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Samuel Wynne
(1846-1905)

Samuel Brindley Wynn, a school teacher in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania was born in Pennsylvania February 15, 1846, the son of Samuel Wynn and Margaret Brindley. He married Nettie Free in 1872 and together they had five sons, Alvin, Paul, Samuel Olaf (1881-1945), Harry and Earle. By 1900 he is listed as Superintendant (Principal) of the Phoenixville high school, a post he held for 19 years, and Nettie is listed as Assistant Superintendant. He died of a sudden heart attack on April 25, 1905 in the home of his sister in Barnston, Chester County, and was buried in Phoenixville. He was described as "a man of kindly disposition and was highly respected." His very brief will, which mention no mineral collection, simply leaves all of his "personal property" to his wife.

Samuel Wynne's tan-paper mineral label (probably the earlier one) is rather generic in design, but his pink-paper labels were designed more or less identically to those of some of the other Chester County mineral collectors of his day, such as William W. Jefferis (q.v.) and Isaac S. Kirk (q.v.).
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