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Miller and Grain Dealer Politicians in Massachusetts

  Adin Ballou Capron (1841-1911) — also known as Adin B. Capron — of Stillwater, Smithfield, Providence County, R.I. Born in Mendon, Worcester County, Mass., January 9, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; miller; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1887-92; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1891-93; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1897-1911; defeated, 1892. Died in Stillwater, Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., March 17, 1911 (age 70 years, 67 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Carlile Willis Capron and Abigail (Bates) Capron; married 1865 to Irene Ballou; married, April 27, 1875, to Phebe A. Mowery; third cousin once removed of William Aldrich; fourth cousin of James Franklin Aldrich; fourth cousin once removed of Emor L. Calkins and Almur Stiles Whiting.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Jacob Payson Chamberlain (1802-1878) — also known as Jacob P. Chamberlain — of Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y. Born in Dudley, Worcester County, Mass., August 1, 1802. Republican. Flour mill business; member of New York state assembly from Seneca County, 1859; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1861-63. Died in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y., October 5, 1878 (age 76 years, 65 days). Interment at Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Angeline Chamberlain (who married William Johnson).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John William Davis (1826-1907) — also known as John W. Davis — of Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I. Born in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass., March 7, 1826. Democrat. Grain trade; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1884, 1892, 1900; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1885-86, 1893; Governor of Rhode Island, 1887-88, 1890-91; mayor of Pawtucket, R.I., 1897. Died January 26, 1907 (age 80 years, 325 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.
  See also National Governors Association biography
  Samuel Etheridge (1788-1864) — Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., April 15, 1788. Miller; inventor; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1839-40. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Quincy, Branch County, Mich., February 18, 1864 (age 75 years, 309 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Cynthia Maria Ingham.
  John Fay (1773-1855) — of Montgomery County, N.Y.; Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., February 10, 1773. Democrat. Surveyor; miller; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1808-09, 1811-12; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1819-21; Jefferson County Sheriff, 1828-31; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York. Died in Northampton, Fulton County, N.Y., June 21, 1855 (age 82 years, 131 days). Interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Northampton, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  George W. Gardner (1834-1911) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., 1834. Republican. Grain elevator business; miller; banker; vice-president, Cleveland and Buffalo Steamship Line; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1885-86, 1889-90. Died December 18, 1911 (age about 77 years). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of James Gardner and Caroline Griscilda (Porter) Gardner.
  Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) — of Kelloggsville, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., October 3, 1773. Merchant; miller; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1808-10, 1820-22; postmaster; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1825-27. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 11, 1842 (age 68 years, 220 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Kellogg and Lucy (Powell) Kellogg; married, October 21, 1794, to Mary Ann Otis; father of Day Otis Kellogg and Dwight Kellogg; uncle of Alvan Kellogg; first cousin once removed of Ensign Hosmer Kellogg; first cousin four times removed of Martin Weld Deyo; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg and William Dean Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Rowland Case Kellogg and Frank Billings Kellogg; third cousin of Jason Kellogg, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), John Russell Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Thomas Belden Butler, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Farrand Fassett Merrill and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); third cousin twice removed of Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg and Selah Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of William Lucius Case, Charles Collins Kellogg, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Henry Theodore Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg and Franklin Warren Kellogg.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Oliver Larkin (1802-1858) — also known as Thomas O. Larkin — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., September 18, 1802. Merchant; flour mill business; U.S. Consul in Monterey, 1843-48; U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to California, 1845; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849. Died, from typhoid fever, in Colusa, Colusa County, Calif., October 27, 1858 (age 56 years, 39 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas O. Larkin and Ann (Rogers) Larkin; married to Rachel (Hobson) Holmes.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Fred J. Olds (b. 1867) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn.; Andover, Tolland County, Conn.; Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Wales, Hampden County, Mass., July, 1867. Democrat. Butcher; miller; member of Connecticut state house of representatives; elected 1906; defeated, 1922 (Andover). Interment at Center Cemetery, Coventry, Conn.
  Relatives: Married to Annie M. Tyler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lawson Sibley (1836-1898) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in 1836. Democrat. Flour and feed business; Hampden County Commissioner, 1873-76; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1892. Died March 18, 1898 (age about 61 years). Interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1863 to Harriet Emmons Aikens.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  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
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