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Culkin family of Oswego, New York

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  William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) — also known as William E. Culkin — of Buffalo, Wright County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., October 15, 1860. Lawyer; Wright County Attorney, 1887; member of Minnesota state senate 38th District, 1895-98. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1949 (age 88 years, 253 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Duluth, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Culkin (1832-1921) and Bridget (Dugan) Culkin (1839-1897); brother of Francis Dugan Culkin (1874-1943); married, July 8, 1886, to Hannah Alice Young (1862-1944); father of Margaret Culkin Banning.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Francis Dugan Culkin (1874-1943) — also known as Francis D. Culkin — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., November 10, 1874. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Oswego County District Attorney; county judge in New York, 1921-28; U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1928-43; died in office 1943; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932, 1940. Irish ancestry. Died in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., August 4, 1943 (age 68 years, 267 days). Interment at St. Paul's Cemetery, Oswego, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Culkin (1832-1921) and Bridget (Dugan) Culkin (1839-1897); brother of William Edgar Culkin; uncle of Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982).
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982) — also known as Margaret Frances Culkin — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Tryon, Polk County, N.C. Born in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., March 18, 1891. Republican. Novelist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 (alternate), 1936. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Elected to Duluth Hall of Fame. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., January 4, 1982 (age 90 years, 292 days). Interment at Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) and Hannah Alice (Young) Culkin; married, October 9, 1914, to Archibald Tanner Banning, Jr. (divorced 1929); married 1942 to Leroy Salsich; niece of Francis Dugan Culkin.
  Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Margaret Culkin Banning: The Splendid Torments : A Novel (1976) — Such Interesting People (1979) — The Will of Magda Townsend (1974) — Spellbinders (1922) — Echo Answers (1960) — Country Club People (1923) — The First Woman (1935) — Half Loaves (1921) — Women for Defense (1942) — The Clever Sister (1947) — Conduct Yourself Accordingly (1944) — The Convert (1957) — The Dowry (1955) — Enough to Live On (1940) — Fallen Away (1951) — Festival at the Lakehead (1965) — Give us our years (1950) — A Handmaid of the Lord (1924) — I took my love to the country (1966) — The Iron Will (1936) — Mesabi (1969) — Mixed Marriage (1930) — Money of Her Own (1928) — Out In Society (1940) — The Quality of Mercy : A Novel (1963) — You haven't changed (1937)
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