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in chronological order

  Joshua Fry (1699-1754) — of Albemarle County, Va. Born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, 1699. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1740. Surveyor and co-author with Peter Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson's father) of a famous early map titled "Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, containing the whole province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina." Upon his death, the young George Washington took command of Virginia's military forces. Died, of injuries received in a fall from his horse, near Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., May 31, 1754 (age about 54 years). Original interment somewhere in Allegany County, Md.; reinterment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Md.
  Relatives: Father of John Fry and Henry Fry; second great-grandfather of James Speed (1812-1887); third great-grandfather of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914), William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt; fourth great-grandfather of Olive Speed (1869-1948; who married Frederic Moseley Sackett, Jr.) and William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Moses Cockrell (1767-1800) — of Lee County, Va. Born in Augusta County, Va., 1767. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1799-1800. Dreamed one night that there was a white otter down in his salt well; in the morning, he had himself lowered into the well in a basket; the basket broke, and he fell to his death, or perhaps drowned, in Lee County, Va., 1800 (age about 33 years). Interment somewhere in Lee County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Simon Cockrell and Mary Magdalene (Vardeman) Cockrell (1752-1819); married to Barthenia Chadwell (1775-1848); uncle by marriage of Jeremiah Weldon South; uncle of Elisha Logan Cockrell, Harrison Cockrill, Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; granduncle of John T. Crisp and Ewing Cockrell; great-granduncle of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944).
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Harvie (1742-1807) — of Richmond, Va. Born in Albemarle County, Va., 1742. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1777-78; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; mayor of Richmond, Va., 1785-86; secretary of state of Virginia, 1788. His estate later became the site of Hollywood Cemetery. Fell from a ladder, and died as a result, in Richmond, Va., February 6, 1807 (age about 64 years). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jeremiah Fogg (1762-1810) — of Kensington, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in North Hampton, Rockingham County, N.H., March 7, 1762. Member of New Hampshire state senate 2nd District, 1796-1802. According to family legend, killed by a fall into an open well while drunk, October 26, 1810 (age 48 years, 233 days). Interment at Fogg Cemetery, North Hampton, N.H.
  Edward Hempstead (1780-1817) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in New London, New London County, Conn., June 3, 1780. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Missouri Territory, 1812-14. Was thrown from a horse, which resulted in his death six days later, at St. Louis, Mo., August 10, 1817 (age 37 years, 68 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Hempstead County, Ark. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Arthur St. Clair (1734-1818) — Born in Scotland, March 23, 1734. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1785-87; Governor of Northwest Territory, 1788-1802; Federalist candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1790. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons. Injured in a fall from an overturned horsedrawn cart, and died a few days later, near Youngstown, Westmoreland County, Pa., August 31, 1818 (age 84 years, 161 days). Interment at Old St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Mary E. Baldridge (who married James Henry Lane (1814-1866)).
  Political family: Lane family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
  St. Clair County, Ala., St. Clair County, Ill., St. Clair County, Mich. and St. Clair County, Mo. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Arthur St. Clair VanceArthur St. Clair Colyar
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) — also known as William W. Bibb — of Petersburg, Elbert County, Ga. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., October 2, 1781. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1803; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1807-13 (4th District 1807, at-large 1807-09, 1st District 1809-11, at-large 1811-13); U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1813-16; Governor of Alabama Territory, 1817-19; Governor of Alabama, 1819-20; died in office 1820. Fell from his horse, sustained internal injuries, and died in Autauga County, Ala., July 9, 1820 (age 38 years, 281 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Elmore County, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of William Bibb and Sally (Wyatt) Bibb; brother of Thomas Bibb (1783-1839); married 1803 to Mary Freeman; granduncle of Albert Taylor Goodwyn; cousin *** of David Bibb Graves.
  Political family: Bibb-Graves family of Montgomery, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Willis Roberts
  Bibb counties in Ala. and Ga. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Isaac Griffin (1756-1827) — of Fayette County, Pa. Born in Kent County, Del., February 27, 1756. Democrat. Justice of the peace; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1808-12; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1813-17. Died from the effects of a fall from a wagon, on his estate in Nicholson Township, Fayette County, Pa., October 12, 1827 (age 71 years, 227 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Pa.
  Relatives: Great-grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson; second great-grandfather of Charles Hudson Griffin (1926-1989).
  Political family: Wilson-Griffin family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny (1769-1829) — also known as Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny — of Louisiana. Born in France, June 30, 1769. Secretary of state of Louisiana, 1820-28; Governor of Louisiana, 1828-29; died in office 1829. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died, after being thrown from a horsedrawn carriage, in Gretna, Jefferson Parish, La., October 6, 1829 (age 60 years, 98 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.
Richard Skinner Richard Skinner (1778-1833) — of Manchester, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 30, 1778. Democrat. Lawyer; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1801-13; probate judge in Vermont, 1805-13; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; justice of Vermont state supreme court, 1815-16; chief justice of Vermont Supreme Court, 1823-28; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1818; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1818; Governor of Vermont, 1820-23. Injured when he fell from a horse-drawn carriage, and died soon after, in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., May 23, 1833 (age 54 years, 358 days). Interment at Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, Vt.
  Relatives: Married to Fanny Pierpont (died 1843).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
  Luther Lawrence (1778-1839) — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Groton, Middlesex County, Mass., September 28, 1778. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1812-22; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1822; mayor of Lowell, Mass., 1838-39; died in office 1839. While showing a visitor around his woolen mill, he accidentally fell into a wheel pit, hit his head, and died soon after, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., April 17, 1839 (age 60 years, 201 days). Interment at Groton Cemetery, Groton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Lawrence (1754-1827) and Susanna (Parker) Lawrence (1755-1845); brother of Abbott Lawrence; married, June 19, 1805, to Lucy Bigelow (1774-1843); uncle of Amos Adams Lawrence and Samuel Abbott Green; second great-granduncle of Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; third great-granduncle of William Lawrence Saltonstall; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Moore Bancroft; third cousin once removed of Alonzo M. Garcelon; third cousin twice removed of John Albion Andrew, Charles Courtney Pinkney Holden, Ebenezer Gregg Danforth Holden, Winfield Scott Holden and Alonzo Marston Garcelon; third cousin thrice removed of John Forrester Andrew, Henry Hersey Andrew, Charles Wayne Holden and Gordon Woodbury (1863-1924).
  Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Burwell Bassett (1764-1841) — of Williamsburg, Va. Born in New Kent County, Va., March 18, 1764. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1787-89, 1819-21; member of Virginia state senate, 1794-1805; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1805-13, 1815-19, 1821-29 (at-large 1805-07, 12th District 1807-09, 22nd District 1809-11, 12th District 1811-13, 13th District 1815-19, 8th District 1821-29). Died, after a fall from his horse, in New Kent County, Va., February 26, 1841 (age 76 years, 345 days). Interment at Eltham Plantation, New Kent County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Burwell Bassett (1734-1793) and Anna Marie (Dandridge) Bassett (1739-1777); brother of Frances Bassett (1767-1796; who married Tobias Lear (1762-1816)); married to Ann Claiborne; nephew of Martha Dandridge (1731-1802; who married George Washington); first cousin of Carter Bassett Harrison and William Henry Harrison (1773-1841); first cousin once removed of John Scott Harrison; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); first cousin thrice removed of Russell Benjamin Harrison; first cousin four times removed of William Henry Harrison (1896-1990); second cousin once removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley; third cousin of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; third cousin once removed of Peyton Randolph, Thomas Marshall, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and James Keith Marshall; third cousin twice removed of Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin thrice removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd and Harry Bartow Hawes.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Milner Echols (1798-1847) — also known as Robert M. Echols — of Walton County, Ga. Born near Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., 1798. Member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1824-29; member of Georgia state senate, 1830-44; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Killed in action when he fell from his horse during battle, at National Bridge (Puente Nacional), near Veracruz, Veracruz, December 3, 1847 (age about 49 years). Original interment somewhere in Mexico; reinterment at a private or family graveyard, Walton County, Ga.
  Echols County, Ga. is named for him.
