Samuel Kitchener Pearson was born in 1896. Sam had a sister Rosemary Pearson who later married an Arthur Kendall Sr. Sam also had a brother. Sam fondly remembered his maternal grandfather Samuel Woodley. Sam served at Flanders towards the end of World War I. In 1915, 19 year old Sam married Grace Armitage and 5 years later, they had 1 child, Annie Pearson in 1920. Sam and his brother used to tell Annie ghost stories as she grew up. Annie later married Jacob Sugden.
Sam worked on The Verney Estate for years as a labourer, and became a farm manager by his retirement. Sam was also a grandfather by then.
Sam was a god fearing and loveable man who could be a grouch to people. He also had a no nonsense attitude and did not suffer fools gladly as he expected people to stick to standards and ways. Sam hated modern ways of living. He objected to unwed mothers and women who had abortions, especially Judy Westrop who had had an abortion. He died in 1984 in his sleep peacefully after winning a pumpkin in a village show the night before.
Sam's legacy would live on. In November 1985, on the 1st anniversary of his death, his daughter Annie visited his grave. Annie mentioned Sam quite a lot in the years after his death. Joe looked at a photo of Sam the day his great grandson Robert Sugden was born in 1986.
"Well it's not yours is it?" (First line)