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Locke family

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  John Locke (1764-1855) — of Ashby, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Mass., February 14, 1764. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1804; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1823-29 (4th District 1823-25, 6th District 1825-29); member of Massachusetts state senate, 1830. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 29, 1855 (age 91 years, 43 days). Interment at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Mass.
  Relatives: First cousin twice removed of Jabez Bradley Locke; first cousin thrice removed of Leon Locke; third cousin once removed of Charles Locke; third cousin twice removed of Otis Taft Locke and David Guy Locke (1860-1944).
  Political family: Locke family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Locke (1811-1881) — of Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Madison County, N.Y., May 11, 1811. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County 2nd District, 1867-68. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Perry, Shiawassee County, Mich., May 8, 1881 (age 69 years, 362 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, Perry, Mich.
  Relatives: Third cousin once removed of John Locke; fourth cousin once removed of Jabez Bradley Locke, Otis Taft Locke and David Guy Locke (1860-1944).
  Political family: Locke family.
  Jabez Bradley Locke (1832-1899) — also known as J. B. Locke — of Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Veteran, Chemung County, N.Y., March 28, 1832. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 9, 1865. Died in Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minn., October 10, 1899 (age 67 years, 196 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of Leon Locke; first cousin twice removed of John Locke (1764-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Charles Locke.
  Political family: Locke family.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Otis Taft Locke (1842-1916) — also known as O. T. Locke — of Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. Born in Cortland County, N.Y., February 27, 1842. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868; postmaster at Tiffin, Ohio, 1901. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, October 1, 1916 (age 74 years, 217 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel B. Locke (1793-1890) and Philimedia (Taft) Locke (1797-1875); half-brother of David Ross Locke (1833-1888; political satirist, better known as Petroleum V. Nasby); married 1866 to Maria C. Porch (1842-1919); third cousin twice removed of John Locke (1764-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Charles Locke.
  Political family: Locke family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Guy Locke (1860-1944) — also known as David G. Locke — of Gratiot County, Mich. Born in North Shade Township, Gratiot County, Mich., November 27, 1860. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1921-22; defeated, 1922. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 6, 1944 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at North Plains Cemetery, North Plains, Mich.
  Relatives: Married 1890 to Mary Alma Mitchell; third cousin twice removed of John Locke (1764-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Charles Locke.
  Political family: Locke family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leon Locke (1869-1934) — of Fulton, Bourbon County, Kan.; Walnut, Crawford County, Kan.; Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Locke's Mills, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, January 4, 1869. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1908-16; mayor of Lake Charles, La., 1929-33. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., April 5, 1934 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
  Relatives: Married to Frances E. King (1869-1948); nephew of Jabez Bradley Locke; first cousin thrice removed of John Locke (1764-1855).
  Political family: Locke family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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