Samuel Lincoln Belknap ’43 died on January 13, 2004, in Damariscotta.
Samuel Lincoln Belknap ’43 died on January 13, 2004, in Damariscotta. Born there on September 1, 1921, he prepared for college at Lincoln Academy and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1943, he worked as a chemist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, during World War II and then entered Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After receiving his M.D. degree in 1948, he interned at the Maine Medical Center in Portland for two years and then joined his father, Dr. Robert W. Belknap ’13 in practice in Damariscotta, specializing in obstetrics. For many years he was the chief of staff at Miles Memorial Hospital there. He was a member of Jake’s Rangers, a hunting and fishing group made up of friends with whom he grew up, who spent a lot of time fishing in Baxter State Park and hunting in Cherryfield. Surviving are his wife, Lucy Sisson Belknap, whom he married in 1946; a son, Samuel L. Belknap, Jr. of Damariscotta; two brothers, Robert W. Belknap, Jr. ’45 and David J. Belknap ’58, both of Damariscotta; two sisters, Ruth Bickford and Martha Reed, both of Damariscotta; and a grandson.