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Samuel Danielson Backus (1825-1896)


Samuel Danielson Backus (1825-1896)
American draftsman, telegraph operator & civil engineer ;
Samuel D Backus ; Samuel Backus ; S.D. Backus ; S. D. Backus ; Sam Backus ;
[Born December 26, 1825 in Woodstock?, CT – died April 25, 1896 in Canandaigua, NY in his home of kidney disease [Bright’s disease]]


FAD record control number: 50989 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Samuel Danielson Backus (1825-1896) biography:

Birth: December 26, 1825 in Woodstock?, CT  ;
Death: April 25, 1896 in Canandaigua, NY in his home of kidney disease [Bright’s disease] ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Capricorn ;

Known for: Large scale state sponsored civil projects ;
Medium: Drawing ; drafting ;
Technique: Pen & ink ;
Subjects: Buildings ;

Areas: Woodstock?, CT ; Brooklyn, NY ; New York, NY ; Poughkeepsie, NY ; Brunswick, ME ; Canandaigua, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Poughkeepsie, NY ;
Father: Samuel Backus (1787-1862) ;
Mother: Sarah Danielson (1791-1878) ;
Spouse: Zilpha A (Clark) Backus (1834-1915), wife ;



Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1868) ;




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Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

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Record birth date:
May 13, 2019


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