  James Wright Gordon (1809-1853) — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Plainfield, Windham County, Conn., 1809. Whig. Member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1839; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1840-41; Governor of Michigan, 1841-42; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1846, 1847; U.S. Consul in Pernambuco, 1850-53, died in office 1853. Accidentally fell to his death from a second-story balcony, in Brazil, December, 1853 (age about 44 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) — also known as James G. Birney — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Huntsville, Madison County, Ala.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; New York, New York County, N.Y.; Lower Saginaw, Saginaw County (now Bay City, Bay County), Mich. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., February 4, 1792. Lawyer; studied law in the office of Alexander J. Dallas in Philadelphia; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-18; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1819-20; solicitor general of Alabama, 1823-26; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1828; mayor of Huntsville, Ala., 1829; abolitionist; Liberty candidate for President of the United States, 1840, 1844; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1843, 1845. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Anti-Slavery Society. While traveling in 1845, the horse he was riding bucked; he fell and was injured; his condition worsened over time, leading to tremors and paralysis, and he died as a result, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., November 25, 1857 (age 65 years, 294 days). Interment at Williamsburgh Cemetery, Groveland, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Gillespie Birney and Mary Reed Birney; married, February 16, 1816, to Agatha McDowell; married 1840 to Elizabeth Potts Fitzhugh (sister of Henry Fitzhugh); father of James M. Birney (1817-1888); uncle of Humphrey Marshall; grandfather of Arthur Alexis Birney.
  Political family: Birney family of Danville, Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Louis Powell Harvey (1820-1862) — also known as Louis P. Harvey — of Shopiere, Rock County, Wis. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., July 22, 1820. Republican. Delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1847; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1854-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856 (member, Credentials Committee); secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1860-62; Governor of Wisconsin, 1862; died in office 1862. While on a trip to inspect Wisconsin troops after the battle of Shiloh, during the Civil War, fell off a boat and drowned in the Tennessee River, near Pittsburg Landing, Hardin County, Tenn., April 19, 1862 (age 41 years, 271 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wis.
  Lewis T. Ayers (1798-1866) — of San Patricio, San Patricio County, Tex.; Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Morris Plains, Morris County, N.J., October 6, 1798. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Patricio, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. From the window of his room above the Savings Bank, fell to his death in the alley below, Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., October 11, 1866 (age 68 years, 5 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Ayers and Mary (Bryan) Ayers; married 1824 to Rebecca Osborn.
  John Fletcher Driggs (1813-1877) — also known as John F. Driggs — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., March 8, 1813. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County, 1859-60; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1863-69; defeated, 1870. Injured by a fall on the ice in the winter of 1875-76, as a result of which he died, in East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich., December 17, 1877 (age 64 years, 284 days). Original interment at Brady Hill Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.; reinterment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry F. Belitz (1817-1878) — also known as "Father of Kiel" — of Wisconsin. Born in Schwedt, Germany, February 16, 1817. Took part in the 1848 German uprising and led a 10,000 member resistance group called the Volksverein; founded the city of Kiel, Wisconsin in 1854.; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1864. German ancestry. Fell from his horsedrawn buggy, was run over, and died as a result, March 31, 1878 (age 61 years, 43 days). Interment at Kiel Cemetery, Kiel, Wis.
  George A. Mitchell (d. 1878) — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1877-78. Thrown from his buggy, and struck his head on a stump; died three days later, in Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., August 8, 1878. Burial location unknown.
  Theodore Chardavoyne Vermilye (1824-1879) — also known as Theodore C. Vermilye — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in New York, December 18, 1824. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County, 1860. Killed, when he was thrown from a horsedrawn carriage, which had collided with another vehicle, in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 13, 1879 (age 54 years, 330 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas B. Vermilye and Mary (Hoagland) Vermilye; married, May 24, 1848, to Hannah Minthorne Tompkins (granddaughter of Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825)).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Asheton Bayard, Jr. (1799-1880) — also known as James A. Bayard — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 15, 1799. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1837-43; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1851-64, 1867-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1864, 1868. Suffered an accidental fall while descending stairs, and died a few days later, in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 13, 1880 (age 80 years, 211 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard, Sr. and Ann (Bassett) Bayard; brother of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868); married, July 8, 1823, to Ann Francis; father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.; grandson of Richard Bassett; grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; great-grandfather of Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); second great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); third great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fourth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second cousin of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin once removed of Andrew Kirkpatrick; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin once removed of John Sluyter Wirt; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802).
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John W. Dwinelle (1816-1881) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, September 7, 1816. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1866-67; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1867-69. While trying to board a ferryboat in the dark, he fell into the water and drowned, at Port Costa, Contra Costa County, Calif., January 28, 1881 (age 64 years, 143 days). Burial location unknown.
  Marcus Henderson Cruikshank (1826-1881) — also known as Marcus H. Cruikshank — of Talladega, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Autauga County, Ala., December 12, 1826. Mayor of Talladega, Ala., 1850; Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 4th District, 1864-65. While riding, he was thrown from his horse and killed, October 10, 1881 (age 54 years, 302 days). Interment at Clark Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Ala.
  Clinton Briggs (1828-1882) — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., October 17, 1828. Lawyer; member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1858; mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1860-61; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875. Fell from a train and was killed, in Afton, Union County, Iowa, December 19, 1882 (age 54 years, 63 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Neb.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Judah Philip Benjamin (1811-1884) — also known as Judah P. Benjamin; Philippe Benjamin; "Poo Bah of the Confederacy" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; London, England; Paris, France. Born in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, August 6, 1811. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1842-44; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1845; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1848; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1853-61; Confederate Attorney General, 1861; Confederate Secretary of War, 1861-62; Confederate Secretary of State, 1862-65. Jewish. He fled to Europe in 1865 to avoid arrest by Union forces; he was suspected of involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Fell from a tram car about 1880, and suffered multiple injuries; also developed kidney and heart problems, and died in Paris, France, May 6, 1884 (age 72 years, 274 days). Interment at Père la Chaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Benjamin and Rebecca (de Mendes) Benjamin; married 1833 to Natalie St. Martin; cousin *** of Henry Michael Hyams (1806-1875).
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the Confederate States $2 note in 1861-64.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Judah P. Benjamin: Robert Douthat Meade, Judah P. Benjamin: Confederate Statesman — Eli N. Evans, Judah P. Benjamin : The Jewish Confederate
  Hector B. Meredith (1826-1885) — of Folsom, Sacramento County, Calif.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Winchester, Va., April 30, 1826. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1855-56. Died from complications of a bad fall, in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1885 (age 59 years, 29 days). Interment at Old Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James S. Meredith (1792-1861) and Elizabeth B. (Eaty) Meredith (1803-1885).
  Thomas Caute Reynolds (1821-1887) — also known as Thomas C. Reynolds — of Missouri. Born in South Carolina, October 11, 1821. U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1853-57; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1860-61; Confederate Governor of Missouri (in exile), 1962-65. Killed himself by leaping down an elevator shaft at the Customs House, St. Louis, Mo., March 30, 1887 (age 65 years, 170 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  See also NNDB dossier
  William J. Briggs (1834-1887) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born February 2, 1834. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1886-87; died in office 1887. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Fell to his death while descending a ladder from the roof of the North Pleasant Street school house, Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., August 13, 1887 (age 53 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Andrew Jackson Bryant (1831-1888) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Effingham, Carroll County, N.H., October 30, 1831. Democrat. Gold miner; wholesale liquor merchant; importer and dealer in safes and locks; insurance business; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1875-79. Jumped or fell from the ferry steamer Encinal, and drowned in San Francisco Bay, May 11, 1888 (age 56 years, 194 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin M. Davis (c.1816-1892) — of Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1816. Florist; supervisor of Springwells Township, Michigan, 1859-60. Congregationalist. While on a boat, he fell, suffered a head injury, and died, in Georgian Bay, August 15, 1892 (age about 76 years). Burial location unknown.
  John Jones (1814-1893) — also known as "Honest Jack" — of Georgia. Born July 3, 1814. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Georgia state treasurer, 1861-67, 1872-76. Died in a fall from an upstairs window of his home, in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., February 28, 1893 (age 78 years, 240 days). Interment at Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Ga.
  Newton Woodward Hall (1864-1893) — also known as Newton W. Hall — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Birmingham, England, 1864. Vice-Consul for Ecuador in San Francisco, Calif., 1891-93; Vice-Consul for Honduras in San Francisco, Calif., 1891-93. English ancestry. During an altercation with Edward A. Gillespie, he fell or was thrown down a flight of stairs, suffered a skull fracture, and died soon after at Receiving Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., November 27, 1893 (age about 29 years). Gillespie was arrested and charged with murder, but acquitted at trial in 1894. While in the hospital, Hall also received a probably fatal dose of opium. Burial location unknown.
