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Politicians: Death On Board Boats or Ships
(other than in marine accidents)

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Silas Deane (1737-1789) — of Connecticut. Born in Groton, New London County, Conn., December 24, 1737. Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-76. Died on board ship (the Boston Packet), en route from Gravesend to Boston, in the North Atlantic Ocean, September 23, 1789 (age 51 years, 273 days). Interment at St. George's Churchyard, Deal, Kent, England.
  Relatives: Married 1763 to Mehitable Webb; married 1770 to Elizabeth Saltonstall Evards (granddaughter of Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724)).
  Political family: Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
Winthrop Sargent Winthrop Sargent (1753-1820) — of Ohio. Born in Gloucester, Essex County, Mass., May 1, 1753. Ship captain; major in Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; secretary of Northwest Territory, 1788-98; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1798-1801; planter. Died on board ship at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, June 3, 1820 (age 67 years, 33 days). Interment at Gloucester Plantation Cemetery, Natchez, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Winthrop Sargent (1727-1793) and Judith (Sanders) Sargent (1731-1793); married, June 13, 1789, to Rebecca Rowena Tupper; married, October 24, 1798, to Maria (McIntosh) Williams; first cousin twice removed of John Winthrop Jones (1817-1887).
  Political family: Peters-Sargent family of Ellsworth, Maine.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp
  William Jones Lowndes (1782-1822) — also known as William Lowndes — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, February 11, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1806-08; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1811-22 (4th District 1811-13, 2nd District 1813-22). Died aboard a ship in the North Atlantic Ocean while en route to England, October 27, 1822 (age 40 years, 258 days). Buried at sea in North Atlantic Ocean; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Rawlins Lowndes and Sarah (Jones) Lowndes (1757-1801); brother of Thomas Lowndes; married 1802 to Elizabeth Brewton Pinckney (1781-1857; daughter of Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828)); second great-granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank; third great-granduncle of Burnet Rhett Maybank, Jr.; first cousin twice removed of Charles Pinckney Brown.
  Political families: Lowndes-DeSaussure-Aiken-Maybank family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Lowndes counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Gerrit De Witt (1789-1839) — also known as Charles G. De Witt — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Greenhill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 7, 1789. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1829-31; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America, 1833-39. Died on board a river steamer on the Hudson River near Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., April 12, 1839 (age 49 years, 156 days). Interment at Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Hurley, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Garrit V. De Witt (1762-1846) and Catherine (Ten Eyck) De Witt (1765-1840); married to Catherine Bogert Godwin; grandson of Charles De Witt (1727-1787); first cousin of Charles D. Bruyn; first cousin once removed of David Miller De Witt; second cousin once removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton, Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt-Smoot family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Thomas Walker Gilmer (1802-1844) — of Virginia. Born in Gilmerton, Albemarle County, Va., April 6, 1802. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1829-36, 1838-39; Speaker of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1838-39; Governor of Virginia, 1840-41; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1841-44 (12th District 1841-43, 5th District 1843-44); U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1844; died in office 1844. Among those killed in the explosion when a cannon accidentally burst on board the U.S.S. Princeton, on the Potomac River near Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Md., February 28, 1844 (age 41 years, 328 days). Originally entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at a private or family graveyard, Albemarle County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Gilmer (1778-1836) and Elizabeth Anderson (Hudson) Gilmer (1784-1820); married to Anne Elizabeth Baker (1809-1874); nephew of Mildred Gilmer (1772-1799; who married William Wirt); grandnephew of John Walker and Francis Walker; second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809); second cousin twice removed of Aylett Hawes; third cousin once removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison, Richard Aylett Buckner, Richard Hawes and Albert Gallatin Hawes; third cousin twice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford; fourth cousin of Zachary Taylor, Aylette Buckner and Aylett Hawes Buckner; fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Harry Bartow Hawes.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Washington family; Clay family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Gilmer County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abel Parker Upshur (1790-1844) — of Virginia. Born in Northampton County, Va., June 17, 1790. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-13, 1824-27; state court judge in Virginia, 1826-41; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1841-43; U.S. Secretary of State, 1843-44; died in office 1844. Episcopalian. Among those killed in the explosion when a cannon accidentally burst on board the U.S.S. Princeton, on the Potomac River near Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Md., February 28, 1844 (age 53 years, 256 days). Originally entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; later interred in 1874 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Littleton Upshur (1760?-?).
