Samuel moved to Connecticut after 1891 and began his family. While in Connecticut, he either began, or continued boxing under the name Samuel Peters, or Peter Samuels. Family lore has it that something happened with a fight gone wrong, or problems with his fighters, so the family relocated to Massachusetts. While there, Samuel took up teaching the sport of boxing, once more.
|Some of Samuel Rondeau's boxers, circa late 1920's, Massachusetts|
|Samuel Rondeau with his boxers, circa 1930's, Massachusetts|
|My grandmother called this one "Adam and Eve in the Garden"|
|This is a painting of an Indian, which is in possession of a distant cousin, Susan Elder.|
Samuel Rondeau died in 1964 at the age of 85, having outlived two wives. He was said to have run several miles a day, and lived off of good, healthy living.
|Samuel Rondeau, circa 1930's, Massachusetts.|
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** Pictures of Samuel Rondeau, including that of his boxers, were scanned images of photocopies provided to me by Mary Campbell. Images of the artwork are digital copies of the originals taken by me, or Susan Elder.