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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Indiana

  John S. Bender (b. 1827) — of Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind. Born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., January 26, 1827. School teacher; miller; surveyor; Starke County Clerk and Auditor; lawyer; newspaper publisher. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Bender and Jane (Dobbs) Bender; married 1855 to Maggie Bowers; married 1858 to Rachel Houghton.
  Henry Goode Blasdel (1825-1900) — also known as Henry G. Blasdel — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., January 29, 1825. Republican. Farmer; merchant; riverboat captain; miller; mining business; Governor of Nevada, 1864-71. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 22, 1900 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Blasdel and Elizabeth (Weaver) Blasdel; married 1845 to Sarah Jane Cox.
  The Blasdel state office building, in Carson City, Nevada, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS H. G. Blasdel (built 1943 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1947) was named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Fred B. Cohee (b. 1894) — of Frankfort, Clinton County, Ind. Born in Bringhurst, Carroll County, Ind., July 21, 1894. Republican. Grain dealer; chair of Clinton County Republican Party, 1942-44. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  William Wade Dudley (b. 1842) — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind.; Washington, D.C. Born in Weathersfield Bow, Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vt., August 27, 1842. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, 1863, and lost his right leg; Wayne County Clerk of Courts, 1866-74; milling business; lawyer; banker; U.S. Marshal, District of Indiana, 1879-81; U.S. Commissioner of Pensions, 1881-85; Treasurer of Republican National Committee, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1864 to Theresa Fiske.
  James La Fayette Evans (1825-1903) — also known as James L. Evans — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Clayville, Harrison County, Ky., March 27, 1825. Republican. Merchant; grain elevator business; meat packing business; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1875-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., May 28, 1903 (age 78 years, 62 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Warren Terry McCray (1865-1938) — also known as Warren T. McCray — of Kentland, Newton County, Ind. Born in Newton County, Ind., February 4, 1865. Republican. Farmer; grain shipper; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900; Governor of Indiana, 1921-24. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died December 19, 1938 (age 73 years, 318 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Greenberry Ward McCray and Martha Jane (Galey) McCray; brother-in-law of George Ade; married, June 15, 1892, to Ella M. Ade.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Noah Noble (1794-1844) — of Franklin County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Berryville, Clarke County, Va., January 14, 1794. Lawyer; farmer; merchant; miller; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1825; Governor of Indiana, 1831-37. Methodist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 8, 1844 (age 50 years, 25 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of James Noble and Benjamin Sedgwick Noble (c.1809-1869); uncle of Benjamin Sedgwick Noble (1805-1837).
  Political family: Noble family of Indiana.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Abijah O'Neall (1798-1874) — of Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., December 9, 1798. Miller; merchant; surveyor; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1849. Quaker; later Universalist. Irish ancestry. Sheltered escaping slaves as part of the "Underground Railroad" before the Civil War. Died in 1874 (age about 75 years). Original interment at Yountsville Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.; reinterment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas H. O'Neall; father of John Kelly O'Neall; second great-grandfather of Marabeth Thomas (who married Bruce Charles Savage); cousin *** of John F. O'Neall; first cousin of John Belton O'Neall.
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  Ezra Perin Savage (1842-1920) — also known as Ezra P. Savage — of Sargent, Custer County, Neb. Born in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., April 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stock, grain, and implement business; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03; Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03. Died January 8, 1920 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Warren Savage and Hannah (Perin) Savage; married 1866 to Anna C. Rich; married 1896 to Elvira Hess.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Dillon Seaman (1840-1911) — also known as John D. Seaman — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb.; Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Benton Township, Elkhart County, Ind., February 15, 1840. Republican. Grain dealer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1879; postmaster at Tulsa, Indian Territory, 1898-1907. Died in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., May 30, 1911 (age 71 years, 104 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Rueben D. Seaman and Elizabeth Dillon Seaman; married, June 16, 1858, to Hadasah J. Grant.
  John Smith Simonson (1796-1881) — of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Born in Fayette County, Pa., June 2, 1796. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; farmer; miller; merchant; member of Indiana state senate, 1826-29; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1837; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-46; defeated, 1838; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1845-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., December 5, 1881 (age 85 years, 186 days). Burial location unknown.
  Dan Voorhees Stephens (1868-1939) — also known as Dan V. Stephens — of Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Born in Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind., November 4, 1868. Democrat. Farmer; Dodge County Superintendent of Schools, 1890-94; president, Hammond & Stephens, educational publishers; director, Fremont Trust and Savings Bank; director, Goose Lake Grain and Lumber Co.; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904, 1908 (delegation chair), 1920, 1924, 1932; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1911-19. Died in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb., January 13, 1939 (age 70 years, 70 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Lewis Stephens and Martha (Lamkins) Stephens; married, June 24, 1890, to Hannah Boe.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Simon Wile (1830-1907) — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born near Munich (München), Germany, August 22, 1830. Democrat. Grocer; miller; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1869. Jewish. German ancestry. Died in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., September 10, 1907 (age 77 years, 19 days). Burial location unknown.
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