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Samuel Brashear Avis
Birth: Feb. 19, 1872
Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1924
Charleston
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

U.S. Congressman. Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, he graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced the practice of law in Charleston, West Virginia. During the Spanish-American War, he served as a Captain in command of Company A, 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army. After the war, he was prosecuting attorney of Kanawha County, (1900-12) and as assistant United States attorney for the southern district of West Virginia, in 1904. In 1913, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, serving until 1915. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and was killed at age 52 by lightning in Charleston, West Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Spring Hill Cemetery
Charleston
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 25, 2003
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Your service to our country is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 18, 2015

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jul. 22, 2013
I'm sorry you left us so tragically, Samuel. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: May. 28, 2012
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