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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Delaware

J. Edward Addicks John Edward Charles O'Sullivan Addicks (1841-1919) — also known as J. Edward Addicks; "Gas Addicks"; "Napoleon of Gas"; "Frenzied Financier" — of Claymont, New Castle County, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 21, 1841. Republican. Flour merchant; built and controlled the illuminating gas industry in Boston and other cities; tried for years without success to win a seat in the U.S. Senate; member of Republican National Committee from Delaware, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1904; arrested in New York, 1913, over his refusal to acknowledge money judgements against him by creditors, and released on bond; jailed in 1915 for contempt of court. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 7, 1919 (age 77 years, 259 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John E. C. O'Sullivan Addicks and Margaretta McLeod (Turner) Addicks; married 1864 to Laura Wattson Butcher; married to Rosalie Butcher; married, December 14, 1898, to Ida (Carr) Wilson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  James Latimer — Grain shipper; member of Delaware house of assembly, 1778-79; delegate to Delaware convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1787. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Geddes; father of George Latimer and Henry Latimer.
  Political family: Latimer family of Delaware.
  Preston Lea (1841-1916) — of New Castle, New Castle County, Del.; Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., November 12, 1841. Republican. President, William Lea and Sons milling; president, Union National Bank, vice-president, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company; director, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad; Governor of Delaware, 1905-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1908. Quaker. Member, Union League. Died in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., December 4, 1916 (age 75 years, 22 days). Interment at Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of William Lea and Jane Scott (Lovett) Lea; married, October 27, 1870, to Adalaide Moore; married, April 29, 1897, to Eliza Naudain Corbit; father of Claudia Wright Lea (who married Sheffield Phelps); second cousin once removed of Charles Corbit and William Webb Jr.; third cousin once removed of Joseph Rodman West; third cousin twice removed of Elsie Cryder Woodward.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Joseph W. Prettyman (1917-1995) — of Lewes, Sussex County, Del. Born in Delaware, August 7, 1917. Grain farmer; member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County 8th District, 1953-54. Methodist. Died, in Lee Memorial Health Park medical center, Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., April 9, 1995 (age 77 years, 245 days). Interment at Conleys Chapel Cemetery, Angola, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Ethel M. (Joseph) Prettyman and Albert Henry Prettyman; married to Ethaleene Steele; first cousin twice removed of John Alvin Lingo; second cousin once removed of Asher H. Lingo, Rufus D. Lingo Jr., Archibald B. Lingo, John Alvin Lingo Jr. and Charles Dale Lingo; third cousin of Carlton Leroy Lingo.
  Political family: Lingo family of Millsboro, Delaware.
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