  Upshur counties in Tex. and W.Va. are named for him.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Abel Parker Upshur (built 1942, scrapped 1966) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Virgil Maxcy (1785-1844) — of Maryland. Born in Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., May 5, 1785. Lawyer; member of Maryland state executive council, 1815; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1820; member of Maryland state senate, 1820; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1837-42. Among those killed in the explosion when a cannon accidentally burst on board the U.S.S. Princeton, on the Potomac River near Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Md., February 28, 1844 (age 58 years, 299 days). Originally entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at a private or family graveyard, Anne Arundel County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Maxcy and Ruth (Newell) Maxcy; married to Mary Galloway.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  David Gardiner (1784-1844) — of New York. Born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., May 29, 1784. Member of New York state senate 1st District, 1824-27. Among those killed in the explosion when a cannon accidentally burst on board the U.S.S. Princeton, on the Potomac River near Fort Washington, Prince George's County, Md., February 28, 1844 (age 59 years, 275 days). Originally entombed at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; later interred at South End Cemetery, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Phebe Gardiner and Abraham Gardiner (1763-1796); married to Juliana MacLachlan (1799-1864); father of Julia Gardiner (1820-1889; who married John Tyler); grandfather of David Gardiner Tyler; third cousin thrice removed of John Lee Saltonstall; fourth cousin of Jonas Mapes; fourth cousin once removed of David Parshall Mapes (1798-1890).
  Political families: Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman family of New York and Arizona; Tyler-Mapes family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Hanna Hammond (1791-1847) — also known as Robert H. Hammond — of Milton, Northumberland County, Pa. Born in Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., April 28, 1791. Northumberland County Register and Recorder; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1837-41; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Wounded during the Mexican War; ordered home on sick leave, but died of his wounds en route, aboard the steamship Orleans, in the North Atlantic Ocean, June 2, 1847 (age 56 years, 35 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery, Milton, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Swearingen (1792-1849) — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Brooke County, Va. (now W.Va.), 1792. Democrat. Jefferson County Sheriff; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1838-41. Died on board ship, At Sea en route from California, January, 1849 (age about 56 years). Buried at sea.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel V. Swearingen (1755-1822) and Rebecca (Dawson) Swearingen (1758-1831); married, July 16, 1807, to Mary Swearingen (1792-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Royal Thurston (1816-1851) — of Oregon. Born in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine, April 15, 1816. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oregon Territory, 1849-51. Died aboard the steamer California, in the North Pacific Ocean, April 9, 1851 (age 34 years, 359 days). Original interment somewhere in Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero; reinterment in 1853 at Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Ore.
  Thurston County, Wash. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Alexander Somervell (1796-1854) — of Texas. Born in Maryland, June 11, 1796. Colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Colorado and Austin, 1836-38. Died under mysterious circumstances in 1854 (age about 58 years); his body was found lashed to the timbers of a capsized boat. Burial location unknown.
  Somervell County, Tex. is named for him.
  Robert M. Palmer (1820-1862) — of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in 1820. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1856, 1860; member of Pennsylvania state senate 7th District, 1859-61; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1861-62. Died aboard ship in the Atlantic Ocean while returning from Argentina, April 26, 1862 (age about 41 years). Buried at sea in Atlantic Ocean.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  John Calvin Mason (1802-1865) — of Owingsville, Bath County, Ky. Born near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., August 4, 1802. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1839; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1849-53, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1860. Died while en route from Texas to Kentucky, on board a steamer on the Mississippi River, near New Orleans (unknown parish), La., August, 1865 (age about 62 years). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Presumably named for: John Calvin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
John Van_Buren John Van Buren (1810-1866) — also known as "Prince John" — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., February 10, 1810. Lawyer; New York state attorney general, 1845-47; appointed 1845; defeated, 1847, 1865; in September 1845, during a trial, he and opposing counsel Ambrose L. Jordan came to blows in the courtroom; both were sentenced to 24 hours solitary confinement in jail; his resignation as Attorney General was refused by the governor. Died, from exposure, on board the ship Scotia, en route from Liverpool to New York, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 13, 1866 (age 56 years, 245 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Martin Van Buren and Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren; married, June 22, 1841, to Elizabeth Vanderpoel (1810-1844); nephew of James Isaac Van Alen; second cousin once removed of Barent Van Buren; second cousin thrice removed of Dirck Ten Broeck (1686-1751) and Cornelis Cuyler; third cousin once removed of Thomas Brodhead Van Buren; third cousin twice removed of Harold Sheffield Van Buren; fourth cousin once removed of James Livingston.
