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French ancestry Politicians in Iowa

Horace Boies Horace Boies (1827-1923) — of Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y.; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; Palermo Township, Grundy County, Iowa; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aurora, Erie County, N.Y., December 7, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1857; Governor of Iowa, 1890-94; defeated, 1893; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1892; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1902. French and English ancestry. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 4, 1923 (age 95 years, 118 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Heber Boies (1795-1873) and Ester 'Hattie' (Henshaw) Boies (1798-1852); married, May 10, 1848, to Adella King (died 1855); married 1858 to Versalia M. Barber; father of Herbert B. Boies; second cousin twice removed of David Henshaw; third cousin once removed of Amos Gustine (1789-1844) and Andrew Isbell Henshaw; third cousin twice removed of Charles Pennell Crosby.
  Political family: Henshaw-Torrey family of Claiborne, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
  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 (1787-1869) and Hannah Gallup (Lester) Larrabee (1798-1837); married, September 12, 1861, to Anna Matilda Appleman (1842-1931); father of Julia Larrabee (1867-1937; who married Don Lathrop Love (1863-1940)).
  Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
  See also Wikipedia article
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