Samuel D. Wonders

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Samuel D. Wonders (1890–1980), a consulting engineer and ink manufacturer, was president of the Carter's Ink Company, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1949 to 1955.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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

Early career[edit]

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

Career with Carter's Ink[edit]

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 served until 1955.

Later career[edit]

Starting in 1955, he worked as a consulting industrial engineer. He became a 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 he joined Carter's Ink in 1929, they lived in Watertown. They later moved to Peterborough, New Hampshire.


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


  1. ^ Who Was Who in America, Vol. IX (1985–1989) Wilmette: Marquis Who's Who MacMillan Directory Division, p.386.