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Northcott family of Illinois

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  Nathaniel S. Dresser — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state senate 38th District, 1897-1901. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of William Allen Northcott (1854-1917).
  Political family: Northcott family of Illinois.
  William Allen Northcott (1854-1917) — also known as William A. Northcott — of Greenville, Bond County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., January 28, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Bond County State's Attorney, 1882-92; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1897-1905; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Illinois, 1905-14; president, Inter-Ocean Casualty Co. Episcopalian. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Died January 25, 1917 (age 62 years, 363 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Nathaniel S. Dresser; son of Robert Saunders Northcott (Civil War general) and Mary (Cunningham) Northcott; brother of Elliott Northcott (1869-1946); married, September 11, 1882, to Ada R. Stoutzenberg.
  Political family: Northcott family of Illinois.
  Elliott Northcott (1869-1946) — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Born in Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va., April 26, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1900-08; West Virginia Republican state chair, 1904-08; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1905-09, 1922-27; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1909-10; Nicaragua, 1911; Venezuela, 1911-13; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1927-39. Died, of pneumonia, in a hospital at Arcadia, DeSoto County, Fla., January 3, 1946 (age 76 years, 252 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Saunders Northcott (Civil War general) and Mary (Cunningham) Northcott; brother of William Allen Northcott (1854-1917); married, September 1, 1893, to Lola Beardsley.
  Political family: Northcott family of Illinois.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
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