John Buford, Sr. (1779-1848) —
of Versailles, Woodford
County, Ky.; Rock Island, Rock
Island County, Ill.
Born in Barren
County, Ky., 1779.
member of Kentucky
state house of representatives, 1824-27; member of Illinois
state senate, 1843-47; postmaster at Rock
Island, Ill., 1843-47.
French and English
Died in Rock Island, Rock Island
County, Ill., March
25, 1848 (age about 68
Interment at Chippiannock
Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.
of Margaret (Kirtley) Buford (born 1760) and Simeon
Buford, Sr.; married, September
6, 1799, to Nancy Hickman (died 1824); married, January
4, 1825, to Ann Bannister (Howe) Watson (died 1835); father of
John Buford, Jr. (Civil War general), Napoleon Bonaparte Buford
(Civil War general), Thomas
Jefferson Buford and James
Monroe Buford (1832-?).|
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family of Rock Island, Illinois.|
Claude Laroche Carney (b. 1927) —
of Wilmette, Cook
Born in Nice, France,
Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; bank
executive; candidate for Illinois
state house of representatives 1st District, 1970.
French ancestry. Member, League of Women
Still living as of 1970.
of Christian Victor Laroche and Renee Therese (de Besaucele) Laroche;
married to John Cyril Carney.|
Fred Thomas Dubois (1851-1930) —
also known as Fred T. Dubois —
of Blackfoot, Bingham
Born in Palestine, Crawford
County, Ill., May 29,
to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1887-90; U.S.
Senator from Idaho, 1891-97, 1901-07; delegate to Republican
National Convention from Idaho, 1892,
delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1904,
French Canadian ancestry.
Died in Washington,
14, 1930 (age 78 years, 261
Interment at Grove
City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Idaho.
Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895) —
also known as Elisha P. Ferry —
of Waukegan, Lake
County, Ill.; Seattle, King
Born in Monroe
County, Mich., August
Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1852;
postmaster at Waukegan,
Ill., 1853-54; village
president of Waukegan, Illinois, 1856-57; mayor
of Waukegan, Ill., 1859; delegate
to Illinois state constitutional convention from Lake County,
1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor
of Washington Territory, 1872-80; vice-president, Puget Sound
National Bank; Governor of
Died of pneumonia
heart failure, in Seattle, King
County, Wash., October
14, 1895 (age 70 years, 66
Interment at Lake
View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
Francis A. Freer (1843-1908) —
also known as Frank A. Freer —
of Galesburg, Knox
Born in Pennsylvania, April 6,
Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; school
teacher; postmaster at Galesburg,
Ill., 1889-93, 1897-1908.
French Huguenot and Scotch-Irish
ancestry. Member, Grand
Army of the Republic; Good
Order of United Workmen; Odd
Died, from heart
disease, in Galesburg, Knox
County, Ill., December
16, 1908 (age 65 years, 254
Interment at Hope
Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.
of Abram Freer and Mary (McKimens) Freer; married, December
26, 1871, to Jennie E. Christy (1850-1903; she and her daughter
Alda Freer Henry were among the 602 killed in the Iroquois Theatre
fire in Chicago).|
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John Henry Stelle (1891-1962) —
also known as John Stelle —
of McLeansboro, Hamilton
Born in McLeansboro, Hamilton
County, Ill., August
Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to
Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928
to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1948,
state treasurer, 1935-37; Lieutenant
Governor of Illinois, 1937-40; Governor of
and French ancestry. Member, American
Died July 5,
1962 (age 70 years, 329
Interment at City
Cemetery, McLeansboro, Ill.