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) — of Montana. Born in Ireland, August 3, 1823. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Montana Territory, 1865; Governor of Montana Territory, 1865-66. Fell from a steamboat into the Missouri River and presumably drowned, at Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont., July 1, 1867 (age 43 years, 332 days). His body was never found. Statue at State Capitol Grounds, Helena, Mont.
  Meagher County, Mont. is named for him.
  George W. Guess (c.1829-1868) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in North Carolina, about 1829. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1866-68. Member, Freemasons. Died of sunstroke, aboard a steamboat on the Mississippi River, at a wharf in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., July 18, 1868 (age about 39 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Richard Foster Perkins (1809-1868) — also known as Richard F. Perkins — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., November 12, 1809. Lawyer; postmaster at Augusta, Maine, 1842-43; San Francisco, Calif., 1864-68; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1844-45. Died aboard the passenger ship Colorado, on a voyage from San Francisco to New York, in the North Pacific Ocean, October 13, 1868 (age 58 years, 336 days). Buried at sea in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Perkins (1778-1856) and Anna (Ames) Perkins (1781-1871); married, December 29, 1834, to Susan Cony (1812-1836; daughter of Samuel Cony (1775-1835); sister of Samuel Cony (1811-1870); aunt of Daniel Albert Cony; granddaughter of Daniel Cony); married, December 11, 1843, to Emeline Page Avery.
  Political family: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) — also known as Alexander P. Crittenden — of Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 14, 1816. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1849-51, 1852-53 (Los Angeles District 1849-51, 5th District 1852-53). Shot and mortally wounded by his ex-lover, Laura D. Fair, on board a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay, and died two days later, in San Francisco, Calif., November 5, 1870 (age 54 years, 295 days). Fair was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death, but the state supreme court ordered a new trial, and she was acquitted. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1788-1832) and Mary Wilson (Parker) Crittenden (1792-1869); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905; Union general); married to Clara Churchill (1820-1881); nephew of John Jordan Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden (1754-1806); first cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin F. Ferris (c.1806-1876) — also known as B. F. Ferris; H. A. Johnson — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, about 1806. Justice of the Peace, 1853 to about 1860; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1865-66; banker. While traveling under the pseudonym 'H. A. Johnson', aboard the steamer Amador on the Sacramento River, he killed himself by taking poison, tying his feet together, and then jumping or falling overboard to drown in the river, near Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., May 20, 1876 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Joseph Eggleston Segar (1804-1880) — of Virginia. Born in King William County, Va., June 1, 1804. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1836; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1861-63. Died en route from Norfolk, Va. to Washington, D.C., on the steamer George Leary, probably in Chesapeake Bay, April 30, 1880 (age 75 years, 334 days). Interment at St. John's Church Cemetery, Hampton, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — 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.
  Augustine Heard (1827-1905) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Washington, D.C. Born in Ipswich, Essex County, Mass., December 7, 1827. Merchant; U.S. Minister to Korea, 1890-93. Died on board the steamship Konig Albert, in the North Atlantic Ocean, en route from Naples to New York, December 14, 1905 (age 78 years, 7 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Ipswich, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Heard (1793-1863) and Elizabeth Ann (Farley) Heard (1802-1865); married 1858 to Jane Leeps de Coninck (1832-1899); nephew of Augustine Heard (1785-1868; China trader).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Frederick Manderson (1837-1911) — also known as Charles F. Manderson — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 9, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Stark County Prosecuting Attorney; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1883-93; general solicitor, western region, Burlington Railway System, 1895. Member, American Bar Association; Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic. Died on board the steamship Cedric, in the harbor at Liverpool, England, September 28, 1911 (age 74 years, 231 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of John Manderson and Katharine Manderson; married, April 11, 1865, to Rebekah S. Brown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) — Born in Hungary, April 10, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state legislature, 1869; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 31st District, 1875; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker); U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1885-86. Jewish. Died aboard his yacht in the harbor of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 29, 1911 (age 64 years, 202 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Image source: National Park Service
William W. McIntire William Watson McIntire (1850-1912) — also known as William W. McIntire — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 30, 1850. Republican. Machinist; insurance agent; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1897-99. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Died on a boat while fishing in the Middle River (or Gunpowder River), Baltimore County, Md., March 30, 1912 (age 61 years, 274 days). Interment at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Married to Hortense Hay Hardesty (1865-1933).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Orlando Harrison Baker (1830-1913) — also known as Orlando H. Baker — of Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. Born in Union County, Ind., September 16, 1830. College professor; newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Copenhagen, 1892-94; Sydney, 1900-08; Sandakan, 1908-13, died in office 1913. Died, from uremia, on board the steamship Thomas, en route to San Francisco, in the North Pacific Ocean, August 6, 1913 (age 82 years, 324 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Indianola, Iowa.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Catherine Ridley (1837-1890).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William J. Gaynor William Jay Gaynor (1849-1913) — also known as William J. Gaynor; "Brother Adrian Denys" — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Oriskany, Oneida County, N.Y., February 2, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1894-1909; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1908-09; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1910-13; died in office 1913; shot in the throat by James J. Gallagher, a former city employee, on August 9, 1910. Irish ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, on board the steamship Baltic, in the North Atlantic Ocean, September 10, 1913 (age 64 years, 220 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; memorial monument at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Keiron Gaynor and Elizabeth (Handwright) Gaynor.