  George Knox Shiel (1825-1893) — also known as George K. Shiel — of Oregon. Born in Ireland, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oregon at-large, 1861-63. While slightly intoxicated, fell over a railing, fourteen feet down into a window well, at the entrance to the Hotel Williamett, broke his neck, and died, in Salem, Marion County, Ore., December 12, 1893 (age about 68 years). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Whitridge (1869-1895) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 28, 1869. Banker; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Baltimore, Md., 1892-95; Consul for Chile in Baltimore, Md., 1892-95. Member, Delta Phi. When his house was on fire, he and his wife, attempting to escape through a window onto a ladder, fell to their deaths twenty feet below, in Baltimore, Md., January 15, 1895 (age 25 years, 18 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Augustus Whitridge (1835-1907) and Ellen Ward (Henderson) Whitridge (1838-1891); brother of Morris Whitridge (1865-1935); married, April 19, 1894, to Bessie Shoemaker (1871-1895).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Addison Chickering (1843-1900) — also known as Charles A. Chickering — of Copenhagen, Lewis County, N.Y. Born in Harrisburg, Lewis County, N.Y., November 26, 1843. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1879-81; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1893-1900; died in office 1900. Member, Freemasons. Died from injuries received in a fall from a window of the Grand Union Hotel in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 13, 1900 (age 56 years, 79 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Nathaniel Townsend (c.1814-1900) — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born about 1814. Democrat. Mayor of Paterson, N.J., 1868, 1873-74. Accidentally knocked down on the sidewak by a newsboy, did not recover from his injuries, and died two weeks later, March 17, 1900 (age about 86 years). Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
  Owen Brainerd Arnold (1818-1900) — also known as Owen B. Arnold — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., July 11, 1818. Banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Meriden, 1861, 1874. Fell from a trolley car, and died a few days later as a result, in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., August 30, 1900 (age 82 years, 50 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Jared Arnold (1774-1825) and Susanna (Brainerd) Arnold (born 1780).
Adelbert S. Hay Adelbert Stone Hay (1876-1901) — also known as Adelbert S. Hay — Born in 1876. U.S. Consul in Pretoria, 1901. Fell to his death from a third-floor window of the New Haven House hotel, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., June 23, 1901 (age about 24 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of John Milton Hay (1838-1905) and Clara Louise (Stone) Hay (1849-1914); uncle of John Hay Whitney and James Jermiah Wadsworth; granduncle of James Wadsworth Symington; second cousin four times removed of James Hodges; third cousin thrice removed of James Leonard Hodges.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York; Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1901
  Nicholas Fish (1848-1902) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 19, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Switzerland, 1877-81; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1882-85; banker; Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Quarreled with Thomas J. Sharkey, a private detective, on the second floor of the Ehrhardt Brothers saloon; Sharkey struck him, so that he fell down the stairs into the street with a skull fracture; died the next day, without regaining consciousness, at Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 16, 1902 (age 54 years, 209 days). Sharkey was later convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to ten years in prison. Interment at St. Philip's Cemetery, Garrison, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) and Julia (Kean) Fish (1816-1887); brother of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); married to Clemence S. Smith-Bryce; father of Hamilton Fish (1874-1898; sergeant in the U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, the "Rough Riders", in the Spanish-American war; killed in battle); uncle of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); grandson of Nicholas Fish; granduncle of Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); great-grandson of John Kean (1756-1795); great-grandnephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston and Philip Peter Livingston; great-granduncle of Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward; second great-grandson of Gilbert Livingston and Peter Van Brugh Livingston; second great-grandnephew of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Philip Livingston and William Livingston; third great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); fourth great-grandson of Pieter Stuyvesant and Pieter Van Brugh; fourth great-grandnephew of Abraham de Peyster, Johannes Cuyler and Johannes de Peyster; first cousin of John Kean (1852-1914) and Hamilton Fish Kean; first cousin once removed of Robert Winthrop Kean; first cousin twice removed of Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873) and Thomas Howard Kean; first cousin thrice removed of Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston and Thomas Howard Kean, Jr.; first cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin five times removed of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707), David Davidse Schuyler, Myndert Davidtse Schuyler, Johannes DePeyster, Cornelis Cuyler and John Cruger, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright; second cousin twice removed of James Jay, John Jay, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Frederick Jay, Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston and William Jay; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; second cousin four times removed of Matthew Clarkson and Henry Cruger; third cousin of Gilbert Livingston Thompson; third cousin once removed of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer and John Jay II; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802), Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), James Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Guy Vernor Henry and Montgomery Schuyler, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Philip DePeyster; fourth cousin of John Jacob Astor III, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?); fourth cousin once removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Maturin Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton, George Washington Schuyler, Philip N. Schuyler, William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919), Herbert Livingston Satterlee, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933), Robert Reginald Livingston, Bronson Murray Cutting and Brockholst Livingston.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  John Gore Long (1846-1903) — also known as John G. Long — of St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., August 19, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; State's Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit, 1870-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1876, 1896; member of Republican National Committee from Florida, 1896-1901; U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Egypt, 1899-1902; U.S. Consul General in Cairo, 1899-1902. Suffered an accidental fall from the front steps of the house where he was staying, fractured his skull, and died soon after, in Dunbar, Scotland, July 28, 1903 (age 56 years, 343 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Gabriel Long and Elizabeth Ann (Gore) Long.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Underhill (d. 1905) — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Brewer; real estate business; candidate for mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1888. Apparently tripped and fell while walking, suffered a skull fracture, and died soon after, in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., July 2, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Nathaniel P. Burruss (1844-1905) — of Norfolk, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., December 17, 1844. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; banker; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Norfolk, Va., 1865-77, 1900-01; his bank failed in 1897. While buying tickets at a railway office, he fell, suffered a severe hip injury, and was hospitalized; this was two hours before his daughter's cheduled wedding, on September 9, 1905; the wedding venue was hastily changed to his bedside; died less than 30 days later, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Norfolk, Va., October 6, 1905 (age 60 years, 293 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Cicero Burruss (1819-1885) and Adelaide Octavia (Charter) Burruss (1825-1874); married, September 15, 1868, to Magaret Walters Dey (1844-1917).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John H. Ketcham John Henry Ketcham (1832-1906) — also known as John H. Ketcham — of Dover Plains, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, N.Y., December 21, 1832. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1856-57; member of New York state senate 11th District, 1860-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from New York, 1865-73, 1877-93, 1897-1906 (12th District 1865-73, 13th District 1877-85, 16th District 1885-93, 18th District 1897-1903, 21st District 1903-06); defeated, 1872; died in office 1906; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1874-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1876, 1896. Suffered a fall about 1903, which affected his health, and died three years later, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 4, 1906 (age 73 years, 318 days). Interment at Valley View Cemetery, Dover Plains, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Henry B. Ketcham (1865-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Howard P. Frothingham (1861-1907) — of Mt. Arlington, Morris County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 12, 1861. Stockbroker; mayor of Mt. Arlington, N.J., 1891. Following large financial losses, he jumped from the second-story window of his home, fell about 30 feet, fractured his skull, and subsequently died, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 2, 1907 (age 45 years, 327 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Harmon Peace Jenkins (1830-1908) — also known as William H. P. Jenkins — of Granville County, N.C. Born in Granville County, N.C., May 3, 1830. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Granville County, 1860-61, 1865-67; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina state senate 21st District, 1881-82, 1887-88; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Granville County, 1901-02. Methodist. Fell from his horse, caught his foot in the stirrup and dragged on the ground, and died soon after, in Granville County, N.C., January 24, 1908 (age 77 years, 266 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Granville County, N.C.
  Harvey Watterson (1879-1908) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., February 12, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly, 1906. While trying to close a window in his law office, he fell through the window to his death 110 feet below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1908 (age 29 years, 273 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Watterson (1840-1921) and Rebecca (Ewing) Watterson (1842-1929); grandson of Harvey Magee Watterson and Andrew Ewing; grandnephew of Edwin Hickman Ewing; second cousin of John Overton Pendleton and James Harlan Cleveland, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Ambrose Barber (1852-1909) — also known as Isaac A. Barber — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Born near Salem, Salem County, N.J., January 26, 1852. Republican. Physician; president, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank of Easton; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1896; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1897-99; Maryland Republican state chair, 1900-04. Quaker. Died, from the effects of a fall, in Easton, Talbot County, Md., March 1, 1909 (age 57 years, 34 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Watson Merrick Rogers (1844-1911) — also known as Watson M. Rogers — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., December 3, 1844. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1902-11; died in office 1911. Slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk, suffered a head injury, and died three weeks later, in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., February 1, 1911 (age 66 years, 60 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Fordyce M. Rogers (1819-1865) and Eleanor (Van Ostrand) Rogers (1819-1865); married, August 5, 1874, to Mary Adele Webster (1852-1932); third cousin once removed of James Rodes Saltonstall (1825-1902).
