How exciting to know you are my great grandfather William Samuel Locke's granddaughter. My grandmother, Lula Maude Locke, was from his first marriage to Tryphenia Ryerse. Lula married Frank Nelson Hood (she was his 2nd wife and raised his children from his first marriage). She had 5 of her own, including my father, Gordon Keith Hood (a twin to Gilbert Kee). My research revealed William Samuel was very involved in local politics and had a park named after him. Another distant relative sent me a copy of his death notification from the local paper that listed his accomplishments. Small world.