Wilson, Samuel

Wilson, Samuel “Uncle Sam”

(1766–1854) meat packer; born in West Cambridge (now Arlington), Mass. A Revolutionary War veteran, he started a meatpacking plant in Troy, New York. The meat that he shipped to the army during the War of 1812 was stamped "U.S." The U.S. referred to U.S. properties but was then somewhat humorously said to stand for "Uncle Sam" Wilson. As the term "Uncle Sam" came into more widespread use as a symbol of the United States (after 1815), it has been generally claimed that it owes its origin to Samuel Wilson's nickname.
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Young participants in the parol workshop were also cited for their works, namely, Jacob Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Annabel Wilson, Gianna Casiple, Brianna Casiple, Elean Moreno, Luc Moreno, Tyson Lay, Shine Tejada and Gianpaolo Bragais.
Marley, Devila Martin, Darlene Kay McCormick, Rachel McQuerry, Steven Ray Mead, Rodney Lynn Morton, Jenny Elizabeth Mullen, Mechele Neal, Ann Marie Overdorf, Juanita Faye Perry, Kerrie Marie Salamone, Ryan Smokovitz, David Tosh, Vanja Trubajic, Windia Wilbert, Matthew Wilder, Jacqueline Adair Wilson, Samuel James Younger
Provisional squad - Gallacher, J Paterson, C Innes, Archibald, McCracken, Easton, McInnes, Kerr, Miller, McIntyre, Griffin, Dodds, Wilson, Samuel, Bullock, Coyle, Robson.