Samuel Hugh Brockunier Jr 1903-1992
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 27 Feb 2003
Samuel Hugh Brockunier Jr, born 17 Nov 1903, Wheeling, WV; died in the Middlesex Memorial Hospital on died February 05, 1992 in Middletown, CT. Married Eloise Marcy in 1933. Samuel was a Professor of History at Wesleyan University in CT. On Page 30-33 of the The Bragunier Family in America by Britain Bragunier Robinson 1969, Brittain states that Samuel Hugh Brockunier in 1968 was on the faculty of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT & provided the first information on this branch of the family (Henry Brockunier). Samuel Hugh Brockunier was educated at Harvard University A.B 1926; M.A. 1928; PhD 1937, see Who's Who.
In 1967 Samuel was living at 390 Pine Street, Middletown, Connecticut.
February 27, 2003 a note from Samuel's son Nicholas Brockunier. When my dad died he probably saw it coming and would have preferred to be in California - in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where he was transplanted at age 6. He always said he was reborn in those mountains at the age of 6 and belonged there. Mom never really had the same feelings about that, though I do. Maybe that kind of place is where I belong when I die, except in western Maryland.
I think if you add anything to his bio you might want to say he always loved the California Sierra Nevada Mountains and the West, even though he lived most of his life in the East. He never forgot how wonderful the West was (Nevada City and Grass Valley], where he grew up until his father's mines closed and the family moved first to somewhere near Sacramento, and then to San Francisco (somewhere across the street from Golden Gate Park, where he said there was some fair he used to go to after school]. Right - it was the World Exposition of 1915 - that's what I learned later. People are funny in how they remember and describe things, aren't they?
Maiin Source: Nicholas Brockunier (email & snail mail)
The Bragonier Family by Georgiana H. Randall 1969.
The Bragunier Family in America by Brittian Bragunier Robinson 1969
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