  Cross-reference: Edward M. Grout — James P. Kohler
  Gaynor Plaza, the triangle between Flatbush Avenue, St. John's Place, and Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
Paul O. Husting Paul Oscar Adolph Husting (1866-1917) — also known as Paul O. Husting — of Mayville, Dodge County, Wis. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., April 25, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Dodge County District Attorney, 1903-06; member of Wisconsin state senate 13th District, 1907-14; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1915-17; died in office 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). French, Luxemburgian, and Menominee Indian ancestry. Accidentally shot in the back by his brother Gustave, when he stood up in his boat while duck hunting on Rush Lake, and died soon after in a nearby farmhouse, near Pickett, Winnebago County, Wis., October 21, 1917 (age 51 years, 179 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Mayville, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of John P. Husting and Mary M. (Juneau) Husting; grandson of Solomon Juneau (1793-1856).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Wilhelm Christian Magelssen (1873-1919) — also known as William C. Magelssen — of Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Bratsberg, Fillmore County, Minn., October 19, 1873. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Beirut, 1899-1905; in Beirut, in August 1903, he was shot at but not injured; press reports incorrectly reported that he was dead; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Beirut, 1905-06; U.S. Consul in Baghdad, 1906-09; Colombo, 1909-11; Melbourne, 1911-17. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from heart disease, on board the steamship Sonoma, in the North Pacific Ocean, October 17, 1919 (age 45 years, 363 days). Interment at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Near Peterson, Fillmore County, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Kristian Magelssen (1839-1921) and Sarah (Stockfleth) Magelssen (1846-1916); brother of Dorothea Magelssen (1869-1945; who married Gabriel Bie Ravndal (1866-1950)).
  Political family: Ravndal-Magelssen family of Minnesota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Stenger Grosscup (1852-1921) — of Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, February 15, 1852. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1892-99; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit, 1899-1911; resigned 1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1899-1911; resigned 1911. Died aboard ship, on the R.M.S. Caronia, en route from New York, N.Y., to Southampton, England, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 1, 1921 (age 69 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
James A. Emerson James Alfred Emerson (1865-1922) — also known as James A. Emerson — of Warrensburg, Warren County, N.Y. Born in Warrensburg, Warren County, N.Y., April 25, 1865. Republican. Lumber business; woollen manufacturer; steamboat business; hotel owner; banker; member of New York state senate, 1907-18 (32nd District 1907-08, 33rd District 1909-18); as an opponent of alcohol prohibition in 1918, he was called "wringing wet" (in contrast to prohibition advocates, who were "desert dry"). Became ill, from heart disease and gastritis, while on board the steamship Porto Rico, and died soon after, in Long Island Hospital, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 31, 1922 (age 56 years, 281 days). Interment at Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Albert C. Emerson (1829-1888) and Abigail J. (Woodward) Emerson (1829-1899); brother of Louis Woodard Emerson (1857-1924); married to Margaret Jane McGregor (1877-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Elon Rouse Brown (1857-1922) — also known as Elon R. Brown — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Stone Mills, Orleans, Jefferson County, N.Y., October 7, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; counsel to the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1894; member of New York state senate 35th District, 1898-1904, 1913-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904, 1916, 1920. Opposed woman suffrage and alcohol prohibition. While duck hunting from a small boat, he suffered a heart attack and died, at Fox Island, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 24, 1922 (age 64 years, 352 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Elon Galusha Brown and Lucretia (Rouse) Brown; married, November 25, 1882, to Ettella B. Greene.