Andrew and Christine (Gilman) Thwing, Union, announce the birth of a son, Samuel James Thwing. Born Oct. 27, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Samuel joins Daniel Thwing, 8, Abigail Thwing, 6, and Alison Thwing, 5.

Maternal grandparents are Dan and Cindy Gilman, Robertsville. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Geri Thwing, Gray Summit. Great-grandparent is Carlene Cullen, Robertsville.