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Quaker Politicians in Indiana
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  George M. Barnard (1881-1949) — of New Castle, Henry County, Ind. Born in New Castle, Henry County, Ind., June 6, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; Henry County Prosecuting Attorney, 1906-10; mayor of New Castle, Ind., 1910-14; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1944-49; died in office 1949. Quaker. Died, from a heart attack, in Washington, D.C., January 2, 1949 (age 67 years, 210 days). Interment at Longwood Cemetery, Longwood, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Oscar Barnard (1852-1939) and Mary V. (Ballenger) Barnard; married, October 4, 1911, to Marion Hannah Dingee.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Beard (1795-1874) — of Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind. Born in North Carolina, January 4, 1795. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1827-31; member of Indiana state senate, 1831-41, 1846-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1856 (Convention Vice-President), 1860. Quaker. Died in Montgomery County, Ind., September 27, 1874 (age 79 years, 266 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Nephew of Patrick Beard (1769-1831); cousin *** of Isaac N. Beard.
  Political family: Beard family of Wayne County, Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Patrick Beard (1769-1831) — of Indiana. Born in Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), 1769. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1816-23. Quaker. Died near Centerville, Wayne County, Ind., 1831 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of John Beard and Isaac N. Beard (1808-1871).
  Political family: Beard family of Wayne County, Indiana.
  John Boone (1772-c.1832) — of Harrison County, Ind. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., February 10, 1772. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-17. Quaker. Died about 1832 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  John H. Bradley (1805-1872) — of LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Chester County, Pa., 1805. Candidate for Indiana state senate, 1837; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-43; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1843; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848. Quaker. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., August 14, 1872 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of James Bradley (1810-1887).
  William Gilmer Bray (1903-1979) — also known as William G. Bray — of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Born near Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind., June 17, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-31; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1951-75 (7th District 1951-67, 6th District 1967-75). Quaker. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis; Tau Kappa Alpha; Acacia. Died in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., June 4, 1979 (age 75 years, 352 days). Interment at White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Gilmer Bray and Dorcas (Mitchell) Bray.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elihu Cox (1812-1888) — of Indiana. Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 23, 1812. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1865; defeated, 1842. Quaker. Died in Pulaski, Williams County, Ohio, June 28, 1888 (age 75 years, 218 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandson of Jeremiah Cox (1763-1830).
  Jeremiah Cox (1763-1830) — of Wayne County, Ind. Born in Adams County, Pa., March 3, 1763. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1821-22. Quaker. Died in Randolph County, Ind., February 28, 1830 (age 66 years, 362 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Elihu Cox (1812-1888).
  Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) — of Indiana. Born in Spiceland, Henry County, Ind., March 23, 1830. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1860. Quaker or Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., December 14, 1887 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Melissa Scott; father of Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clifford Morris Hardin (1915-2010) — also known as Clifford M. Hardin — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Knightstown, Henry County, Ind., October 9, 1915. University professor; chancellor, University of Nebraska, 1954-68; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71. Quaker. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 4, 2010 (age 94 years, 177 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of J. Alvin Hardin and Mabel (Macy) Hardin; married to Martha Love Wood (1918-2010).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Addison Clay Harris (1840-1916) — also known as Addison C. Harris — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Ind., October 1, 1840. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1877-79; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1886; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1896; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1899-1901. Quaker. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 2, 1916 (age 75 years, 337 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  David Pierson Holloway (1809-1883) — also known as David P. Holloway — of Indiana. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 6, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Indiana state senate, 1844-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1855-57. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1883 (age 73 years, 277 days). Original interment at Maple Grove Cemetery (which no longer exists), Richmond, Ind.; reinterment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Married to Jane Ann Paulson; father of William Robeson Holloway (1836-1911).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Washington Holman (1811-1847) — of Indiana. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 17, 1811. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1846-47; defeated, 1847. Quaker. Died in Miami County, Ind., November 28, 1847 (age 36 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Nephew of Joseph Holman (1788-1873).
  Joseph Holman (1788-1873) — of Indiana. Born in Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1788. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1815; defeated, 1814; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-18, 1819-22, 1830-31; defeated, 1839, 1845, 1848; candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Wayne County, Ind., April 17, 1873 (age 84 years, 198 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of George Washington Holman (1811-1847).