  Political family: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Solomon Luna (1858-1912) — of Los Lunas, Valencia County, N.M. Born October 18, 1858. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from New Mexico Territory, 1896, 1908; delegate to New Mexico state constitutional convention, 1910. Reportedly fell into a sheep dip vat and drowned, August 29, 1912 (age 53 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Married to Adelaida Otero.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Bischoff, Jr. (1852-1913) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 16, 1852. Common pleas court judge in New York, 1895; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1896-1913; died in office 1913. German ancestry. While taking an ascending elevator to his office in the Emigrants Industrial Savings Bank Building, he got off at the wrong floor, and while trying to re-enter the elevator, he hit his head on a door frame, smashing some glass, and fell about 150 feet down the elevator shaft to his death, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 28, 1913 (age 60 years, 224 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Bischoff (1827-1902) and Amelia (Bolte) Bischoff (1833-1889); married to Annie Louise Moshier (1857-1897).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Baillie McLennan (1850-1913) — also known as Peter B. McLennan — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Lyndon, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., December 3, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1893-1913; died in office 1913; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1898-1913; died in office 1913. Tripped and fell while descending a staircase, fractured his skull, and died without regaining consciousness, at the Genesee Valley Club, Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., May 8, 1913 (age 62 years, 156 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Colin McLennan (1811-1893) and Ann (Fraser) McLennan (1821-1897); married 1881 to Arabelle Barron (1853-1927).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert R. Lyon (1835-1915) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., August 31, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1905. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Suffered a fall down the cellar stairs of his home, fractured his skull, and died four days later, in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., 1915 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Lyon.
  Lewis Leroy Taylor (1839-1915) — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born near Munfordville, Hart County, Ky., March 27, 1839. Democrat. Banker; member of Iowa state senate, 1904-11. Christian. Died, as the result of injuries sustained in two falls, in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, December 27, 1915 (age 76 years, 275 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Iowa.
  Lansing Edgar Lincoln (1842-1916) — also known as Lansing E. Lincoln — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich.; Omer, Arenac County, Mich. Born in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., November 23, 1842. Progressive. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; farmer; livestock dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Huron County, 1885-88; defeated, 1914. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. While entering a country store, he slipped and fell, never regained consciousness, and died soon after, in Omer, Arenac County, Mich., November 4, 1916 (age 73 years, 347 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Omer, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Luvane Lincoln (1795-1877) and Sarah (Carpenter) Lincoln (1800-1845); married, July 23, 1879, to Philura Buchanan (1851-1939); father of Burr Buchanan Lincoln; grandfather of James Helme Lincoln (1916-2011); second cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Ronald Conkling (1850-1917) — also known as Alfred R. Conkling — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1850. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1884; member of New York state assembly, 1892, 1895 (New York County 7th District 1892, New York County 8th District 1895). Killed himself by jumping to his death from a fourth-story window, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 18, 1917 (age 66 years, 355 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Augustus Conkling; brother of Howard Conkling; married 1896 to Ethel Johnson (divorced 1912); nephew of Roscoe Conkling; grandson of Alfred Conkling; first cousin of Alfred Conkling Coxe (1847-1923).
  Political family: Conkling-Seymour family of Utica and New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
George P. Lawrence George Pelton Lawrence (1859-1917) — also known as George P. Lawrence — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., May 19, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Massachusetts, 1885-94; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1897-1913. Under stress as head of a World War I draft exemption board, he jumped from an eighth-floor window and fell to his death, at the Belmont Hotel, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., November 21, 1917 (age 58 years, 186 days). Interment at Hill Side Cemetery, North Adams, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. George C. Lawrence (died 1883) and Jane E. (Pelton) Lawrence (born 1829); married, June 12, 1889, to Susannah (Hope) Bracewell; nephew of Guy Ray Pelton (1824-1890); third cousin once removed of Edwin A. Pelton and Frederic William Pelton; fourth cousin once removed of William Hayward.
  Political family: Pelton-Hayward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard (1844-1923) — also known as Ezekiel G. Stoddard — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., November 14, 1844. Banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1886. While horseback riding at Bell Ranch, he fell or was thrown from the horse, fractured his ankle, probably suffered some heart trouble, and died six hours later without regaining consciousness, in Tucumcari, Quay County, N.M., September 18, 1923 (age 78 years, 308 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Stoddard (1813-1887) and Esther Ann (Gilbert) Stoddard (1820-1896); married, January 10, 1871, to Mary DeForest Burlock; father of Louis Ezekiel Stoddard; seventh great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman (1788-1829); second cousin four times removed of Pierpont Edwards and Aaron Burr; third cousin once removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Blanche M. Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Daniel Chapin, Theodore Dwight, Morris Woodruff and Henry Waggaman Edwards.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Powell Irish (1843-1923) — also known as John P. Irish — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, January 1, 1843. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1868; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1869-72; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1877; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker); candidate for U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1890; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from California, 1896. Died from a fall while trying to board a moving streetcar, in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., October 6, 1923 (age 80 years, 278 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Macy Irish and Elizabeth Ann (Robinson) Irish; married, November 8, 1875, to Anna McClellan.
  George Harriss Bellamy (1856-1924) — also known as George H. Bellamy — of El Paso, Brunswick County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., April 24, 1856. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Brunswick County, 1893, 1913-14; member of North Carolina state senate, 1903-04, 1907-08, 1911-12. Injured in a fall onto pavement, and died a few days later, from an intestinal hemorrhage, in James Walker Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., March 14, 1924 (age 67 years, 325 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Dillard Bellamy (1817-1896) and Eliza McIlhenny (Harriss) Bellamy (1821-1907); brother of John Dillard Bellamy (1854-1942); married, December 20, 1876, to Katie Thees (1854-1937); uncle of Marsden Bellamy and Emmett Hargrove Bellamy.
  Political family: Bellamy family of Wilmington, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Shiras, Jr. (1832-1924) — Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 26, 1832. Lawyer; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1892-1903; retired 1903. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Died, as the result of a fall, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 2, 1924 (age 92 years, 189 days). Interment at Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Father of George Shiras III (1859-1942).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
Francis H. Gates Francis H. Gates (1839-1925) — of Chittenango, Madison County, N.Y. Born in Chittenango, Madison County, N.Y., July 30, 1839. Republican. Farmer; president, Madison-Onondaga Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; president, Salt Springs National Bank of Syracuse; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1908; member of New York state senate 37th District, 1903-08. Suffered a fall on a street in Syracuse, N.Y., 1923, died from the lingering effects of the injuries, in Chittenango, Madison County, N.Y., July 6, 1925 (age 85 years, 341 days). Interment at Gates Cemetery, Sullivan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Gates and Lany (Ehle) Gates; married, October 28, 1863, to Fannie E. Everson; father of John W. Gates (1872-1966).
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Herbert Parsons (1869-1925) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Rye, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 28, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1905-11; defeated, 1900 (12th District), 1910 (13th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915; member of Republican National Committee from New York, 1916-20; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Presbyterian or Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Union League. Lost control of a motor bicycle, fell, suffered a ruptured kidney, and died as a result, in House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., September 16, 1925 (age 55 years, 323 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of John Edward Parsons (1829-1915) and Mary Dumesnil (McIlvaine) Parsons (1834-1896); married, September 1, 1900, to Elsie Worthington Clews (1875-1941).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Alexander Campbell (1832-1926) — also known as Robert A. Campbell — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Bowling Green, Pike County, Mo., September 2, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1881-85. Suffered an accidental fall, broke his neck, and died, in St. Louis, Mo., April 2, 1926 (age 93 years, 212 days). Interment somewhere in Bowling Green, Mo.
  Elbridge Thomas Gerry (1837-1927) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 25, 1837. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; founder and president, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (said to be the "parent of all child protective organizations in the world"); governor of New York Hospital, 1878-1912; chairman, New York State Commission on Capital Punishment (replaced hanging with the electric chair), 1886-88; trustee, New York Life Insurance Co.; chairman, New York City Commission on Insanity, 1892. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Broke his hip in a fall, and died two weeks later, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1927 (age 89 years, 55 days). Entombed at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Russell Gerry (1794-1845) and Hannah Green (Goelet) Gerry (1804-1845); married 1867 to Louisa Matilda Livingston (1836-1920; great-granddaughter of Morgan Lewis); father of Peter Goelet Gerry (1879-1957); grandson of Elbridge Gerry; first cousin once removed of Robert Walton Goelet.
