Samuel D. Wonders

Samuel D. Wonders (1890-1980), a consulting engineer and ink manufacturer, was president of the Carter’s Ink Company in Cambridge, Mass., From 1949 to 1955.

Samuel Driscoll Wonders was born on July 30, 1890 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, son of James Crewe Wonders and Nancybelle (Spellman) Wonders. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received a B.S. in 1913.

From 1913 to 1929, Samuel D. Wonders worked as an industrial engineer for various companies in Ohio and Massachusetts, the best known being Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Samuel D. Wonders went to work for Carter’s Ink in 1929 as an industrial engineer and was elected to the board and became general manager in 1935. He was elected president in 1949 after the death of President Richard B. Carter and was served until 1955.

From 1955 he worked as a consulting industrial engineer. He became trustee of Lesley College in Cambridge in 1955 and was elected chairman of the board in 1963 and was acting president of the college from 1959 to 1960.

On October 20, 1920, Samuel D. Wonders married Dixie Ward Braley. After joining Carter’s Ink in 1929, they lived in Watertown. They then moved to Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Samuel D. Wonders died in October 1980, a resident of Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dixie Wonders died on March 3, 1993, also a resident of Peterborough.

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