the 1968 Downey City Business Directory his medical practice was located at 24-10734 S. Paramount Blvd. His first marriage ended in divorce and he married Jacqueline N. Breton on the 3rd of August, 1970. Mrs. Jacqueline Samson was born on the 14th of July, 1930.
Dr. Samson died in Dade City, Florida on the 21st of February, 1985. He was buried at York Cemetery in Toronto. Mrs. Jacqueline Samson died on the 26th of October, 2010. She was buried next to her husband at York Cemetery.