Irving Earl Sams was born, April 29, 1895 at Clarion, Iowa and died November 16, 1965 following a lengthy illness and failing health. Afteratending collegeand university he joined the United States Navy on April 7, 1917 during World War I, serving through April 30, 1919. After discharge from the service he was in the General Insurance business in Clarion until 1925. He joined Mill Owners Insurance Co. in 1925 being transferred to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as General Manager in 1930. He continued his work with the company until retirement in 1956.
Irving and Kathryn Mae Keagy were married on September 4, 1919 at the bride's home in Independence Iowa, with Rev. Mackintosh Eppworth, grandfather of the bride performing the ceremony and Miss Margery Sams, Miss Mildred Oliff and Lawrence Lynn Sams as attendants. Two children were born to this union:
Joseph Reed Sams (Joe) was born, August 18, 1923 at Clarion, Iowa.
Henry Lee Sams was born August 28, 1929 at Clarion, Iowa.
Both sons would also end up in the insurance business in the Hamilton area, although with different companies.for a Taphophile Tragics at the Waterdown Union Cemetery