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Coal, Ice, and Fuel Dealer Politicians in Massachusetts

  Willmore Dewey Ashley (1886-1974) — also known as Willmore D. Ashley — of New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in East Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass., November 3, 1886. Ice business; woodworker; sawmill owner; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from New Ipswich, 1948. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 22, 1974 (age 87 years, 292 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren King Ashley and Henrietta Ruth (Dewey) Ashley; married, December 17, 1916, to Ida Mae Frye (1890-1973).
  William Hazen Ball (1858-1922) — also known as William H. Ball — of Coloma, Berrien County, Mich. Born in Boylston, Worcester County, Mass., August 24, 1858. Republican. Banker; coal and lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1909-12. Died in 1922 (age about 63 years). Interment at Coloma Cemetery, Coloma, Mich.
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  Charles Nelson Daniels (1849-1916) — also known as Charles N. Daniels — of Willimantic, Windham County, Conn. Born in Barre, Monroe County, N.Y., July 2, 1849. Republican. Coal and lumber dealer; postmaster at Willimantic, Conn., 1890-94; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1901; U.S. Consul in Sheffield, as of 1905-09; Sherbrooke, 1914-16; Connecticut state auditor, 1908. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Southbridge, Worcester County, Mass., December 17, 1916 (age 67 years, 168 days). Interment at Old Willimantic Cemetery, Windham, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Nelson Fitch Daniels and Alenda (Clark) Daniels; married to Susie E. Howard Little.
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  John Joseph Maginnis — also known as John J. Maginnis — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil and coal dealer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1948. Unitarian. Member, Rotary. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Lynn Melvin Ranger (1884-1967) — also known as Lynn M. Ranger — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, January 28, 1884. Coal salesman; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1912; Progressive candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1912, 1914; bank director; lumber business. Died in 1967 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Melvin Ranger (1847-1933) and Nellie Frances (Allen) Ranger (1863-1924); married to Florence Young.
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