Very incomplete list!
in chronological order
George M. Carhart (d. 1863) —
Member of California
state assembly 21st District, 1853-54.
and killed while sleeping in Skinner's Saloon, Bannock, Beaverhead
County, Mont., May 17,
Burial location unknown.
Caleb Claiborne Herbert (c.1814-1867) —
Born in Goochland
County, Va., about 1814.
Member of Texas
state senate, 1857-59; Representative
from Texas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65.
outside a saloon in Columbus, Colorado
County, Tex., July 5,
1867 (age about 53
private or family graveyard, Colorado County, Tex.
Edwin Stanton McCook (1837-1873) —
Born in Carrollton, Carroll
County, Ohio, March
General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary
of Dakota Territory, 1872-73; died in office 1873.
and killed by
Peter P. Wintermute, a banker and political adversary, at a
saloon in Yankton, Yankton
County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), September
11, 1873 (age 36 years, 169
Interment at Spring
Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Benjamin Long (1838-1877) —
of Dallas, Dallas
Born March 7,
of Dallas, Tex., 1868-70, 1872-74; defeated, 1874.
when he attempted to stop three people from leaving a saloon
without paying, June 23,
1877 (age 39 years, 108
Interment at Greenwood
Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
David Smith Terry (1823-1889) —
also known as David S. Terry —
of Galveston, Galveston
County, Tex.; San
Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San
Joaquin County, Calif.
Born in Christian County (part now in Todd
County), Ky., March 8,
to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; advocated the extension of
slavery to California; justice of
California state supreme court, 1855-59; chief
justice of California state supreme court, 1857-59; killed U.S.
C. Broderick in a duel
near San Francisco in 1859; tried
but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War;
to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; candidate
for Presidential Elector for California; his wife Sarah Althea Hill
claimed to be the widow and heir of wealthy U.S. Senator William
Sharon; in September, 1888, when her claim was finally rejected
by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen
J. Field (acting as a Court of Appeals judge for California), she
and Terry caused an altercation in the courtroom and were jailed
six months for contempt
Five months after his release from jail, he encountered Justice Field
and slapped him in the face; he was then shot
through the heart and killed by
U.S. Deputy Marshal David Neagle, the justice's bodyguard, in the train
station dining room at Lathrop, San Joaquin
County, Calif., August
14, 1889 (age 66 years, 159
days). Neagle was arrested by local authorities, but later
released on the demand of the U.S. government.
Interment at Stockton
Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
Nicholas Fish (1848-1902) —
of New York, New York
Born in New York, New York
County, N.Y., February
U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Switzerland, 1877-81; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1882-85; banker;
candidate for Presidential Elector for New York.
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.
Fish (1808-1893) and Julia (Kean) Fish; 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 (1758-1833); 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 (born 1951) and Alexa
Fish Ward; second great-grandson of Gilbert
Livingston and Peter
Van Brugh Livingston; second great-grandnephew of John
Livingston (1688-1775), Robert
Livingston (1708-1790), Philip
Livingston and William
Livingston; third great-grandson of Robert
Livingston the Elder and James
Alexander; 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 Philip
Van Cortlandt, 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
Stevens III, 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 (c.1644-1707), David
Davidse Schuyler, Myndert
Davidtse Schuyler, Johannes
Cuyler and John
Cruger Jr.; second cousin once removed of Jonathan
Mayhew Wainwright; second cousin twice removed of James
R. Livingston (1746-1813), Frederick
Livingston (1764-1836), Stephen
Van Rensselaer, Philip
Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry
Walter Livingston, Peter
Augustus Jay (1776-1843), Rensselaer
Philip Livingston, William
Alexander Duer, John
Duer and William
Jay; second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus
Van Cortlandt, Philip
John Schuyler, Philip
P. Schuyler and Stephen
John Schuyler; second cousin four times removed of Matthew
Cruger and Henry
Rutgers; third cousin of Gilbert
Livingston Thompson; third cousin once removed of Philip
Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward
Livingston (1796-1840), William
Bell Van Rensselaer, Denning
Brockholst Ledyard and John
Jay II; third cousin twice removed of Nicholas
Bayard (1736-1802), Jeremiah
Van Rensselaer, Robert
Van Rensselaer, Pieter
Schuyler (1746-1792), James
Samuel Schuyler, Philip
Jeremiah Schuyler, James
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 (born 1870); fourth cousin once removed of Peter
Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob
Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Maturin
Alexander Hamilton, George
Washington Schuyler, John
Cortlandt Parker, Philip
N. Schuyler, William
Waldorf Astor, Herbert
Livingston Satterlee, Peter
Augustus Jay (1877-1933), Robert
Reginald Livingston, Bronson
Murray Cutting and Brockholst
| || || Political families: Livingston-Schuyler
family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin
family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four
Thousand Related Politicians).|
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article — U.S. State Dept career summary|
William J. Donohue (1873-1907) —
of Brooklyn, Kings
Born in 1873.