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harvey Wallis Salmon (1839-1927) — also known as Harvey W. Salmon — of Henry County, Mo. Born in Greenville District (now Greenville County), S.C., January 26, 1839. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Missouri state treasurer, 1873-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904. Injured in an accidental fall, suffered a broken arm and other complications, and died in Missouri Baptist Sanitarium, St. Louis, Mo., April 27, 1927 (age 88 years, 91 days). Interment at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Ezekiel James Salmon (1798-1851) and Narcissa R. (Merritt) Salmon (1805-1845); married to Katherine Kimbrough (1850-1894).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Freeman Webb Allison (1845-1929) — also known as Freeman W. Allison — of Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich. Born in a log house, in Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich., April 24, 1845. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1897-98; defeated, 1898. Member, Freemasons. Fell from a load of hay, and died as a result, in Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich., August 3, 1929 (age 84 years, 101 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Allison and Ann (Carr) Allison; married 1870 to Martha 'Mattie' Benedict (1843-1924); married 1925 to Ann Meade.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Joseph E. Agan Joseph Eugene Agan (1898-1929) — also known as Joseph E. Agan — of Mahoningtown, Lawrence County, Pa.; Washington, D.C. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, July 23, 1898. U.S. Vice Consul in Porto Alegre, as of 1921; translator; newspaper correspondent. Member, American Society for International Law. Killed himself, by slashing his throat and wrists with a razor blade, stabbing himself in the heart with an ice pick, and leaping from his apartment window to the street six floors below, in Washington, D.C., October 11, 1929 (age 31 years, 80 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James L. Agan.
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1921)
Charles W. Osenton Charles Wilson Osenton (1865-1930) — also known as Charles W. Osenton — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va.; Kanawha Falls, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Ashland, Boyd County, Ky., May 9, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1899-1902; Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904, 1908, 1920; member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 1920-28. Fell off a cliff, suffered a skull fracture, and died, in Kanawha Falls, Fayette County, W.Va., August 6, 1930 (age 65 years, 89 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George N. Osenton and Daisy Mary (Lansdowne) Osenton (1844-1923); married, October 23, 1889, to Kate Cappellar; married, November 19, 1921, to Margaret Hawkins.
  See also BillionGraves burial record
  Image source: West Virginia and Its People (1913)
  Charles William Wendte (1844-1931) — also known as C. W. Wendte — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 11, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; minister; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1880. Unitarian. German ancestry. Injured in a fall, and died two weeks later in Peralta Hospital, Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 9, 1931 (age 87 years, 90 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Wendte and Johanna (Ebeling) Wendte; married, April 28, 1896, to Abbie Louise Grant (1857-1936).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jerome Dinwiddie (1848-1931) — of Lowell, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., February 8, 1848. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1895-96; bank director. Fell from a ladder while putting up storm windows, broke his hip, and died two days later in Methodist Hospital, Gary, Lake County, Ind., November 30, 1931 (age 83 years, 295 days). Interment at Plum Grove Cemetery, Lowell, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Wilson Dinwiddie (1813-1861) and Mary Janette (Perkins) Dinwiddie (1818-1888); married, December 27, 1871, to Mary M. Chapman (1853-1913); married 1917 to Delia Ann (Wade) Owens (1865-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Raymond Davis (1883-1933) — Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, September 5, 1883. Forester; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Consul in Aden, 1921-24; Paris, 1924-29; Lyon, 1926; Rosario, 1929-32; Prague, 1932-33, died in office 1933. At the Hotel Alcron, where he and his wife were staying, he deliberately or accidentally (accounts differ) went over a second-floor railing, and fell to his death in the lobby below, in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czechia), January 24, 1933 (age 49 years, 141 days). Interment somewhere in Paris, France.
  Relatives: Son of John H. Davis and Jennie Davis; married, August 25, 1909, to Avis M. Parker.
  Godfrey Gummer Goodwin (1873-1933) — also known as Godfrey G. Goodwin — of Cambridge, Isanti County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., January 11, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Isanti County Attorney, 1899-1907, 1912-25; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 10th District, 1925-33; died in office 1933. Died when he jumped or fell from a fifth-floor window at the Hotel Driscoll, Washington, D.C., February 16, 1933 (age 60 years, 36 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.
  Relatives: Married, June 5, 1905, to Geneva E. J. Gouldberg.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Elihu Sloan (1857-1933) — also known as Richard E. Sloan — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born in Morning Sun, Preble County, Ohio, June 22, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; member Arizona territorial council, 1888-89; justice of Arizona territorial supreme court, 1889-93, 1897-1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1908; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1909-12; U.S. District Judge for Arizona, 1912-13. Presbyterian. Accidentally fell on a public sidewalk and struck his head, suffering a skull fracture; died three days later, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 14, 1933 (age 76 years, 175 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Sloan and Mary (Caldwell) Sloan.
  See also federal judicial profile
  James R. Barr (1854-1934) — of Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. Born near Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, April 15, 1854. Republican. School teacher; druggist; Guernsey County Clerk of Courts, 1881-87; mayor of Cambridge, Ohio, 1890-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1896; postmaster at Cambridge, Ohio, 1897-1910; insurance and real estate business; member of Ohio state senate 18th-19th District, 1921-22. Presbyterian. Scottish and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar. Injured in a fall on slippery pavement, broke his hip, and died several weeks later, in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, January 2, 1934 (age 79 years, 262 days). Interment at Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel C. Barr and Mary (Dunning) Barr; married, April 7, 1880, to Adreanna Ferguson (1856-1939).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Houston Burnett (1844-1934) — of Marion, Williamson County, Ill. Born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., September 19, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Marion, Ill., 1895-97, 1911-13. Baptist. Died, following a fall which broke his hip, in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., July 13, 1934 (age 89 years, 297 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Otis Herman Burnett (1872-1909).
  Otto Goodell Kelsey (1852-1934) — also known as Otto Kelsey — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., November 11, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1894-1902; New York state comptroller, 1903-06; appointed 1903; New York Superintendent of Insurance, 1906-08. Injured in a fall, and subsequently died, in Perry, Wyoming County, N.Y., August 20, 1934 (age 81 years, 282 days). Interment somewhere in Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles S. Kelsey (1822?-?) and Lucretia Parson (Bacon) Kelsey.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Joseph Bancroft (1875-1936) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Rockford (now part of Wilmington), New Castle County, Del., May 18, 1875. Democrat. Chemical engineer; executive, Joseph Bancroft & Sons chemical manufacturing firm; director of railroads and insurance companies; candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1924. Quaker. Member, American Chemical Society; Theta Xi; Freemasons; Elks. Injured in a fall down stairs, and died a few days later, from pneumonia, in the Homeopathic Hospital, Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., May 6, 1936 (age 60 years, 354 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Bancroft, Jr. (1840-1915) and Mary Askew (Richardson) Bancroft (1847-1933); married, October 29, 1902, to Elizabeth Ann Howard (1871-1941).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Shankland Andrews (1858-1936) — also known as William S. Andrews — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; Taunton, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 25, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1900-21; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1917-29; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Three days after his wife's death, he fell from his bed, suffered a broken neck, and died as a result, in Taunton, Onondaga County, N.Y., August 5, 1936 (age 77 years, 315 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Andrews (1827-1918) and Marcia A. (Shankland) Andrews; married, December 31, 1884, to Mary Raymond Shipman (1860-1936; novelist).
  Marion Anthony Zioncheck (1901-1936) — also known as Marion A. Zioncheck — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Kety, Galicia, Poland, December 5, 1901. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. While running for re-election, he jumped from the window of his campaign office in the Arctic Building, and fell to his death, in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 7, 1936 (age 34 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Marion A. Zioncheck: Phil Campbell, Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics
Nathaniel P. Conrey Nathaniel Parrish Conrey (1860-1936) — also known as Nathaniel P. Conrey — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Franklin County, Ind., June 30, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1899-1900; superior court judge in California, 1900-09; Judge, California Court of Appeal 2nd District, 1913-35; justice of California state supreme court, 1935-36; died in office 1936. Member, Union League; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, of complications from a spinal injury suffered in a fall, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 2, 1936 (age 76 years, 125 days). Interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of David La Rue Conrey and Hannah (Jameson) Conrey; married, November 21, 1890, to Ethelwyn Wells.