  Jonathan Lindley (1756-1828) — Born near Philadelphia (unknown county), Pa., June 15, 1756. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1786; territorial court judge in Indiana, 1814; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1816-17. Quaker. Founder of Terre Haute, Ind. Died in Orange County, Ind., April 5, 1828 (age 71 years, 295 days). Interment at Old Lick Creek Quaker Cemetery, Chambersburg, Ind.
  Russell Lowell McDaniel (b. 1894) — also known as R. Lowell McDaniel — of Greensboro, Henry County, Ind.; Wilkinson, Hancock County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Wilkinson, Hancock County, Ind., September 16, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; wholesale grocery manager; farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph William McDaniel (1857-1933) and Ida Bell (Young) McDaniel (1869-1942); married, August 15, 1920, to Ethel Hittle (born 1900).
  Samuel Edgar Nicholson (1862-1934) — of Howard County, Ind.; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind.; Media, Delaware County, Pa. Born near Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Ind., June 29, 1862. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; newspaper editor and publisher; real estate and insurance business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1895-97. Quaker. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died in Media, Delaware County, Pa., April 17, 1934 (age 71 years, 292 days). Interment at Middletown Friends Meeting Cemetery, Lima, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Nicholson and Rhoda (Holliday) Nicholson; married 1889 to Rhoda Elma Parker.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  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 (1829-?); 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.
  John F. O'Neall (c.1804-1865) — of Greene County, Ind. Born in South Carolina, about 1804. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-44; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1844, 1847. Quaker or Methodist. Irish ancestry. Died in 1865 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of John Henry O'Neall; cousin *** of Abijah O'Neall and Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889).
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  John Kelly O'Neall (b. 1829) — of Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, 1829. Republican. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1881. Quaker. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abijah O'Neall; nephew of Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889).
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889) — of Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., September 20, 1813. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1849-51. Quaker or Methodist. Irish ancestry. Died, from congestion of the lungs, in Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Ind., March 31, 1889 (age 75 years, 192 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stockwell, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Abijah O'Neall; uncle of John Kelly O'Neall (1829-?); cousin *** of John F. O'Neall.
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Ratliff (1822-1912) — of Grant County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Ind., March 1, 1822. Republican. School teacher; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1867-69. Quaker. English ancestry. Died in 1912 (age about 90 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Joseph Clayton Ratliff (1827-1909).
  Joseph Clayton Ratliff (1827-1909) — of Wayne County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Ind., July 6, 1827. Republican. Physician; dentist; business executive; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1875. Quaker. English and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Wayne County, Ind., October 16, 1909 (age 82 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of John Ratliff (1822-1912).
Walter R. Stubbs Walter Roscoe Stubbs (1858-1929) — also known as W. R. Stubbs — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 7, 1858. Republican. Rancher; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1903-07; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1905-06; Kansas Republican state chair, 1904-08; Governor of Kansas, 1909-13; defeated in primary, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1912. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died, after a short illness and some heart trouble, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 25, 1929 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Stubbs and Esther (Bailey) Stubbs; married 1886 to Stella Hostettler.
  Cross-reference: John S. Dawson
  Image source: McClure's Magazine, April 1912
  Thomas Swain (died c.1825) — of Indiana. Born in Nantucket, Nantucket County, Mass. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1820-21. Quaker. Died near Economy, Wayne County, Ind., about 1825. Burial location unknown.
  Elmer Tunis (b. 1872) — of Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Born in Linn County, Mo., October 7, 1872. Democrat. General contractor; wallpaper and paint retailer; mayor of Elwood, Ind., 1917-18, 1943-44, 1950-51; police chief. Quaker. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Isaac Underwood (1821-1904) — of Indiana. Born in Clinton County, Ohio, July 21, 1821. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861; member of Indiana state senate, 1875-77. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pennville, Jay County, Ind., June 5, 1904 (age 82 years, 320 days). Burial location unknown.
  Louis W. Vail (b. 1851) — also known as Lou W. Vail — of Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind.; Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind. Born in Elkhart County, Ind., January 20, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1893-95; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916, 1924. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Absalom M. Vickrey (1822-1886) — of Indiana. Born in Milton, Wayne County, Ind., February 10, 1822. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885. Quaker; later Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Tipton, Tipton County, Ind., February 11, 1886 (age 64 years, 1 days). Burial location unknown.
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