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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in Illinois

Charles W. Bryan Charles Wayland Bryan (1867-1945) — also known as Charles W. Bryan — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., February 10, 1867. Democrat. Coal business; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1915-17, 1935-37; Governor of Nebraska, 1923-25, 1931-35; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1938; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 4, 1945 (age 78 years, 22 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan; brother of William Jennings Bryan; married, November 29, 1892, to Bessie Elizabeth Brokaw; uncle of Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954).
  Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
  Cross-reference: Francis Radke
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Lincoln
  Fred A. Busse (1866-1914) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 3, 1866. Republican. Hardware business; coal dealer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1895-98; member of Illinois state senate, 1899-1900; Illinois state treasurer, 1903-05; member of Illinois Republican State Committee, 1905; postmaster at Chicago, Ill., 1905-07; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1907-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from valvular heart disease, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 9, 1914 (age 48 years, 128 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1908 to Josephine Lee.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Roy Donohoo (1881-c.1969) — also known as W. Roy Donohoo — of Pearl, Pike County, Ill. Born in Pike County, Ill., February 20, 1881. Democrat. Merchant; postmaster; coal dealer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 36th District, 1941-47, 1949-53. Member, Eagles; Freemasons; Shriners. Died about 1969 (age about 88 years). Interment at Green Pond Cemetery, Pearl, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1902 to Anna Pettit.
  Anton Frank Maciejewski (1893-1949) — also known as A. F. Maciejewski — of Cicero, Cook County, Ill. Born in Anderson, Grimes County, Tex., January 3, 1893. Democrat. Coal dealer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1940; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1939-42; resigned 1942. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 25, 1949 (age 56 years, 265 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Edward Magill (1861-1913) — also known as Samuel E. Magill — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., February 18, 1861. Coal business; real estate business; U.S. Consul in Tampico, 1897-1907; Guadalajara, 1908-11; U.S. Consul General in San Salvador, 1907-08. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., January 30, 1913 (age 51 years, 347 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Magill (1825-1896) and Louisa (Jones) Magill (1830-1911); married, June 30, 1887, to Julia Francis Groves.
  O. Lloyd Welsh (1899-1968) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born near Sciota, McDonough County, Ill., June 29, 1899. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; president and general manager of Prairie Lumber and Fuel Company, which sells feed and fertilizer, coal, and building materials; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1953-57. Christian. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., December 17, 1968 (age 69 years, 171 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Byron Welsh (died 1949) and Dora (Hauser) Welsh (died 1933); married, June 16, 1921, to Hazel Jury (1898-2006).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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