  Image source: History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California (1909)
  Francis Aaron Spencer (1865-1936) — also known as Frank A. Spencer — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 24, 1865. Democrat. Commission merchant; importer; Consul for Mexico in Portland, Ore., 1895-1914; wholesale grocery manager; administrator, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, 1935; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1936. Jumped from the high Vista Avenue Viaduct, and fell hundreds of feet to his death amid traffic on Canyon Road, in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., December 22, 1936 (age 71 years, 333 days). His suicide note was quoted in news reports as follows: "Frankly, the pace has been too fast for me, and I cannot convince myself that I can make a comeback.". Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John F. Conrad (d. 1937) — also known as "Big John" — of Rochester, Strafford County, N.H. Mayor of Rochester, N.H., 1937; died in office 1937. Killed when he fell between a backing truck and a loading dock, in Rochester, Strafford County, N.H., 1937. Burial location unknown.
  Peter A. Leininger (d. 1937) — of Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Real estate and insurance business; Populist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1904; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1917-23; defeated (Independent Fusion), 1923. Member, Elks. While fixing a broken pane in a window at his home, fell to his death in the back yard, in Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 21, 1937. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Kate Smith (died 1924).
  William Kelly (1854-1937) — of Vulcan, Dickinson County, Mich.; Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 17, 1854. Republican. Mining engineer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Presbyterian. Member, Tau Beta Pi; Psi Upsilon; Rotary. Slipped and fell while descending steps, and died nine days later from his injuries, in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., October 1, 1937 (age 83 years, 167 days). Interment at Everett Cemetery, Everett, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Kelly (1802-1856) and Arietta A. (Hutton) Kelly (1817-1892); married, June 24, 1886, to Annie Ashcom (1859-1950); nephew of William Kelly (1807-1872).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David King Udall (1851-1938) — of St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 1851. Member of Arizona territorial legislature, 1899. Mormon. Indicted in 1884 on charges of polygamy and unlawful cohabitation; not convicted because his second wife Ida could not be found to testify against him. Convicted in 1885 of perjury in connection with a land claim, and sentenced to three years in prison. On December 12, 1885, he received a "full and unconditional pardon" from President Grover Cleveland, and was released from prison. Died, as a result of an accidental fall and myocardial insufficiency, in St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz., February 18, 1938 (age 86 years, 164 days). Interment at St. Johns Cemetery, St. Johns, Ariz.
  Relatives: Son of Eliza (King) Udall (1826-1863) and David Udall (1829-1910); brother of Mary Ann Udall (who married William Thomas Stewart (1853-1935)); married, February 1, 1875, to Eliza Luella Stewart (1855-1937; sister of William Thomas Stewart (1853-1935)); married, May 25, 1882, to Ida Frances Hunt (1858-1915; granddaughter of Jefferson Hunt); married, April 9, 1903, to Mary Ann (Linton) Morgan (1865-1951; widow of John Hamilton Morgan); father of John Hunt Udall, Levi Stewart Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; grandfather of John Nicholas Udall, Stewart Lee Udall, Morris King Udall and Lee Kenyon Udall; great-grandfather of Milan Dale Smith, Jr. (1942-), Thomas Stewart Udall, Mark E. Udall and Gordon Harold Smith.
  Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ione Nicoll (d. 1940) — also known as Ione Page — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Female. Episcopalian. One of the leaders of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform; bolted the Republican Party over the prohibition issue in 1932. Jumped or fell sixteen stories to her death, from her room at New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 9, 1940. Interment at Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Howard Page and Mildred A. (Mitchell) Page (died 1937); married, April 19, 1911, to Courtlandt Nicoll (1880?-1938).
  Political family: Ryan-Nicoll family of New York City, New York.
  Fingar T. Gronvold (c.1869-1941) — also known as F. T. Gronvold — of Rugby, Pierce County, N.Dak. Born in Norway, about 1869. Republican. Automobile dealer; farmer; banker; Pierce County Treasurer, 1896-98; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1898-1918; member of North Dakota state senate, 1918-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1940. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, from a ruptured spleen suffered in a fall, in Rugby, Pierce County, N.Dak., November 7, 1941 (age about 72 years). Interment at Priscilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby, N.Dak.
  Relatives: Father of A. F. Gronvold (1915-?).
  John Clarence Cudahy (1887-1943) — also known as John Cudahy — of Granville, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., December 10, 1887. Democrat. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1916; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1933-37; Belgium, 1940; U.S. Minister to Ireland, 1937-40; Luxembourg, 1940. Catholic. Died of a broken neck after being thrown from his horse, while riding on his estate near Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 6, 1943 (age 55 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle by marriage of Harold LeClair Ickes (1874-1952).
  Political family: Ickes family.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Charles Dunsmore Millard (1873-1944) — also known as Charles D. Millard — of Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., December 1, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1920-37; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1928; U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1931-37; resigned 1937; Westchester County Surrogate, 1937-43. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Psi Upsilon. Fearing that he was losing his mind, he jumped from the north end of the Henry Hudson Bridge, and fell 150 feet to his death on the rocks below, in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 11, 1944 (age 71 years, 10 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James S. Millard and Elizabeth (Purdy) Millard; married to Ethel Lee Williams (1879-1934); father of Ethel Lee Millard (1912-1997; who married William Pennell Snow (1907-1986)); sixth great-grandson of Thomas Willett and William Leete; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin thrice removed of Peter Robert Livingston and Maturin Livingston; second cousin four times removed of Pierpont Edwards; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Burr, Theodore Dwight and Henry Waggaman Edwards.
  Political family: Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Waters Taft (1859-1945) — also known as Henry W. Taft — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, May 27, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; counsel, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; director, Central Savings Bank of New York; trustee, Mutual Life Insurance Company;; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1898; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924. Member, American Bar Association; Skull and Bones; Psi Upsilon. Tripped and fell on April 27, suffered a hip injury, and subsequently died as a result, in St. Luke's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 11, 1945 (age 86 years, 76 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria (Torrey) Taft (1827-1907); half-brother of Charles Phelps Taft; brother of William Howard Taft; married, March 28, 1883, to Julia Walbridge Smith (died 1942); father of Walbridge S. Taft; uncle of Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; grandson of Peter Rawson Taft; granduncle of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; great-granduncle of Robert Alphonso Taft III; second cousin twice removed of Willard J. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of William Warner Hoppin, John Milton Thayer (1820-1906), Edward M. Chapin and George Franklin Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Davis family; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John R. MacDonald (1857-1946) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Moretown, Washington County, Vt., March 30, 1857. Progressive. Mayor of Flint, Mich., 1914-15. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Injured in a fall at his home, and died at Hurley Hospital, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., January, 1946 (age 88 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Avondale Cemetery, Flint, Mich.
  James Vincent Forrestal (1892-1949) — also known as James V. Forrestal — of Beacon, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Matteawan (now part of Beacon), Dutchess County, N.Y., February 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1944-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1947-49. Catholic. Jumped from a window on the 16th floor, and fell to his death, while a patient at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 22, 1949 (age 57 years, 96 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Clyde Martin Reed (1871-1949) — also known as Clyde M. Reed — of Parsons, Labette County, Kan. Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., October 19, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; secretary to Gov. Henry J. Allen, 1919; law partner of Bernard L. Glover; newspaper publisher; Governor of Kansas, 1929-31; defeated in primary, 1924; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1939-49; died in office 1949. Methodist. Suffered a heart attack, and fell down a staircase, in Parsons, Labette County, Kan., November 8, 1949 (age 78 years, 20 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Martin V. Reed and Mary A. Reed; married 1891 to Minnie E. Hart; father of Clyde Martin Reed, Jr. (1901?-?).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John P. McGillin (c.1881-1951) — of Stillwater, Washington County, Minn. Born about 1881. Democrat. Postmaster at Stillwater, Minn., 1944-51 (acting, 1944-45). Killed in a fall from a bluff, while attending a picnic along the St. Croix River, near Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., July 24, 1951 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Walter Tillett, Jr. (1888-1952) — also known as Charles W. Tillett, Jr. — of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Mangum, Richmond County, N.C., February 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1928 (alternate), 1944. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Major proponent of the United Nations. While suffering from depression, he jumped from the eighth floor of an office building, and fell to his death, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., December 23, 1952 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Walter Tillett and Carrie (Patterson) Tillett; married, July 21, 1917, to Gladys Avery Tillett (1892-1984).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Monroe Free (1879-1953) — also known as Arthur M. Free — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., July 15, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; Santa Clara County District Attorney, 1907-19; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1921-33; defeated, 1932. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Kiwanis. Suffered a skull fracture in a fall on a flight of stairs at home, and died the next day at San Jose Hospital, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., April 1, 1953 (age 73 years, 260 days). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George A. Free and Ellen Elizabeth (Littlefield) Free; married, November 11, 1905, to Mabel Carolyn Boscow.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Howard Lyng (1891-1955) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska. Born in Sand Point, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, May 8, 1891. Democrat. Miner; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1935-36, 1939-42; Speaker of Alaska Territory House of Representatives, 1939-40; Alaska Territory Democratic Party chair, 1940-44; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1944, 1952; member of Democratic National Committee from Alaska Territory, 1944-52; member of Alaska territorial senate 2nd District, 1945-46, 1949-55. Member, Elks. Died as the result of a fall, in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 20, 1955 (age 64 years, 135 days). Burial location unknown.
