The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Illinois

  John Huy Addams (1822-1881) — also known as John H. Addams — of Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ill. Born in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pa., July 12, 1822. Republican. Owner of Cedar Creek Mill, which produced lumber and flour; dirctor, Illinois Central Railroad; president, Second National Bank of Freeport, Illinois; member of Illinois state senate, 1855-61, 1863-71 (4th District 1855-61, 22nd District 1863-71); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker). Died, of appendicitis, in a hotel at Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 17, 1881 (age 59 years, 36 days). Interment at Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Addams and Catherine (Huy) Addams; married, July 18, 1844, to Sarah Weber; married 1868 to Anna (Hostetter) Haldeman; father of Jane Addams; nephew of William Addams; grandfather of Anna Marcet Haldeman (who married Emanuel Julius).
  Political family: Addams-Haldeman family of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Clarence Baldridge (1868-1947) — also known as H. Clarence Baldridge — of Parma, Canyon County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Carlock, McLean County, Ill., November 24, 1868. Republican. Grain dealer; merchant; banker; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1911-13; member of Idaho state senate, 1913-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1916 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1923-27; Governor of Idaho, 1927-31; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho 1st District, 1942. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Freemasons; Elks; Anti-Saloon League. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, June 8, 1947 (age 78 years, 196 days). Interment at Parma Cemetery, Parma, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of William John Baldridge and Amanda Caroline (Wright) Baldridge; married, February 1, 1893, to Cora Alena McCreighton; third cousin once removed of Joseph Baldrige; fourth cousin of Edwin Rockefeller Baldrige and Carl Clifford Baldrige; fourth cousin once removed of Howard Hammond Baldrige, William Lovell Baldrige and Thomas Jackson Baldrige.
  Political family: Baldrige family of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert N. Barber (1858-1940) — of Esmond, Kingsbury County, S.Dak. Born in Davis Junction, Ogle County, Ill., May 16, 1858. Republican. Grain elevator business; druggist; banker; lumber merchant; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 23rd District, 1911-12. Died in Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., August 29, 1940 (age 82 years, 105 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson F. Barber and Jane (Brooks) Barber; married, March 16, 1882, to Amanda E. Williams.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  W. C. Bennett (1836-1916) — of Moline, Rock Island County, Ill. Born in Pennsylvania, 1836. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; riverboat captain; flour mill business; mayor of Moline, Ill., 1893-95; defeated, 1895. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1916 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  P. J. Breen — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born in Edgar County, Ill. Democrat. Merchant; grain trade; member of Illinois state house of representatives 22nd District; elected 1934. Catholic. Burial location unknown.
  Pascal Griffin Bryant (1895-1979) — also known as Pascal G. Bryant — of Nevada, Vernon County, Mo. Born near Girard, Macoupin County, Ill., March 12, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; flour and feed business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Vernon County, 1943-48, 1953-54; defeated, 1938, 1948, 1964. Methodist. Member, American Legion. Died in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., December, 1979 (age 84 years, 0 days). Interment at Newton Burial Park, Nevada, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of George Swarts Bryant and Ida Mae (Young) Bryant; married, June 27, 1920, to Mildred Eleanor Jargo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Richard T. Buckler Richard Thompson Buckler (1865-1950) — also known as Richard T. Buckler — of Crookston, Polk County, Minn. Born near Oakland, Coles County, Ill., October 27, 1865. Farmer; director, Farmers Elevator Company (Crookston, Minn.); member of Minnesota state senate 66th District, 1915-18, 1923-26, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 9th District, 1935-43. Baptist. Member, Eagles; Farmers Union; Farm Bureau. Died in Crookston, Polk County, Minn., January 23, 1950 (age 84 years, 88 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of John Buckler and Harriet (Davis) Buckler; married, November 27, 1890, to Addie Ball.
  Cross-reference: Harold C. Hagen
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  Clifton Clark Coldren (1869-1949) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Glencoe, Cook County, Ill. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, August 22, 1869. Vice-president in charge of export, Quaker Oats Company; Honorary Consul for Estonia in Chicago, Ill., 1935. Died in Glencoe, Cook County, Ill., August 12, 1949 (age 79 years, 355 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Newton Coldren and Phila Isabel (Clark) Coldren; married to Elizabeth Griffith.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George M. Eberle (b. 1884) — of Lincoln, Logan County, Ill. Born in Lincoln, Logan County, Ill., September 3, 1884. Grain business; farm manager; Logan County Treasurer, 1931-35; mayor of Lincoln, Ill., 1935-38. Member, Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Wallace Eberle and Margaret (Heinz) Eberle; married, August 6, 1928, to Sarah A. Reed.