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Edward Fletcher (1866-1924) — also known as Joseph E. Fletcher; "The Colonel" — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bradford, England, June 9, 1866. Republican. Head of the Coronet Worsted Company of Mapleville, R.I., the Plainfield Worsted Company of Plainfield, Conn., the Central Yarn Company, of Central Valley, Conn., and the Allentown Woolen Company of Wickford, R.I. Was also president of the American Association of Woolen and Worsted Manufacturers; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1900, 1908; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1908. Died on board the yacht Juniata, at Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., September 28, 1924 (age 58 years, 111 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Louis Adams Frothingham (1871-1928) — also known as Louis A. Frothingham — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Easton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 13, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Rep. W. C. Lovering, 1897; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Spanish-American War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Eleventh Suffolk District, 1901-05; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1904-05; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1905; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1909-12; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1911; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1921-28; died in office 1928. Unitarian. Member, American Legion. Died, on board the yacht Winsone, at North Haven, Knox County, Maine, August 23, 1928 (age 57 years, 41 days). Interment at Village Cemetery, North Easton, Easton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas B. Frothingham and Annie Pearson (Lunt) Frothingham; married to Mary S. Ames.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Otto Tremont Bannard (1854-1929) — also known as Otto T. Bannard — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 28, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; banker; director, Niagara Fire Insurance Co., Dolphin Jute Mills, and Jersey United Gas and Electric Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908, 1912, 1916; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1909. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, on the ocean liner President Cleveland, en route from Seattle to Manila, in the North Pacific Ocean, January 15, 1929 (age 74 years, 262 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of John W. Bannard and Eliza Landon (Stone) Bannard.
  Frank Putnam Flint (1862-1929) — also known as Frank P. Flint — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in North Reading, Middlesex County, Mass., July 15, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 (alternate), 1920, 1928; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1897-1901; U.S. Senator from California, 1905-11. While on a world tour, died on the ocean liner President Polk, probably in the South China Sea, while approaching Manila, Philippines, February 11, 1929 (age 66 years, 211 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Eaton Flint (1823-1887) and Althea Louise (Hewes) Flint (1841-1930); brother of Motley H. Flint (1864-1930); fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Dexter Sprague.
  Political family: Flint-Bache family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The community of Flintridge (now part of La Canada Flintridge, California), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bird J. Vincent (1880-1931) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Mich., March 6, 1880. Republican. Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1923-31; died in office 1931. Died, from heart disease, aboard ship, the naval transport Henderson en route from Hawaii to San Francisco, in the North Pacific Ocean, July 18, 1931 (age 51 years, 134 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to L. Maud Hinds.
  Cross-reference: Willard J. Nash
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Charles Hanson (1883-1935) — also known as George C. Hanson — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., October 11, 1883. Engineer; U.S. Deputy Consul General in Shanghai, 1911-12; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Chefoo, 1912-13; Dalny, 1913-14; Newchwang, 1914; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Tientsin, 1914-15; U.S. Consul in Swatow, 1915-17; Chungking, 1917-18; Foochow, 1918-21; Harbin, 1921-31; U.S. Consul General in Harbin, 1931-33; Moscow, 1934-35; Salonika, 1935, died in office 1935. Presbyterian. Member, Alpha Delta Sigma; Delta Tau Delta; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Killed by a self-inflicted gunshot, aboard the steamship President Polk, en route from Marseilles to New York, in the North Atlantic Ocean, September 2, 1935 (age 51 years, 326 days). Interment somewhere in Fairfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles C. Hanson (c.1844-1934) and Josephine (Stegkemper) Hanson.
