Samuel Gompers
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Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

Samuel Gompers aka Gumpertz
Born in London, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 17 Nov 1867 (to 9 May 1920) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2009
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Biography

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Samuel Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL). For complete AFL union activity and history, please see[1][2][3]

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Samuel Gompers was born in Middlesex, England.
Samuel Gompers has Jewish Roots.

Samuel Gompers was born Samuel Gumpertz on 27 January 1850 in London, England.[4][5][6] Samuel and his parents, Solomon and Sarah (Root or Roth) Gumpertz emigrated from England to the the United States in 1863.[7]He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in New York on 4 October 1872.[8]
Samuel married Sophia Julian, daughter of David and Rosette (Ellison) Julian on 17 November 1867 in Manhattan, New York. He was 17 and she was 16 and a co-worker of Samuel's at the cigar factory where they worked.[9]Samuel and Sophia had several children in succession, the first child born within a year of their marriage; however, all of their names, birth and death dates are not known. Listed children from various sources include:

  1. Solomon Samuel [Gumperts][10] (b. 17 Nov 1867, Manhattan; d. bef. 1924)
  2. Samuel J. (b. Sep 1868, Manhattan; d. aft 1924)
  3. David [Gompers][11] (b. 11 April 1870, Manhattan; d. bef 1880)
  4. Rosetta (Gompers) Mitchell (b. 10 Feb 1872, Manhattan; d. 2 May 1899, Manhattan)[12]
  5. Henry Julian [Gomperts][13] (b. 23 January 1874, Manhattan; d. aft 1924)
  6. Abram [Gompertz][14] (b. 5 April 1876, Manhattan, d. bef 1924)
  7. Alexander Julian [Gumpert][15] (b. 28 Feb 1878, Manhattan; d. aft 1924)
  8. David [Gomperts][16] (b. 6 Aug 1880, Manhattan; d. bef 1924)
  9. Sadie (b. abt 1884, prob. Manhattan; d. bef 1924)

Between Samuel and Sophie, there are FamilySearch birth records for Solomon, the two Davids, Henry and Alexander, a death record for Rose, and a census listing for Sadie. Samuel, the eldest son, Henry, and Alexander, the youngest son, are listed in Samuel's probate record along with his two Mitchell granddaughters and his second wife, Gertrude Ainsley (Gleaves) Gompers. According to the 1900 census records, Samuel was 50 years old, had been married for about 20 years and was residing with his aunt, uncle and cousins in Manhattan, New York.[17] In the 1910 census, Samuel was 60 years of age and living in Washington, D.C, with his wife, Sophia 59 years of age, and daughter, Sadie, 26-years-old. Samuel and Sophia were both listed as having been born in England and Sadie in New York. His parents were listed as being born in Holland.[18]In 1920, Samuel was in his own home in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Sophia, Son Alexander J. Gompers, 40 (b. New York), daughter-in law, Ella, 39 (b. England), three granddaughters: Esther R. (16 years, b. WDC); Sophia J. (14 years, b. WDC), May R. (11 years, b. NY), and friend Ernest O. Irish.[19]
Samuel's wife, Sophie, died on 6 May 1920 in Washington, D.C.[20] Reportedly, he experienced a great deal of loneliness following her death and remarried a year later (about 1921) to Gertrude Ainsley (Gleaves). She is listed in his probate record.[21]
Samuel Gompers did a great deal of national and international travel on behalf of the AFL. Indeed, he was in Mexico City in 1924 when his health took a serious turn. He wanted to die on U.S. soil. A special train was scheduled to return Samuel to the United States. He died on 13 December 1924 in San Antonio, Texas "on U.S. soil."[22]His body was returned to New York and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.[23]Samuel Gompers' will was registered in Probate on 20 December 1924 in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.[24]

Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Gompers
  2. https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/samuel-gompers
  3. https://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/samuel-gompers/
  4. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 31st October 2019), database entry for Gumpertz, Samuel (Mother's maiden surname: Root), GRO Reference: 1850 M Quarter in Whitechapel, Volume 02 Page 625.
  5. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26GF-M3Q : 1 October 2014), Samuel Gumpertz, 1850; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Whitechapel, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDX-BWQN : 16 March 2018), Samuel Gompers, 1909; citing Passport Application, District Of Columbia, United States, source certificate #7449, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 87, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  7. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939V-5RY8-D?cc=1849782&wc=MX62-Y38%3A165806501 : 15 August 2014), 231 - 10 Jul 1863-30 Jul 1863 > image 500 of 515; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. "New York Naturalization Index (Soundex), 1792-1906," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G937-DSH4-J?cc=2043782&wc=SFC5-929%3A1399095401 : 4 February 2015), Roll 92, G463-G540 (Gellert, Abram-Ganley, William H) > image 1648 of 5742; citing NARA microfilm publication M1674 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24Z5-3NR : 10 February 2018), Samuel Gompers and Sophia Julian, 17 Nov 1867; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,544,128.
  10. "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDR2-VBH : 11 February 2018), Sophia Juleain in entry for Solomon Gumperts, 04 Sep 1868; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,315,316.
  11. "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27BZ-P6Q : 11 February 2018), Samuel Gompers in entry for David Gompers, 11 Apr 1870; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 50899 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,028.
  12. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WB8-5PW : 10 February 2018), Samuel Gompers in entry for Rose Mitchell, 02 May 1899; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,959.
  13. "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD5G-6XR : 11 February 2018), Sophia Julian Gomperts in entry for Henry Gomperts, 23 Jan 1874; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,322,072.
  14. "New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDY9-XR4 : 11 February 2018), Sophia Julian in entry for Abram Gomperts, 05 Apr 1876; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,322,101.
  15. "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27BY-GBS : 11 February 2018), Samuel Gumpert in entry for Alexander Gumpert, 28 Feb 1878; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 228463 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,125.
  16. "New York, New York City Births, 1846-1909," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:271F-5V2 : 11 February 2018), Samuel Gomperts in entry for David Gomperts, 06 Aug 1880; citing Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, reference cn 290454 New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,155.
  17. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS2M-2GH : accessed 1 November 2019), Samuel Gompers in household of Emma Gompers, Borough of Manhattan, Election District 6 New York City Ward 33, New York County, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 922, sheet 10A, family 210, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,122.
  18. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKLJ-V62 : accessed 1 November 2019), Samuel Gompers, Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 164, sheet 6A, family 120, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 153; FHL microfilm 1,374,166.
  19. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNLT-CNL : accessed 1 November 2019), Samuel Gompers, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing ED 167, sheet 6A, line 5, family 101, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 210; FHL microfilm 1,820,210.
  20. "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7T3-WQN : accessed 15 November 2019), Samuel Gompers in entry for Sophia Julian Gompers, 06 May 1920, District of Columbia, United States; citing reference ID cn 259422, District Records Center, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,115,939.
  21. Probate Records (District of Columbia), 1801-1930; Author: District of Columbia. Register of Wills; Probate Place: District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9083/007652906_00341?pid=205191&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9083%26h%3D205191%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DiSY37758%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&usePUB=true&_phsrc=iSY37758&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.61514092.1507297702.1573762868-1183313630.1570164016
  22. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GY14-CB15?cc=1983324&wc=9T4G-SPD%3A263835801%2C266266701%2C266432701 : 22 July 2014), Death certificates > 1924 > Vol 075, certificates 037001-037500, Nov-Dec, Webb-Bexar counties > image 351 of 506; State Registrar Office, Austin.
  23. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG1-HLHP : 13 December 2015), Samuel Gompers, 1924; Burial, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States of America, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery; citing record ID 134848374, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com
  24. Probate Records (District of Columbia), 1801-1930; Author: District of Columbia. Register of Wills; Probate Place: District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9083/007652906_00341?pid=205191&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9083%26h%3D205191%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DiSY37758%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&usePUB=true&_phsrc=iSY37758&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.61514092.1507297702.1573762868-1183313630.1570164016

Acknowledgements

  • If inclined, please thank Carol Baldwin of the England Team for adding biography, birth, marriage, death, 1910 and 1920 census sources, Notables and Jewish religion stickers to this profile.
  • If inclined, please thank Raewyn Vincent of the England Team for adding birth location sticker, 1900 census London birth and passport sources to this profile.


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Hi Kyle,

This profile is a notable and needs to have some work done on it to get it up to speed. This was a great man and we're pleased you started the profile, but Samuel's profile does need some TLC and possible management by one of the regional projects.

If you could add myself and Carol Baldwin to the trusted list, that would be fantastic.

Thank you and thank you for your valued contribution to our global tree :) Raewyn.

posted by Raewyn Vincent