The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Post Office Politicians in California

  Francis Alvin Abbott (1862-1935) — also known as F. A. Abbott — of Salinas, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Point Reyes, Marin County, Calif., March 16, 1862. Butcher; postmaster; mayor of Salinas, Calif., 1909-11. Died in Salinas, Monterey County, Calif., March 28, 1935 (age 73 years, 12 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Salinas, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Carlisle Stewart Abbott and Alice Elizabeth (Merriman) Abbott; married, September 4, 1884, to Annabel Forester.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Abbott family of Salinas, California (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis J. Dyer (1864-1924) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa, June 21, 1864. Postmaster; lumber business; newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Consul in Swansea, 1915; Ceiba, 1915-17; Tegucigalpa, 1917-18. Died December 26, 1924 (age 60 years, 188 days). Burial location unknown.
  Edward E. Muecke (b. 1869) — of Aurora, Marion County, Ore.; Iquique, Chile. Born in San Francisco, Calif., December 11, 1869. Merchant; postmaster; U.S. Vice Consul in Iquique, 1900-09; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Iquique, 1909-14. Burial location unknown.
  Ada Belle Mills Nale (1882-1947) — also known as Ada Belle Mills — of West Plains, Howell County, Mo.; Atlanta, Macon County, Mo.; Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo.; Dutch Flat, Placer County, Calif. Born in Gallatin County, Ill., October 6, 1882. Democrat. School teacher; postmaster; member of Missouri Democratic State Central Committee, 1920. Female. Died, of liver cancer, in Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 4, 1947 (age 64 years, 149 days). Interment at Sierra View Memorial Patk, Marysville, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Joseph L. Mills and Lavina E. (Allyn) Mills; married, June 25, 1902, to George Bafford Nale.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Philip Ohliger (1843-1923) — also known as Lewis P. Ohliger — of Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Born in Rheinpfalz, Germany, January 3, 1843. Democrat. Wholesale druggist; grocer; Wayne County Treasurer, 1875-79; trustee, Wooster and Lodi Railway; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio; postmaster; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1892; U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1892-93. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., January 9, 1923 (age 80 years, 6 days). Interment at Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas More Storke (1876-1971) — also known as Thomas M. Storke — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., November 23, 1876. Democrat. Postmaster; newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924, 1932, 1936; U.S. Senator from California, 1938-39. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., October 12, 1971 (age 94 years, 323 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Charles A. Storke (1847-1936); father of Charles A. Storke (1911-1998).
  Political family: Storke family of Santa Barbara, California.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Whitney Waterman (1826-1891) — also known as Robert W. Waterman — of Geneva, Kane County, Ill.; Wilmington, Will County, Ill.; California. Born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 15, 1826. Postmaster; newspaper publisher; involved in silver and gold mining; president, San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1887; Governor of California, 1887-91. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., April 12, 1891 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Dean Waterman and Mary Graves (Waldo) Waterman; married, September 29, 1847, to Jane Gardner; first cousin of Alexander Hamilton Waterman; second cousin thrice removed of David Waterman and Luther Waterman; third cousin once removed of William Harrison Waterman; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Waterman and Thomas Glasby Waterman; fourth cousin once removed of Sterry Robinson Waterman.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Margaret Wildrick (1917-2000) — also known as Margaret Tripp — of Weeping Water, Cass County, Neb.; Bell Gardens, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Nebraska, June 17, 1917. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944; postmaster. Female. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., February 4, 2000 (age 82 years, 232 days). Interment at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Neb.
  Relatives: Daughter of Fred Clarence 'Bud' Tripp and Myrtle (Tomlinson) Tripp; married to George S. Wildrick.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
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