  Vivian Burnett (1876-1937) — of Denver, Colo.; Plandome Manor, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Paris, France, April 5, 1876. Newspaper reporter; author; editor; music composer; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Christian Scientist. Model for the title character in his mother's book, Little Lord Fauntleroy. While sailing his yawl, Delight III, he helped rescue people from an overturned sailboat, and then collapsed and died, probably of a heart attack, on Long Island Sound, July 25, 1937 (age 61 years, 111 days). Interment at Roslyn Cemetery, Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Swan Moses Burnett (1847-1906) and Frances Eliza (Hodgson) Burnett (1854-1924); married, November 21, 1914, to Constance Clough Buel (1893-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Wilmer Steele (1899-1940) — also known as David W. Steele — of Ocean View, Sussex County, Del. Born in Sussex County, Del., 1899. Republican. Poultry raiser; banker; member of Delaware state senate from Sussex County 4th District, 1937-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Tall Cedars of Lebanon. While fishing off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland, he and his wife were killed in an explosion and fire aboard their cruiser, the Lure, in the North Atlantic Ocean, October 7, 1940 (age about 41 years). Interment at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ocean View, Del.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Preston Blocker (1892-1947) — also known as William P. Blocker — of Hondo, Medina County, Tex. Born in Hondo, Medina County, Tex., September 30, 1892. Democrat. School teacher; salesman; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Piedras Negras, 1916-19; U.S. Consul in Piedras Negras, 1919-23; Guaymas, 1923-24; Mazatlan, 1925-29; Ciudad Juarez, 1929-32; Monterrey, as of 1938; U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, 1938-43. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary. Died, following a heart attack, on board the U.S. Transport St. Mihiel, on which he had been scheduled to sail to Panama, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 28, 1947 (age 54 years, 151 days). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Vincular Harwood Blocker and Daisy D. Blocker; brother of V. Harwood Blocker, Jr. (1889?-?); married, February 29, 1916, to Joy Ovada Johnston (1899-1994).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lloyd Church (c.1890-1948) — also known as "Lulu Lloyd" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Norfolk, Va., about 1890. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1935-41, 1942-48; resigned 1941; died in office 1948; candidate for New York City Controller, 1941. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Elks; Tammany Hall. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, on board the ocean liner President Cleveland, en route from Yokohama to Shanghai, in the North Pacific Ocean, August 2, 1948 (age about 58 years). Interment at Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Lloyd Church, Jr. (Army lieutenant, killed in action in Europe, 1945).
  Joseph Flack (1894-1955) — of Grenoble, Bucks County, Pa.; Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa. Born in Grenoble, Bucks County, Pa., December 5, 1894. U.S. Vice Consul in Liverpool, 1917-19; U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, 1946-49; Costa Rica, 1949-50; Poland, 1950-55; shot at, and nearly hit, at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, during the 1946 revolution. Died, from a coronary thrombosis, aboard the ocean liner United States, in the North Atlantic Ocean, May 8, 1955 (age 60 years, 154 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Aloisia Schmid.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Francis Grady (1882-1957) — also known as Henry F. Grady — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Ambassador to India, 1947-48; Greece, 1948-50; Iran, 1950-51; U.S. Minister to Nepal, 1948. Member, American Economic Association; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Sigma Pi; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Gamma Mu. Died, of a heart attack, on the ocean liner President Wilson, in the Pacific Ocean, September 14, 1957 (age 75 years, 214 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry Grady and Ellen G. (Rourke) Grady; married, October 18, 1917, to Lucretia del Valle (1892-1972).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Willa Lybrand Fulmer (1884-1968) — also known as Willa E. Lybrand — of Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, S.C. Born in Wagener, Aiken County, S.C., February 3, 1884. Democrat. U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 1943-45. Female. Died on board a ship en route to Europe, in the North Atlantic Ocean, May 13, 1968 (age 84 years, 100 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Married, October 20, 1901, to Hampton Pitts Fulmer (1875-1944).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Chester Craig Hosmer (1915-1982) — also known as Craig Hosmer — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Brea, Orange County, Calif., May 6, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-74 (18th District 1953-63, 32nd District 1963-74); defeated, 1950; resigned 1974; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died of a heart attack, aboard the cruise ship Azure Seas, in the North Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, en route to Mexico, October 11, 1982 (age 67 years, 158 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  George McInvale Grant (1897-1982) — also known as George M. Grant — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Born in Louisville, Barbour County, Ala., July 11, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1927-37; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1935-38; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1938-65 (2nd District 1938-63, at-large 1963-65). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen; American Legion; Pi Kappa Phi; Kiwanis. Died, from a heart attack, on a cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth II, en route to New York, probably in the North Atlantic Ocean, November 4, 1982 (age 85 years, 116 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Giles Grant and Lannie Gholson (Stephens) Grant; married, December 5, 1938, to Matalie Carter.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Homer Morrison Byington, Jr. (1908-1987) — also known as Homer M. Byington, Jr. — of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Naples, Italy of American parents, May 31, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Naples, 1938-39; U.S. Ambassador to Malaya, 1957-61; U.S. Consul General in Naples, 1963-73. Protestant. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1946. Died, of a heart attack, aboard the Vista Fjord, a Norwegian cruise ship, in the North Atlantic Ocean, November 2, 1987 (age 79 years, 155 days). Interment at St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Homer Morrison Byington; married to Jane Craven McHarg (1912-1993); great-grandson of Aaron Homer Byington (1825?-1910).
  Political family: Byington family of Norwalk, Connecticut.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
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