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  Charles William Barnum (1852-1936) — also known as Charles W. Barnum — of Lime Rock, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Lime Rock, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., October 30, 1852. Republican. Iron foundry business; member of Connecticut state senate 31st District, 1907-12; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916. Died October 9, 1936 (age 83 years, 345 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Barnum and Charlotte Ann (Burrall) Barnum (1819-1895); married to Mary Nicholls (1855-1928); second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington (1736-1800); third cousin of Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Barnum (1818-1889) — also known as William H. Barnum; "Seven Mule Barnum" — of Lime Rock, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Boston Corner, Berkshire County, Mass. (now Columbia County, N.Y.), September 17, 1818. Democrat. Pig iron manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1851; postmaster at Lime Rock, Conn., 1851-67; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1867-76; member of Democratic National Committee from Connecticut, 1876-88; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1880-88; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1876, 1880 (speaker), 1884, 1888 (speaker); U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1876-79. Died in Lime Rock, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., April 30, 1889 (age 70 years, 225 days). Interment at Lime Rock Cemetery, Lime Rock, Salisbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Milo Barnum (1790-1860) and Laura (Tibbals) Barnum (1796-1880); married, December 7, 1847, to Charlotte Anne Burrall (1819-1895); father of Charles William Barnum; second cousin once removed of Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Philo Fairchild Barnum and Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891); third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Luther Hotchkiss, Jonathan Stratton, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and John Greenleaf Whittier.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Henry A. Bishop Henry Alfred Bishop (b. 1860) — also known as Henry A. Bishop — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., December 4, 1860. Democrat. Ticket agent, purchasing agent, and superintendent of several railroads; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1886; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1912 (alternate); candidate for secretary of state of Connecticut, 1888; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1904; president, Clapp Fire Resisting Paint Co., Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey Power Co., and Reed Carpet Co.; vice-president, Brady Brass Co., Pacific Iron Works, Connecticut National Bank, and Consolidated Telephone Co.; director, Westchester Street Railway Co., Western Union Telegraph Co.; director, Bridgeport Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Psi Upsilon; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Darius Bishop and Julia Ann (Tomlinson) Bishop; brother of Nathaniel Wheeler Bishop (1865-1920); married, February 6, 1883, to Jessie Alvord Trubee; nephew of Russell Tomlinson.
  Political family: Bishop-Tomlinson family of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Irving Hall Chase (1858-1951) — also known as Irving H. Chase — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., May 13, 1858. Republican. Secretary and treasurer, Waterbury Clock Company; vice-president, Waterbury Manufacturing Company; president, A.S. Chase Company; secretary, Chase Rolling Mill Company; diretor, Waterbury Hotel Corporation, American Printing Company, Waterbury Buckle Company, Smith and Griggs Manufacturing Company, and Waterbury National Bank; member of Connecticut state senate 15th District, 1907-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1916. Died March 14, 1951 (age 92 years, 305 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896) and Martha Clark (Starkweather) Chase (1830-1906); married, February 28, 1889, to Elizabeth Hosmer Kellogg (1864-1944; daughter of Stephen Wright Kellogg); father of Eleanor Kellogg Chase (1894-1961; who married Charles Phelps Taft II); uncle of Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970); grandfather of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); second cousin once removed of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin twice removed of George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather and David Austin Starkweather; second cousin thrice removed of Alvah Sabin; third cousin once removed of Henry Howard Starkweather; third cousin twice removed of Henry Dodge, Daniel Chapin, Martin Olds and Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams, Elijah Abel and Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin of Charles Henry Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Chauncey Brewer Sabin and Edgar Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Charles H. Clark Charles Hull Clark (b. 1832) — also known as Charles H. Clark — of Milldale, Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., October 23, 1832. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; nut and bolt manufacturer; banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1895-96, 1899-1900, 1905-06; president, Waterbury and Milldale Tramway Company, 1907. Congregationalist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodosius Clark (1788-1865) and Chloe (Clark) Clark (1795-1848); brother of William Judson Clark; married, August 21, 1862, to Mary E. Dickerman; second cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Merriam; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Brace; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee, James Doolittle Wooster, Luther Hotchkiss and Levi Yale; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace; fourth cousin of Charles M. Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss (1778-1858), Samuel George Andrews and Levi Bacon Yale.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
William J. Clark William Judson Clark (b. 1825) — also known as William J. Clark — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., August 19, 1825. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; nut and bolt manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District, 1883-84. Member, Union League; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodosius Clark (1788-1865) and Chloe (Clark) Clark (1795-1848); brother of Charles Hull Clark; married, November 15, 1855, to Sarah Jane Bradley; second cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Merriam; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Brace; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee, James Doolittle Wooster, Luther Hotchkiss and Levi Yale; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace; fourth cousin of Charles M. Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss (1778-1858), Samuel George Andrews and Levi Bacon Yale.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
George Redfield Curtis George Redfield Curtis (1825-1893) — also known as George R. Curtis — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., December 25, 1825. School teacher; treasurer, Meriden Britania Company; president, Meriden Silver Plate Company, the Meridan Horse Railroad Company, and the Meriden Gas Light Company; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1880-81. Episcopalian. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., May 20, 1893 (age 67 years, 146 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Asahel Curtis and Mehitable (Redfield) Curtis; married, May 22, 1855, to Augusta Munson (1833-1914).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  James A. Doughty (b. 1850) — of Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Beekman, Dutchess County, N.Y., 1850. Republican. Brass manufacturing executive; banker; candidate for Connecticut state senate 30th District, 1910. Member, Union League. Burial location unknown.