  Nicholas Leo Hubbard (1895-1983) — also known as Nicholas L. Hubbard — of Mt. Pulaski, Logan County, Ill. Born in Lincoln, Logan County, Ill., May 8, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; grain dealer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 38th District, 1935-39; member of Illinois state senate 28th District, 1939-45. Died in Lincoln, Logan County, Ill., January, 1983 (age 87 years, 0 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lincoln, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of George Henry Hubbard and Mary Agnes (O'Connor) Hubbard.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
R. M. Hutchinson R. M. Hutchinson (b. 1858) — of Delmont, Douglas County, S.Dak. Born in Henderson County, Ill., September 8, 1858. Democrat. Farmer; grain and livestock dealer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 8th District, 1899-1900, 1903-04; defeated, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Charles G. Jones Charles Gasham Jones (1856-1911) — also known as Charles G. Jones; "Gristmill" — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Greenup, Cumberland County, Ill., November 3, 1856. Flour mill business; painting contractor; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1896-97, 1901-03; member of Oklahoma territorial House of Representatives, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stomach hemorrhage, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 29, 1911 (age 54 years, 146 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Harrison Jones and Rebeccal (Wall) Jones; married 1893 to Tena Stafford; married, April 10, 1909, to Nettie E. Wheeler; uncle of William Harrison Hallett.
  Epitaph: "89'er"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
  Robert Sanderson McCormick (1849-1919) — also known as Robert S. McCormick — of Illinois. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., July 26, 1849. Grain brokerage business; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1901-02; U.S. Ambassador to Austria-Hungary, 1902; Russia, 1902-05; France, 1905-07. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died, of pneumonia, in a nursing home at Hinsdale, DuPage County, Ill., April 16, 1919 (age 69 years, 264 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Sanderson McCormick and Mary Ann (Grigsby) McCormick; married, June 8, 1876, to Katharine Van Etta Medill (daughter of Joseph Meharry Medill); father of Joseph Medill McCormick (who married Ruth Hanna) and Robert Rutherford McCormick; nephew of Cyrus Hall McCormick; granduncle of William McCormick Blair Jr..
  Political family: McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton-Medill family of Illinois and New York.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James A. Patten (b. 1852) — of Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Freeland Corners, DeKalb County, Ill., May 8, 1852. Republican. Grain commission business; mayor of Evanston, Ill., 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1924. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander R. Patten and Agnes (Beveridge) Patten; married, April 9, 1885, to Louise Buchanan.
  Frank Ryan (b. 1886) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born February 22, 1886. Democrat. Grain commission merchant; member of Illinois state house of representatives; elected 1914, 1934; member of Illinois state senate 2nd District; elected 1940, 1944. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Catholic Order of Foresters. Burial location unknown.
  George Frederick Stone (1836-1912) — also known as George F. Stone — of Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass.; Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., April 24, 1836. Flour dealer; president, Boston Corn Exchange, 1872; secretary, Chicago Board of Trade, 1884-1912; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Chicago, Ill., 1897-1903; Consul-General for Central America in Chicago, Ill., 1897-98; Consul-General for Honduras in Chicago, Ill., 1899-1903; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Chicago, Ill., 1899-1903. Suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, was partially paralyzed, and died two months later, in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., June 21, 1912 (age 76 years, 58 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Stone and Eliza (Atkins) Stone; married, June 26, 1861, to Julia Sophia Spaulding; second great-grandnephew of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); first cousin thrice removed of James Hillhouse and Roger Griswold; first cousin six times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer and Henry Titus Backus; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin once removed of Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, John William Allen and Matthew Griswold (1833-1919); third cousin twice removed of John Allen, Phineas Lyman Tracy and Albert Haller Tracy; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Chapin and Zina Hyde Jr.; fourth cousin of Henry Ward Beecher, Joseph H. Elmer and Dennis D. Merrill; fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, George Griswold Sill, George Buckingham Beecher and Selden Chapin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Douglas Stuart Jr. (1916-2014) — also known as Robert D. Stuart, Jr. — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Hubbard Woods, Cook County, Ill., April 26, 1916. Republican. Co-founder in 1940 of the America First Committee, which opposed U.S. involvement in World War II; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1964-72; chief executive, Quaker Oats Company, 1966-1981; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1968, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1984-89. Presbyterian. Member, Urban League. Died May 8, 2014 (age 98 years, 12 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery, Lake Forest, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Douglas Stuart and Harriet (McClure) Stuart; brother of Anne Stuart Batchelder.
  Political family: Stuart-Batchelder family of Lake Forest, Illinois.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
Walter H. Toberman Walter H. Toberman (1879-1960) — also known as "Mr. Democrat" — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Montgomery County, Ill., April 19, 1879. Democrat. Founder and president, Toberman Grain Company; secretary of state of Missouri, 1949-60; died in office 1960. Baptist. Died at Memorial Community Hospital, Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., February 13, 1960 (age 80 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1957
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