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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Connecticut

  William W. Gates (born c.1857) — of Moodus, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., about 1857. Republican. Grain and ice dealer; first selectman of East Haddam, Connecticut, 1904-11, 1919-20; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Haddam, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  William Larrabee (1832-1912) — of Iowa. Born in Ledyard, New London County, Conn., January 20, 1832. School teacher; grain miller; banker; member of Iowa state senate, 1867; Governor of Iowa, 1886-90. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Blinded in his right eye by a gun accident at age 15. Died November 16, 1912 (age 80 years, 301 days). Interment at God's Acre Cemetery, Clermont, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Larrabee and Hannah Gallup (Lester) Larrabee; married, September 12, 1861, to Anna Matilda Appleman; father of Julia Larrabee (who married Don Lathrop Love).
  Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Eugene W. Latimer (b. 1887) — of South Coventry, Coventry, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., July 23, 1887. Republican. Grain and coal dealer; probate judge in Connecticut, 1930; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Coventry, 1937-42; member of Connecticut state senate 35th District, 1943-46. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William C. Latimer and H. A. (Richmond) Latimer.
  Fred J. Olds (b. 1867) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn.; Andover, Tolland County, Conn.; Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Wales, Hampden County, Mass., July, 1867. Democrat. Butcher; miller; member of Connecticut state house of representatives; elected 1906; defeated, 1922 (Andover). Interment at Center Cemetery, Coventry, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Annie M. Tyler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sidney V. Osborn (born c.1857) — of Branford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Conn., about 1857. Republican. Grain and coal dealer; first selectman of Branford, Connecticut, 1908-10, 1922; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Branford, 1911-12, 1915-22; defeated, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Edward H. Rollins (born c.1868) — of East Granby, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Newbury, Orange County, Vt., about 1868. Republican. Grain merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from East Granby, 1929-30. Burial location unknown.
Frank B. Weeks Frank Bentley Weeks (1854-1935) — also known as Frank B. Weeks — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 20, 1854. Republican. Grain milling business; banker; candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1909; Governor of Connecticut, 1909-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1916. Congregationalist. Member, Society of Colonial Wars; Union League. Died October 2, 1935 (age 81 years, 255 days). Interment at Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel L. Weeks and Frances M. (Edwards) Weeks; married, November 4, 1875, to Helen Louise Hubbard.
  See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Legislative History and Souvenir (1909)
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