  John Prince Elton (1809-1864) — also known as John P. Elton — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Watertown, Litchfield County, Conn., April 25, 1809. Brass foundry business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1840, 1848, 1850, 1862. Died in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., November 10, 1864 (age 55 years, 199 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, May 18, 1835, to Olive Margaret Hall (1816-1892); father of James Samuel Elton (1838-1923); grandfather of John Prince Elton.
  Political family: Elton family of Waterbury, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William J. Galvin (born c.1865) — of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., about 1865. Republican. Iron molder; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Guilford, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  Frederick L. Gaylord (1850-1930) — of Ansonia, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, January 19, 1850. Republican. Brass foundry business; postmaster at Ansonia, Conn., 1898-1910; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901. Died May 26, 1930 (age 80 years, 127 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Miles Gaylord.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles H. Graham (1837-1920) — of Unionville, Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., October 10, 1837. Republican. Nut and bolt manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1903-04. Died in Connecticut, October 1, 1920 (age 82 years, 357 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Unionville, Farmington, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Emeline A. Upson (1837-1906).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Graham (born c.1831) — of Orange, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., about 1831. Republican. Brass foundry business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1878, 1885-86; member of Connecticut state senate 7th District, 1887-90; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  James P. Hooley (b. 1855) — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Connecticut, July 12, 1855. Iron molder; organizer for the Knights of Labor; member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County 1st District, 1884-85. Irish ancestry. Interment at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morgan Hooley and Mary Margaret (Coffey) Hooley.
  Oliver Gould Jennings (1865-1936) — also known as Oliver G. Jennings — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 27, 1865. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1920; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Fairfield, 1923-24; director, U.S. Industrial Alcohol Company; director, Bethlehem Steel Corporation; director, Grocery Store Products, Inc. Episcopalian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Skull and Bones. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in the Harbor Sanitarium, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1936 (age 71 years, 169 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver Burr Jennings (1825-1893; one of the original stockholders of Standard Oil Company, 1871) and Esther Judson (Goodsell) Jennings (1828-1908); married 1896 to Mary Dows Brewster (1871-1964); father of Benjamin Brewster Jennings (1898-1968; president of Socony-Vacuum, which later became Mobil Oil); uncle of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss; granduncle of Hugh Dudley Auchincloss III (1927-).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick Miles (1815-1896) — of Chapinville, Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., December 19, 1815. Republican. Merchant; iron manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 17th District, 1878-79; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1879-83, 1889-91; defeated, 1886, 1890, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880 (alternate), 1884, 1888 (alternate). Died in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., November 20, 1896 (age 80 years, 337 days). Interment at Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matthew H. Rogers (b. 1861) — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn., January 19, 1861. Republican. Iron and steel manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1897-98; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1909-13. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Rogers and Susan Rogers; married, January 10, 1883, to Nellie Forestelle.
George E. Somers George Edwin Somers (1833-1915) — also known as George E. Somers — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Newtown, Fairfield County, Conn., January 21, 1833. Republican. Machinist; inventor; superintendent, later president, Bridgeport Brass Company; bank director; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bridgeport, 1897. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died December 18, 1915 (age 82 years, 331 days). Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Esther (Peck) Somers (1798-1884) and Rufus Somers (1800-1857); married 1858 to Sarah J. Noble (died 1863); married, December 6, 1865, to Fannie Elizabeth (French) Clark (1840-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Frederick Trent Stanley (1802-1883) — also known as Frederick T. Stanley — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., August 12, 1802. Republican. Foundry business; hardware manufacturer; mayor of New Britain, Conn., 1871-72. Died in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., August 2, 1883 (age 80 years, 355 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, July 4, 1838, to Melvina Chamberlain; second cousin of Timothy Wadsworth Stanley (1817-1897).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Howard Beecher Tuttle (1863-1933) — also known as Howard B. Tuttle — of Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., October 25, 1863. Chairman, Eastern Malleable Iron Company; chairman, Naugatuck National Bank; member of Connecticut state senate, 1910; warden (borough president) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1914-18, 1919-20. Suffered a stroke at luncheon in the Waterbury Country Club, and died seven days later, in Middlebury, New Haven County, Conn., September 29, 1933 (age 69 years, 339 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Wilcox) Tuttle (1835-1928) and Bronson Beecher Tuttle (1835-1903); married 1888 to Jeannette Phelps Seymour (1862-1955).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert J. White (born c.1884) — of Plainville, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, about 1884. Democrat. Steelworker; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Plainville, 1926, 1932. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Horace C. Wilcox (1824-1890) — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born January 24, 1824. President, Meriden Britannia Company; president, Wilcox & White Organ Company; member of Connecticut state senate, 1874, 1877; mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1875-76. Died August 27, 1890 (age 66 years, 215 days). Interment at Wilcox Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha B. Wilcox and Hepzibah (Cornwall) Wilcox; married to Charlotte Smith (died 1864) and Ellen M. Parker (1839-1912).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Rollin S. Woodruff Rollin Simmons Woodruff (1854-1925) — also known as Rollin S. Woodruff — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., July 14, 1854. Republican. President, C. S. Mersick & Co., wholesale iron dealers; director, Connecticut Savings Bank and Mechanics Bank; president, Grace Hospital of New Haven; member of Connecticut state senate, 1903; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07; Governor of Connecticut, 1907-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1924. English ancestry. Member, Union League. Died June 30, 1925 (age 70 years, 351 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Jeremiah Woodruff and Clarisse (Thompson) Woodruff; married, January 14, 1880, to Kaomeo E. Perkins.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut 1907-08
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