Samuel Wilson Breault
As for Samuel...my mom’s great grandfather was named Samuel and was a well respected and liked businessman. He enjoyed gourmet food and lived in New York City in the Ritz Towers Hotel on Park and 57th. He was awarded the Legion of Honor award by the French during World War I because he played a big role in saving the silk industry in France. According to my grandmother, he was a very generous and kind man.
The final decision on picking my name, however, was made upon a simple reason. My parents preferred Sam to Teddy and so I was named Samuel Wilson Breault.