Republican. Member of New York
state assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1907; defeated,
1903; died in office 1907.
himself, or was murdered,
in the lavatory of a saloon in Brooklyn, Kings
County, N.Y., January
31, 1907 (age about 33
Interment at Calvary
Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
John E. Mullally (1875-1912) —
Born in 1875.
keeper; member of California
state assembly 30th District, 1911-12; died in office 1912.
by three masked holdup men in his saloon, shot,
mortally wounded, and died soon after, in Central Emergency Hospital,
Francisco, Calif., January
15, 1912 (age about 36
Interment at Holy
Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
Fred S. Berry (1879-1948) —
of Wayne, Wayne
Born in Mapleton, Monona
County, Iowa, March
delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928.
Member, American Bar
Died, from a heart
attack, while dining in a cafe at Omaha, Douglas
County, Neb., June 7,
1948 (age 69 years, 84
Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, Neb.
Claude C. Cheshire (c.1889-1960) —
of Nogales, Santa Cruz
County, Ariz.; Flagstaff, Coconino
Born in Oregon, about 1889.
of Nogales, Ariz., 1937-39.
Suffered a heart
attack and died, while dining with friends in a
restaurant, Phoenix, Maricopa
County, Ariz., January
29, 1960 (age about 71
Burial location unknown.
Leon M. Jordan (1905-1970) —
of Kansas City, Jackson
Born in Kansas City, Jackson
County, Mo., May 6,
officer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from
member of Missouri
state house of representatives, 1965-70 (Jackson County 4th
District 1965-66, 11th District 1967-70); died in office 1970.
ancestry. Member, Elks; Kappa
During his campaign
for re-election, was shot and
while leaving the Green Duck Tavern, which he owned and
operated, in Kansas City, Jackson
County, Mo., July 15,
1970 (age 65 years, 70
Burial location unknown.
William J. McGovern (1905-1972) —
of Jersey City, Hudson
Born in Jersey City, Hudson
County, N.J., August
owner; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New
elected (Wet) delegate
to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment from Hudson
by armed robbers at his tavern, in Jersey City, Hudson
County, N.J., July 11,
1972 (age 66 years, 321
Interment at Holy
Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.
Silvio Joseph Failla (1910-1972) —
also known as Silvio J. Failla; Si Failla —
of Hoboken, Hudson
Born in New Jersey, May 23,
of Hoboken, N.J., 1965; member of New
Jersey state house of assembly District 12-C, 1972; died in
According to published
reports, he left a bar with a prostitute,
Deborah Dell; just outside, he was robbed, shot
multiple times, and killed,
in Neptune Township, Monmouth
County, N.J., September
16, 1972 (age 62 years, 116
days). Dell and an associate were later convicted of first-degree
murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Entombed in mausoleum at St.
Catharine Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J.
S. Samuel DiFalco (1906-1978) —
of Manhattan, New York
Born in Italy,
candidate for New York
state assembly, 1935; Justice of
New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1949-56; New
York County Surrogate, 1957-76.
ancestry. Member, Tammany
in May 1976, along with Justice Irving
Saypol, on official
in connection with an alleged scheme to obtain appraisal and auction
commissions for Saypol's son; the charges were later dismissed. Indicted
in February 1978 for criminal
contempt, in connection with his statements to a grand jury, but
died before trial.
Died, from a heart
attack, while dining with friends at the Columbus Club,
Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., June 28,
1978 (age 71 years, 337
Interment at Gate
of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.