  Riddick Waverly Gatling (1871-1958) — also known as R. W. Gatling — of Gates, Gates County, N.C. Born in Gates County, N.C., October 4, 1871. Democrat. Farmer; Gates County Treasurer, 1898-1914; banker; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Gates County, 1919-22; postmaster. Episcopalian. Suffered a fall at home, and died eight days later, from heart disease, in Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie, Hertford County, N.C., September 28, 1958 (age 86 years, 359 days). Interment at Gatesville Cemetery, Gatesville, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Emily Gertrude (Willey) Gatling (1841-1916) and John Jacob Gatling (1843-1927); married to Nancy Darden Langston (1881-1909); nephew of Riddick Gatling, Jr.; grandson of Riddick Gatling; first cousin of Gladstone Daughtry Gatling.
  Political family: Gatling family of Gates County, North Carolina.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George H. Taylor, Jr. (1873-1958) — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Westport, Fairfield County, Conn., 1873. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for mayor of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 1911; Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1923-43; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Injured in a fall at home, and died two weeks later, in Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y., November 18, 1958 (age about 85 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George H. Taylor and Elizabeth (Newlin) Taylor (c.1852-1925).
  George Edward Cryer (1875-1961) — also known as George E. Cryer — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Waterloo, Douglas County, Neb., May 13, 1875. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1921-29; defeated, 1933. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died after falling from a ladder, May 24, 1961 (age 86 years, 11 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John B. Cryer and Elizabeth (Grange) Cryer; married, September 5, 1906, to Isabel G. Gay (died 1945).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William John Wallin (1879-1963) — also known as William J. Wallin — of Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., February 17, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1918-21; defeated, 1913; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 26th District, 1938. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; American Bar Association. Fell from the window of his room, and was found dead on the lawn, at the Saw Mill River Nursing Home, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., July 7, 1963 (age 84 years, 140 days). Interment at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isabel (Watson) Wallin (1850-1930) and John Cooper Wallin (1852-1930); married to Evelyn M. Walsh.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Tallant Tubbs (1897-1969) — of California. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 8, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state senate, 1925-37; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1930; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1932. Suffered a fall at home, and died three weeks later, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., May 17, 1969 (age 72 years, 9 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  William Dyer Byrd (1884-1970) — also known as W. Dyer Byrd — of Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Mo. Born in Clay County, Ky., August 24, 1884. Democrat. Insurance business; mayor of Caruthersville, Mo., 1915-22, 1942-58. Methodist. Broke his hip in a fall, and died a few days later, in Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital, Hayti, Pemiscot County, Mo., September 29, 1970 (age 86 years, 36 days). Interment at Little Prairie Cemetery, Caruthersville, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Jasper Byrd (1857-1908) and Alice (Pullam) Byrd (1863-1909); married to Sally White (1887-1967).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Endicott Stebbins (1905-1973) — also known as Henry E. Stebbins — of Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., June 16, 1905. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1959-66; Uganda, 1966-69. Apparently fell from the deck of the ocean liner Leonardo da Vinci, and drowned, in the North Atlantic Ocean, March 28, 1973 (age 67 years, 285 days). His body was apparently never found.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Roderick Stebbins (1859-1928) and Edith Endicott (Marean) Stebbins; married, June 22, 1951, to Barbara Jennifer Worthington; great-grandnephew of Charles Endicott; third great-grandson of James Endicott; first cousin twice removed of Eugene Frances Endicott (1848-1914).
  Political family: Tweedy family.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Fred Pierce Corson (1896-1985) — also known as Fred P. Corson — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pa. Born in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., April 11, 1896. Methodist minister; president, Dickinson College, 1934-44; Methodist Bishop of Philadelphia, 1944-68; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1948, 1952; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1948. Methodist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage after a fall, in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 16, 1985 (age 88 years, 311 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Corson (born 1849) and Mary (Payne) Corson (born 1856); married 1922 to Frances Blount Beaman.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Sarah Goddard Power (1935-1987) — also known as Sarah Goddard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 19, 1935. Democrat. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1975-87; died in office 1987; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Female. Protestant. Died by suicide, from jumping to her death from the eighth floor of Burton Tower, on the University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 24, 1987 (age 51 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Daughter of Wendell Converse Goddard and Katherine Shearer Russel Goddard; married 1971 to Philip H. Power (1938?-) (son of Eugene Barnum Power).
  Political family: Power family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  Howard Malcolm Baldrige (1922-1987) — also known as Malcolm Baldrige; Mac Baldrige — of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., October 4, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; business executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1964, 1968, 1972; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention 6th District, 1965; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1981-87; died in office 1987. Congregationalist. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1988. Died after falling off a horse while practicing rodeo, July 25, 1987 (age 64 years, 294 days). Interment at New North Cemetery, Woodbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Howard Malcolm Baldrige and Regina (Connell) Baldrige; married, March 31, 1951, to Margaret Trowbridge Murray; grandson of Howard Hammond Baldrige (1864-1928); grandnephew of Thomas Jackson Baldrige; great-grandnephew of Edwin Rockefeller Baldrige; second great-grandson of Joseph Baldrige; first cousin twice removed of William Lovell Baldrige; second cousin thrice removed of Carl Clifford Baldrige.
  Political family: Baldrige family of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Russell Hughes (1907-1992) — also known as J. Russell Hughes; "Rip" — of Harrisville, Alcona County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 22, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949; chair of Alcona County Republican Party, 1950; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 23rd Circuit, 1959; probate judge in Michigan, 1960; Episcopal priest. Episcopalian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died, from a closed-head injury resulting from a fall on a hard surface, November 8, 1992 (age 85 years, 47 days). Interment at Springport Cemetery, Harrisville, Mich.
George Meader George Meader (1907-1994) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich., September 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1951-65; defeated, 1948, 1964, 1966. English ancestry. Member, Kiwanis. Fell in his bathtub, struck his head, suffered complications, and died two weeks later, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 15, 1994 (age 87 years, 32 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Robert E. Meader and Jennie (Gibson) Meader.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  Kazuhisa Abe (1914-1996) — of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii; Kaneohe, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Pepeekeo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, January 18, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Hawaii, 1940-44; member of Hawaii territorial senate, 1952-59; member of Hawaii state senate, 1960-66; justice of Hawaii state supreme court, 1967-74; appointed 1967. Buddhist. Japanese ancestry. Suffered a fall in his home, caused by a stroke, and died soon after, in Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaii, May 18, 1996 (age 82 years, 121 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Manshiro Abe and Matsuyo (Fujiwara) Abe; married, December 9, 1939, to Haruko Murakami.
  Mary Hansen Mead (1935-1996) — of near Jackson, Teton County, Wyo. Born in Teton County, Wyo., June 21, 1935. Republican. Candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1990. Female. Thrown by a horse while herding cattle, and died as a result, in Teton County, Wyo., June 21, 1996 (age 61 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. John's Episcopal Church, Jackson, Wyo.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clifford Peter Hansen (1912-2009).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Allen Morgan (1905-1997) — also known as George A. Morgan — of Washington, D.C.; Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., December 2, 1905. University professor; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Ivory Coast, 1965-69. Died, from injuries sustained in a fall while walking, in a hospital at Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla., June 24, 1997 (age 91 years, 204 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Floyd Kirk Haskell (1916-1998) — also known as Floyd K. Haskell — of Colorado. Born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., February 7, 1916. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1965-69; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1973-79; defeated, 1978. Member, Common Cause. Died of pneumonia, a complication of a brain hemorrhage which resulted from a fall on an icy sidewalk, in a hospital at Washington, D.C., August 25, 1998 (age 82 years, 199 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Woodward III (1944-1999) — also known as Woody Woodward — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born July 24, 1944. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; magazine publisher; candidate for New York state senate 26th District, 1978. Jumped from the kitchen window of his apartment, and fell to his death fourteen stories below, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 2, 1999 (age 54 years, 282 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ann Eden (Crowell) Woodward (1915-1975) and William 'Billy' Woodward (1920-1955); grandson of Elsie Cryder Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Rodman West (1822-1898).
  Political family: Sherman family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Forever in our hearts."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Paul W. Jung Paul W. Jung (1936-1999) — of Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1936. School teacher; superintendent of schools; mayor of Des Plaines, Ill., 1997-99; died in office 1999. Suffered a brain aneurysm and fell down the basement stairs in his home; he died a few days later, in Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill., October 24, 1999 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Des Plaines Public Library
  Charles Earl Simons, Jr. (1916-1999) — also known as Charles E. Simons, Jr. — of South Carolina. Born in Johnston, Edgefield County, S.C., August 17, 1916. Lawyer; law partner of Strom Thurmond; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1942, 1947-48, 1960-64; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of South Carolina, 1964-65; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1965-86; took senior status 1986. Baptist. Died, from the effects of head injuries sustained in a fall, at Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., October 26, 1999 (age 83 years, 70 days). Interment at Aiken Memorial Gardens, Aiken, S.C.
  The Charles E. Simons, Jr. Federal Courthouse (built 1935; received its current name 1986), in Aiken, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  J. Hugh Malone (1944-2001) — of Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska; Douglas, Juneau, Alaska. Born in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., January 22, 1944. Democrat. Surveyor; member of Alaska state house of representatives 11th District, 1973-84; Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 1977-78; Alaska Commissioner of Revenue, 1986-90. Main author of the Alaska Permanent Fund. Hit by a large wave on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, fell, and killed when his head struck rocks, near Riomaggiore, Italy, March 7, 2001 (age 57 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. J. Malone and Cate Malone.
  Robert Harvey (1914-2001) — also known as Bob Harvey — of Arkansas. Born in Swifton, Jackson County, Ark., May 22, 1914. Farmer; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1947-56; member of Arkansas state senate, 1957-79. Methodist. Called "the voice of fiscal responsibility" in the Arkansas legislature. Injured in a fall, and died two weeks later, in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark., May 19, 2001 (age 86 years, 362 days). Interment at Swifton Cemetery, Swifton, Ark.
  Joseph Wright Twinam (1934-2001) — also known as Joseph W. Twinam — Born in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., 1934. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, 1974-76. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Suffered head injuries in an accidental fall at his home, and died several days later, in a hospital at Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 12, 2001 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Edward P. Boland Edward Patrick Boland (1911-2001) — also known as Edward P. Boland — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 1, 1911. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1935-40; Hampden County Register of Deeds, 1941-52; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1960, 1964, 1972; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1953-89. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Sponsor of amendments that outlawed U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan "contra" rebels in the 1980s. Died, of cardiovascular complications, following a fractured hip, at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 4, 2001 (age 90 years, 34 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  William Caesar Warfield (1920-2002) — also known as William Warfield — Born in West Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark., January 22, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; professional singer; actor; performed, Republican National Convention, 1952 ; university professor. Baptist. African ancestry. Broke his neck in an accidental fall, and died a few weeks later, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 25, 2002 (age 82 years, 215 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married, August 31, 1952, to Leontyne Price.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lester Garfield Maddox (1915-2003) — also known as Lester Maddox — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., September 30, 1915. Restaurant owner; became nationally known as an outspoken racial segregationist; closed his restaurant rather than serve Black customers; Governor of Georgia, 1967-71; candidate in inconclusive election, subsequently chosen 1966; Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 1971-75; American Independent candidate for President of the United States, 1976. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Junior Order. Died, while suffering from cancer and the effects of a fall, in a hospice at Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., June 25, 2003 (age 87 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Dean G. Maddox and Flonnie Maddox; married to Virginia Cox.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Sharrock (1910-2005) — also known as "The Earthquake Mayor" — of Anchorage, Alaska. Born in Muskingum County, Ohio, May 2, 1910. Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1961-64. Died, from complications of a fall, on March 6, 2005 (age 94 years, 308 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Arthur Naftalin (1917-2005) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., June 28, 1917. Democrat. University professor; newspaper columnist; secretary to Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey, 1945-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1961-69. Jewish. Injured in a fall, and died a few hours later, in Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., May 16, 2005 (age 87 years, 322 days). His body was donated to the University of Minnesota medical school.
  Relatives: Son of Sandel Naftalin and Tillie (Bresky) Naftalin; married, July 3, 1941, to Frances Marie Healy; father of Mark Naftalin (musician).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Dolores Dee Bielecki (1933-2006) — also known as Dee Bielecki; Rose Bielecki — of Oconee County, S.C. Born March 29, 1933. Democrat. School teacher; college professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2000. Female. At a charity golf tournament, she fell, struck her head, was hospitalized, and died from the injury six weeks later, in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., July 8, 2006 (age 73 years, 101 days). Burial location unknown.
  William Francis Quinn (1919-2006) — also known as William Quinn — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 13, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; candidate for Hawaii territorial senate, 1956; Governor of Hawaii Territory, 1957-59; Governor of Hawaii, 1959-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1960; president, Dole Pineapple Company, 1965-72; Presidential Elector for Hawaii, 1972; candidate for U.S. Senator from Hawaii, 1976. Catholic. Died, two months after breaking his hip in a fall, in Kahala Nui retirement community, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, August 28, 2006 (age 87 years, 46 days). Interment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Quinn and Elizabeth Quinn; married to Nancy Ellen Witbeck.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Edward J. King Edward Joseph King (1925-2006) — also known as Edward J. King; Ed King — of Winthrop, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass., May 11, 1925. Democrat. Governor of Massachusetts, 1979-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980. Catholic. Played pro football as a guard with the Buffalo Bisons in 1948-49, and the Baltimore Colts in 1950. Died, following brain surgery after two falls, in Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Middlesex County, Mass., September 18, 2006 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
  William Leonard Hungate (1922-2007) — also known as William L. Hungate — of Troy, Lincoln County, Mo. Born in Benton, Franklin County, Ill., December 14, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney, 1951-56; U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1964-77; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1979-92. Christian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; American Bar Association. Injured in a fall at his home, and died two weeks later, from surgery complications, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Mo., June 22, 2007 (age 84 years, 190 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1944 to Dorothy Wilson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by William L. Hungate: Glimpses of Politics : Red, White & Blue Jokes (1996) — It Wasn't Funny at the Time (1994)
  Paul Eugene Gillmor (1939-2007) — also known as Paul E. Gillmor — of Old Fort, Seneca County, Ohio. Born in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, February 1, 1939. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate, 1967-88; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1986; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1989-2007; died in office 2007. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from an accidental fall down stairs, in Arlington, Arlington County, Va., September 5, 2007 (age 68 years, 216 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Paul M. Gillmor; married 1983 to Karen Lako.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  William Joseph Coyne (1936-2013) — also known as William J. Coyne — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., August 24, 1936. Democrat. Accountant; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1970-72; member of the Pittsburgh city council, 1974-80; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1981-2003; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000. Catholic. Fell, suffered head injuries, and died, in University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 3, 2013 (age 77 years, 71 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  March Fong Eu (1922-2017) — also known as March Kong; March K. Fong — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Calif., March 29, 1922. Democrat. Dental hygenist; supervisor of dental health education, Alameda County; member of California state assembly 15th District, 1967-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1988; secretary of state of California, 1975-94; resigned 1994; defeated, 2002; U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, 1994-96. Female. Chinese ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma. Died, following a fall, in Irvine, Orange County, Calif., December 21, 2017 (age 95 years, 267 days). The California Secretary of State building in Sacramento is named for her. Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Yuen Kong and Shin (Shee) Kong; married to Chester Fong and Henry Eu; adoptive mother of Matthew Kipling Fong (1953-2011).
  The March Fong Eu Secretary of State Building, Sacramento, California, is named for her.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Ernest McReynolds (1929-2018) — also known as David McReynolds — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 25, 1929. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960; Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1968; Socialist candidate for President of the United States, 1980, 2000; Green candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 2004. Gay. Member, War Resisters League; American Civil Liberties Union. Suffered a fall in his apartment, and died soon after, in Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 17, 2018 (age 88 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles McReynolds and Elizabeth Grace (Tallon) McReynolds.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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